In Washington, D.C., designer Alessandra Branca turns tradition upside down, giving a 19th-century town house a bright outlook and a modern-day attitude.
Spice It Up
Each evening, the homeowners like to retreat to the sitting area overlooking the family room. The hot pink provides plenty of warmth on its own, but when need be, a fireplace heats things up a few more degrees.
The room's striking hue plays on the coral color found in the living room, and is paired with a rich chocolate brown more readily apparent in a pair of chairs that feature a fresh version of a traditional toile.
"This house is very proper and serious on the outside; inside, it's pure sunshine," says Branca.
By Heather J. Paper, Southern Accents
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