All things bright and beautiful

No corner of your home need be without mood-lifting colour in the year ahead. Here’s how to introduce a kaleidoscope of hues, in both shared and private spaces indoors and out, and on every conceivable surface.

After an annus emphatically horribilis a collective brightening of mood should be top of most 2021 public service announcements. And while we’re not advocating you take to the streets hand-in-hand with your neighbours (not yet, anyway), we’re breaking out our megaphones to proclaim that bold colour in your home will certainly do the trick. Painters and tilers required, you say? Not so, say Alessandra French and Ara Salomone, the founders of Perth’s State of Kin design studio. Having recently decorated their Shutter House project with colours great and small and with standout pieces from design stalwarts the likes of Patricia Urquiola, Inga Sempé, Kettal and Moroso, they’re poised to know. From kaleidoscopic seating and abstract artworks to quirky tableware and unusually shaped rugs, we show you how to replicate the look.

Kettal Shutter House
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Fjord Relax armchair by Moroso, from R67,706.00 from True Design  |  Stockholm server by Punt priced from R45,000.00 from Establishment  |   Egg vase by Moooi R3,644.00 from Créma  |  The Lozenge Perforated wall light, R5,000.00 from Studio 19  |  Coral Trails scatter, from R850.00 from Khakoon  |  Around side table, R34,080.00 from Créma  |  3-seater Wonder sofa, R124,400.00 from Créma  |  Arena Tapis rug, R73,270.00 from Roche Bobois.   
Kettal Shutter House
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Wexford dining table measuring 2400mm x 1000mm x 740mm, R25,064.25 from LEMON  |  Indo Berber with red geometric pattern, R3,800.00 per square metre from Gonsenhausers  |  Yellow lap tray R199.99 from Mr Price Home  |  ‘Make A Landscape Fit Indoors (ii)’ acrylic on canvas by Jeanne Hoffman, for similar or to commission contact Salon Ninety One  |  Palma chair, R9,839.00 from KARE  |  Bespoke Duoplank with European Oak Tile 08 by Hakwood 1090 x 1090 mm, R6,443.52 per square metre ex installation from Bestwood  |  Happy Susto ceramic figurines by Jaime Hayon, from R5,500.00 from Establishment  |  Elitis Flower Power wallpaper, POR from St Leger & Viney  |  CENTRE: Scribble rug by Front to Front for Moooi, priced from R62,180.00 from Créma.
Kettal Shutter House
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Selection of travertine finishes, R4,830.00 per square metre to supply, manufacture and install from Cannata  |  Tender sofa by Moroso, retails from R157,240.00 from True Design  |  Deep Frame Pill mirror, R4,790.00 from Arkivio  |  ‘Open Meadow’ oil on canvas by Jill Trappler, POR from Jill Trappler  |  White porcelain mosaic tile measuring 48 x 48mm, R44.08 per sheet from Douglas Jones  |  Ark basin in colour Sabel, from R4,595.00 from Victorian Bathrooms  |  Kettal Roll Clubchair, priced from R52,790.00 from Marlanteak  |  CENTRE:  Cha Cha occasional table by Haldane Martin, R6,325.00 from Haldane.
Production: JP de la Chaumette and Martin Jacobs
Photographs: Jack Lovel and Fragments Photography courtesy of Kettal

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