An entrance and a living room in yellow and blue






36 sqm.

Create harmony between the entrance and the living room

This young expat couple had just acquired this pretty and bright apartment in Amsterdam. They had already painted all the very or even too colorful walls white. There was no real identity. Each room had its own colored wall without any real harmony.

By analyzing the tastes and lifestyles of the clients, JR Interior Design has created 2 different styles for them.

  1. The first style combines yellow and blue to bring cheerfulness and comfort. In addition, the clients had a yellow sofa in one of their previous accommodations and they had expressed the wish to get a yellow sofa.
  2. The second style has green tones in reference to nature by mixing them with vintage furniture.

Harmony between the entrance and the living room Project 1: yellow and blue

The entrance

The entrance features a yellow wall (Power 4 by Bilboquet Peinture) which defines the atmosphere of the apartment from the first step inside.

The large entrance is very practical furnished with storage, a bench and natural and black colored cork boards to pin all the photos of friends.

The living room

In the living room, the light oak parquet, in good condition, goes very well with all styles of furniture, so we have kept it.

The dining area is delimited by walls in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow&Ball. The designer chairs of the customers are preserved, a round table breaks the angles of this room.

String shelves accommodate all the client’ books and turntables.

A child’s desk / secretary is transformed into a cocktail bar.

3 fabrics were offered to customers to reupholster the piano stool in a more intense color and with colonial motifs.

This Scandinavian-inspired entryway and living room strikes a good balance between the vibrancy of yellow and the calm of blue. The yellow and blue combo still works. From pastel yellow to mustard yellow, via sunny yellow, all combinations are possible with light blues, duck blues or midnight blues.

Entrance renovation Project 2: Nature and vintage inspiration

The tone is set from the entrance with the Sumatra wallpaper from Arte. A style inspired by nature and the jungle while remaining practical.

The dark wood furniture brings elegance to the room. The rattan used on the light fixture and on the entrance bench brings texture and relief.

The strong element of the entrance is this wallpaper, whereas, the strong piece of the living room is the very inviting green couch.

The fabric wall decor with jungle motifs responds to the wallpaper in the entrance.

The entrance and the living room create a harmony for a comfortable and warm living space.

Before / After