Bold blues and saturated pinks define this penthouse decor’s update


When my glamourous client presented me with the design freedom to create a colourful penthouse in the sky, I jumped at the chance. The 365-degree views of the lake are the perfect backdrop for my canvas of bold blues and saturated pinks.

When designing an open-concept space with colourful pieces, it’s important to consider the flow and sightlines in the rooms from various angles, ensuring that the entire colour palette works in harmony.

The custom pink settee that sits like a reigning queen in the entrance gives visitors a sneak peek into the vibrant pops of colour that awaits them as they pass from room to room. The watery hue is echoed in the rich blue custom velvet sofa that forms the basis of this welcoming seating area. I opted for an oversized coffee table that proudly displays a mix of books, candles and my client’s colourful collectables.

When designing

an open-concept space with coourful pieces, it’s important to consider the flow and sightlines in the rooms from various angles...

Get the look

Add the magic of colour to your home. For some inspiration, here are my top three tricks to achieving a luxurious colourful look in any space.

  1. Use a pattern as the jumping-off colour palette in your room. Art, a rug or accent pillows are the perfect accessories to use as the basis to your vibrant room scheme.
  2. Incorporate painted furniture pieces to add character and warmth.
  3. Consider slipcovers as a budget-friendly alternative to colourful custom upholstery.

Pillows: Ming Trail velvet pillows in green or chinoiserie.


Rug: Art silk, woven in India.


Art: Artist Donna Andreychuk, Life in the Woods oil on canvas 48x60.


Adonis Urima sideboard/buffet for living room or dining room


Färlöv three-seater sofa cover in navy blue.

Amanda Aerin
Amanda Aerin
Amanda Aerin is an edgy designer and a nationally recognized expert in home construction, project management, design and lifestyle trends. Amanda can be seen on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV, heard on radio and shared on social media outlets.
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