Look on the bright side! Top interior designer Steven Favreau is making Boston a more colorful place.
Lilacs and blues contrast against a varied palette of beige to create an elegant and comfy space.
If the world is a stage, Steven Favreau has performed in about every arena. The Massachusetts-born interior designer has professionally danced at the Moulin Rouge, competed on HGTV reality shows, and is shooting his first TV pilot. But his star may shine its brightest in the home, and definitely takes on the most colors. Here, Favreau explains his unique perspective on interior design—how and why color is essential to domestic bliss.
Why color? Color is the safest place to start. It’s the easiest investment: you can just have a wall painted! Once you start living with color, you don’t go back.
But you are not safe, Steven! You like to take design risks. Yeah, I’m fearless. I like to bring in details that clients would never expect. On a color wheel, for example, it’s about opposites. So the compliment of green is red. I would do an off-green with an off-red.
You believe that there is an emotional connection with color. Give us an example of how that applies to a living space. We know that red stimulates the appetite and passion, right? So red in a dining room is perfect. It’s romantic and sexy and makes you hungry. But folks should start small—take baby steps so they are comfortable. I would also recommend creating story boards so you can see how each room balances with the other. Favreau Design, 21 Wormwood St., Suite 317, 415-971-2219