Rouge (Red)

In this month of Valentine’s Day, red is the color we see so much of. ‘Red,’ as the legendary Vogue fashion editor Diana Vreeland once proclaimed, ‘is the great clarifier – bright, cleansing, revealing. It makes all colors beautiful. I can’t imagine being bored with it. It would be like becoming tired of the person you love.’ Bill Blass once advised, ‘when in doubt, wear red.’ It has also been said that every room needs a bit of red. This could be a glossy red doors, a pillow or a chair, lampshades, or simply flowers – at the very least, a touch. We love the utterly timeless library for Brooke Astor in which Albert Hadley mastered red lacquer bookcases with brass detailing. Whatever your interpretation of red is, it is surely confident and empowering!

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