House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC

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    Bold Color

    House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC
    Ray Cavicchio Photography

    Interior designer Anny Falgas is embracing the latest trend in design - maximalism. While minimalism is definitely having its moment, maximalist style is about letting color, pattern and bold pieces shine in a space. In a newly designed condo in Insignia on M, Falga brings bright and bold finishes into this modern space located in Washington DC's Navy Yard neighborhood. The end result is an interior where primary shades of red, blue and purple shine, creating an exciting and stimulating...MORE environment. 

    The living room is a kaleidoscope of colors that begins with a neutral base. Beige walls are brought to life with the addition of colorful accessories and textiles. A rainbow-colored chevron rug is home to the room's striking palette. Shades of blue and yellow from the carpet make an appearance through a range of throw pillows on the sofa. A bright red, curved floor lamp is another stand-out piece that's all about going bold. Side chairs, like the upholstered Eames-style rocking chair work to make this living room a colorful affair. 

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    Mixing Prints

    House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC
    Ray Cavicchio Photography

    In this two-bedroom condo, off the living room is a bright and bold master bedroom. Unique textiles have been brought in to create a color story in the space. Pieces in shades of red, yellow and blue reflect the palette seen in the home's living area. Pillows with a blue stripe are inspiration for navy stripe that extends onto the bedding and headboard in the master. For more color, a triptych of brightly hued abstract paintings hangs above the bed. For even more blue, a side chair in the...MORE shade adds extra seating in the bedroom. And a side table that also works as a desk features a bright print above that offers one more bold color pop in the space. 

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    Red Trim

    House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC
    Ray Cavicchio Photography

    The kitchen has been painted in a soft gray shade. The color is the perfect backdrop to the modern furnishings and built-ins in the home's eat-in kitchen. White lacquer cabinetry offers plenty of storage, even in the small space. Open-shelving is perfect for showcasing dishes and glassware. To keep the look feeling modern, white subway tile has been installed as a backsplash in the space. For the dining table, an efficient round table was chosen. Surrounded by Eames-style dining chairs in...MORE black the feel is mid-century chic. Another embrace of Falgas' maximalist aesthetic, color has been brought into the kitchen in the most unexpected way. The inside trim on the high ceiling has been painted a warm red. The splash of color above takes the eye up and is a unique way to bring a colorful accent home. 

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    Cool Neutral

    House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC
    Ray Cavicchio Photography

    In the second bedroom, the color palette also begins with a neutral base. Cool gray walls keep things feeling sophisticated in the space, which also has a number of bright and colorful pieces.  A tufted white bed and white bedding keeps things looking classic. For bright pops of color, a display of red, orange and fuchsia throw pillows makes for an eye-popping display. The bold color story continues with a floral painting above the bedside table. To ground the bright shades, bits of black have...MORE been brought into the design as well. An oversized black floor lamp adds a modern element to the classically-designed space. Above the bed, black and white abstract art is a finishing touch to this bedroom's colorful, yet refined design. 

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    Bathroom Style

    House Tour: Maximalism In Washington DC
    Ray Cavicchio Photography

    While bathrooms in many homes are devoid of color, Falgas decided to extend the home's color story into the condo's bathroom as well. A mix of red and white elements brings the space to life. For a pop of color, red hand towels and washcloths have been added to the mix. The rest of the space remains neutral in black and white. The restrained hues can be found in the tile in the shower. And a series of decorative elements including the soap, a toothbrush holder and jars for bathroom...MORE storage continue the black and white palette. A celebration of maximalism, a few kitschy pieces have been brought in too. The male and female restroom sign as well as an illustrative piece of art add a little bit of whimsy to this bright and colorful bathroom.