Colorful Rye Interior Design, as seen in Luxe Magazine.
A bright house in the suburbs with a rye interior design is the dream house for many. Although it is too cliché, the New York designer Kati Curtis was able to rethink it and give the traditional design a fresh turn.
When the young couple approached Kati Curtis for their dream rye interior design, Curtis knew she had to make the house as lively as the couple was. So to create their forever home, she decided to create a comfortable space where the couple and their heirs would sit near the Moroccan tiles, linger among the floral wallpapers and enjoy the edgy contemporary art. The house was to be a mixture of old and new: a traditional approach spiced up with a young, fun, and modern vibe.
As the couple wanted modern elements but did not wish the house to feel too contemporary, Curtis’s decision was clear. “I told them we could mix old and new seamlessly, and it would only add more character.”
And that’s precisely what Curtis did. Right from the start, you get the taste of what is to come by entering the double-height entrance hall. So don’t be surprised by the Georgian-style commode you see against the gleaming blue; the husband’s late grandfather was a collector, and this is his signature.
The antique commode follows the trendy bulbs that hand from the contemporary lamp along with the turquoise artwork. As Curtis explains: “The color here had to flow into everywhere else.”
Deep blue walls are contrasted with the hand-crafted pink tile from Morocco. Floral draperies, a wine-colored sofa, and a black floral chair add further depth.
It might seem like there are too many elements and colors in one room, but they merge into one another seamlessly. As the couple’s wife explains, ” Kati had the vision for how the colorful rye interior design would all look together.”
The couple wanted to bring their favorite art pieces, but they did not know how they would complement the house. Kati reassured them, “Don’t worry if the art fits into the room. These are pieces that mean something to you.”
The hardest part for Curtis was the main bedroom with 12-foot ceilings. It seemed too unbalanced. So, her solution was to go bold! She filled it with overscale floral purple wallpaper, an antique-inspired rug, and graphic draperies.
As Joe Lorono Jr. says, “The clients didn’t want a traditional Rye interior design, and this isn’t one. It has a lot of layers, and each layer has such an impact.”
Today, the couple is happy with their new, cozy home, living in peace together and enjoying walks with their three dogs. Everything is just right in the house, filled with the art pieces they love and vibrant colors.
“The house reflects who they are,” says Curtis. “It’s near family and yet they’re still super modern, young city people. There were a few panicked moments when the paint colors were going up, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t push people to go beyond what they think their comfort level is.”