Calder Red for a Palm Springs Family Room

1955 FAM RM V2 ARTICLE IMAGEINSTUDIO Design Directors have an annual design direction meeting in Palm Springs, California with clients who purchased a furnished vacation condominium. Each year the clients replaced existing furnishings with a combination of mid century, contemporary, vintage, local and used furniture, art and accessories to match their personal style.

The clients developed a palette of sandy beige, black, white, brown and gray with accents of red for their living room. INSTUDIO Design Director Stephen Kladder found the focal point of the living room while viewing a large wall filled with art at Design Plus Consignment Gallery in San Francisco. A framed, signed and numbered print of La Grande Vitesse by artist Alexander Calder.

The couple used existing furniture in their family room which was largely ignored until this year. A combination of events and lucky finds brought the family room together within a few hours.

INSTUDIO Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis wanted to increase the use of red in the room. He found a beautiful custom round rug with a red and gray border hiding in the back of a contemporary Palm Springs furniture store. The couple won a bid at a charity auction for a Herman Miller Eames chair and ottoman. The client found another Calder print which she purchased. An “Arco” style lamp was adjusted to fit in the room. A red painted steel and glass table was purchased off the floor at a local furniture store. A contemporary red glass vase the couple owned was moved to the room. A used Ikea table was found at a consignment shop which became a cocktail table. A recently delivered Room & Board sofa bed was accented by pillows from target purchased last year.

With an eye for art and an artist’s eye the Design Directors of INSTUDIO bring rooms together to match your personal style.

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