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Quiet Color in the English Countryside

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 21, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified May 20, 2013

Olive greens, goldenrod yellows, muted oranges—these muddied colors inspired painter Ben Nicholson (and UK Remodelista editor Christine; see her paen to Nicholson here ). We couldn't help but think of Nicholson's nuanced palette when we spotted this modern farmhouse by British architect Lucy Marston on Dezeen . Says Marston, "We used whitewashed brickwork, painted timber linings, and exposed ceiling beams to give honest depth, texture, and character to a modern interior." To see more, go to Lucy Marston Architects . Above: Marston references the English farmhouse vernacular in her design for this modern grange, using red brickwork, a steep gabled profile, and a corner chimney. Above: Crisp geometry prevails.  Above: A modern hallway warmed with olive green accents.   Above: Another view of the enfilade-like transition spaces. Above: Sunlight slants through the living room. Above: In the kitchen, a trio of orange red pendants adds a dash of color   Above: Light animates the space via windows overlooking the meadows beyond. Above: The living room overlooks the rolling countryside beyond.   Above: Marston pays close attention to transition spaces. Above: An olive green wall slat partition contrasts with a pale blue wall. Above: Pure volumes in the bedrooms. Above: Every room in the house overlooks the bucolic countryside. Above: In the bath, a marigold yellow backsplash adds a note of cheer to the otherwise spare space.   Above: Yellow and gray; an inexplicably satisfying color pairing.   Above: At night, the house glows like a lantern.  






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