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Décor Inspiration | Interior Design: Blue & Purple by Alex Papachristidis, New York

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Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis

A young couple with two different tastes, and add to the mix, an uncle who is also an acclaimed interior designer known for his use of patterns, textures and colours—this is the story behind the décor of this apartment.

David Earls and Samantha Rudin Earls asked to Alex Papachristidis, Samantha`s uncle, to decorate and find a solution for merging their tastes: David is more neutral, classic and prefers silver to gold; Samantha is more daring, likes opulence and … gold. She likes purple, he, blue. The solution? Combine both tastes in the apartment, with accents of silver and gold, blue and purple everywhere.

Above: the library, the most patterned room; just the sofa includes eight patterns!

Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis

Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis

Rich patterns, ornate sofas, walls and carpets come together with an interesting mix of themes: florals, animal print, and graphic. Here in the entry, there`s a treasure: a painting by Renoir that belonged to David’s grandfather.

Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis

David’s office is all blue—his favourite colour and the steel desk brings silver, but flashes of gold combine Samantha`s taste to the room.

Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex PapachristidisSamantha, David and Elle
Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis

Alex Papachristidis also decorated Samantha`s parents, brother and sister-in-law’s homes, as well her previous apartment when she was single. To avoid similiarities, he says: “Once I’ve used a pattern, it’s done for me.”

Interior Design: purple, blue, patterns and textures by Alex Papachristidis
During the renovation, Samantha and David welcomed their first child, Elle. Her bedroom is all in lavender with a delicate mix of patterns.

The final aesthetic is cozy, interesting and rich, combining different tastes and a expert eye to create an incredible home. —Bárbara

P.S. more Interior Designers & see also:
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Images via Elle Décor

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Bárbara Wieliwicki de Resende
Interiors Editor, Brazil

A designer with an eye for aesthetics and a love for décor, Barbara lives in Brazil where she once worked with fashion brands at an advertising agency. She has lived in Australia for a season, worked as freelancer, and in 2008, she created her first blog about fashion. Two years later, she launched a second blog about décor. Today, both blogs are one, and a place where she edits, photographs and creates content daily. Living Gazette has become a benchmark for aesthetics determined. She has been a reader of This is Glamorous since 2008 and the site has been a great influence in her work.


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2 Notes
  • Stunning. They managed to keep the rooms full of light, even though the colors were dark. Overall an amazing house with great taste!

    Aria

    https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/welcome/

  • I love it. My childhood room was lavender (it was that color when my parents moved in, just before I was born, so nobody can take credit), and lavender and purple have been my favorite ever since. This looks so glamorous and not overly feminine.
    The only thing I don’t like are the electric cords hanging down from the sconces over the sofa.

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