The Bold And The Beautiful: 4 Homes With Vibrant Interiors


Choosing a bold, eye-catching shade for any surface is an easy way to transform a room from mundane to mesmerizing. Whether in the heart of the city or steps from the coast, these homes use vivid hues to add vitality and verve.

Sophisticated Modern Beach House

The Slater Team | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Enveloped by some 40 acres of peaceful preserve land, this 2,850-square-foot haven combines the rustic charm of a well-loved beach house with the sophisticated aesthetics of an Easthampton getaway. Wide-plank hardwood flooring, ceiling beams, wood-paneled walls, and multiple fireplaces contribute to a calming classic ambience, while the den’s captivating mineral-blue tone recalls the sky above and the sea not far away. Other highlights include a well-equipped cook’s kitchen, a three-season sunroom, a deck, an indoor-outdoor shower, a firepit, and a pool and spa.

Colorful Creativity on Fifth Avenue

Lisa LarsonAngela Wu | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Color is used to stylish effect in this chic condominium home in a Emery Roth–designed prewar building on Fifth Avenue. Cool living room walls bring to mind blue summer skies with wispy clouds, a boldly bright red floor enlivens a handsome kitchen with rich wood accents and a built-in dining area, and a vibrant yellow ceiling in one of the five bedrooms creates a cheerful way to start any day. Plentiful windows allow for enjoyment of lovely natural light and enviable Central Park views.

Charming Coastal Colonial

Chris Poore  | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Highlights of this 1920s Colonial include five restful bedrooms, a sunroom, a screened porch, and a two-car garage with an electric-vehicle charger. The formal dining room trades subdued shades for a jewel-like teal that contrasts intriguingly with the home’s warm woods and serene white and cream tones. A kitchen that feels both charming and purposeful gives way through double glass doors to a sunny patio enveloped by hedgerows. Beyond is a refreshing saltwater pool ringed by picturesque fencing, flowers, and greenery—with an outdoor shower nearby.

Lively Living Lenox Hill

Wendy ArrizMeghan Miller | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

In this meticulously renovated sunlight-flooded prewar condominium home, rich, spirited colors appear in places beyond the oak flooring, carefully curated art, and well-chosen furnishings found in the corner living room, the chef’s kitchen, and the four bedrooms. Capable of accommodating a dozen hungry guests, the formal dining room has stylish walls that echo the wine that may find itself generously poured there, while the library’s walls and custom bookshelves are awash in a soothing blue-gray hue sure to encourage quiet contemplation.

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