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Would You Dress a Room in All Red?

Legendary Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland covered her living room head to toe in scarlet chintz, "like a garden, but a garden in hell," she said. It was a bold move but it matched her leading personality, and as she pointed out, "I can't imagine becoming bored with red — it would be like becoming bored with the person you love." If you're a person who loves red, I can't imagine it either, but I can imagine becoming bored with chintz.So, I was excited to spot this living room of designer Marsia Holzer on New York Social Diary, which was inspired by Vreeland's lauded living room. Instead of an exact echo, though, Holzer put a contemporary spin on the original by losing the chintz and using mostly solids. I love it. What do you think? Would you decorate a room in all one color?

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
It's my fav color but no way in all red.
endomental endomental 8 years
No problem with red accents, but a completely red room is too much.
sleepypie sleepypie 8 years
I think that would have too much of a David Lynch vibe (somebody mentioned Twin Peaks, I'm with them).
sisko20 sisko20 8 years
No, I find it overwhelming perhaps because I am not found of red in general. And when it comes to color, mixing it up is the way to go imo.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. Personally, I like color harmonies.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
skigurl, has a point. I grew up in a pink room, and I was depressed. I have red accents in my home but I wouldn't do a wall.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
It needs more accent colors...all that red just blends together and makes it look really boring.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
Not ALL red, but I would do a lot of red.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
No... but it's not that I don't like it, it's just not me.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
YES yes yes!!! I love it. My bedroom is all red, well, almost...with gold touches...
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I hear music from Twin Peaks when I look at this! Love it, by the way.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Quite possibly. I used to live in a loft apartment with super-high ceilings and one of the big walls was painted red. It was so fabulous!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Without those boots I love this. I don't think it would work in my house but I love the idea of red. When we finally move I would love to do our living room in red.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I think it's gorgeous.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
My great aunt had a red room in her house. We slept in the room. It made everyone edgy and get in to arguments.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I thought the color red was supposed to make you hungry?
skigurl skigurl 8 years
this looks good but i always heard a red room leads to depression
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