Summer is the season of bold, bright colors, from limoncello yellow to cerulean blue, and it’s the perfect time to add a little brightness to your home. Here’s some colorful inspiration from a California home and an iconic designer, as well as a must-have object and advice that might make you re-think your summer centerpiece.
Someone Who Inspired Us
Mike D of the Beastie Boys has been creating music for more than three decades, but showed a new side of himself with the renovation of his home in Malibu, Calif. Friend and architect Barbara Bestor handled the overhaul, while Mike D oversaw the interior design himself. We love his use of the color blue throughout, from the John Baldessari photos to the vintage modular sofa by Mario Bellini, as well as his striking choice for the front door. “We all love using bold color,” Mike D told Architectural Digest. “The bright-yellow entry door nearly drove our painter to quit—so many coats were required to achieve the desired effect—but the result makes me happy every day.”
Add It To Your Wishlist
Featured all over Mike D’s Malibu home, the 28 Series pendant chandeliers are organized into ambient groupings and suspended by coaxial cables. The best part? The glass is available in dozens of colors, from cobalt blue to neon yellow and beyond.
Check It Out
Design Radical: Ettore Sottsass is on view through Oct. 8 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition showcases six decades of work by Italian architect, designer and Memphis Group founder Ettore Sottsass, and includes his architectural drawings, interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, paintings and photography.
Know Your Stuff
Floral arrangements will always be in style, but fruit centerpieces are the prettiest trend of the summer. They’re easy to source and — bonus — quite tasty. “The best part is that instead of having to chuck your masterpiece, it can double as an edible summer fruit station,” Marisa Petrarca writes in Domino.
Apartment Goals – For Rent
Located on a prime Central Park block, #14E at The Hermitage is now available to rent.
Situated in a classic Upper West Side doorman building, this large one bedroom boasts a living space large enough to accommodate two separate areas for living and dining.
Photos in order of appearance: by Laure Joliet via Dezeen; by Laure Joliet via Dezeen; via the Bocci website; via the Bocci website; image of work by Ettore Sottsass via Archpaper; photo by Meghan McNeer via Domino.