See How an Architect Has Used Bold Colour to Add Joy to Her Home

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See How an Architect Has Used Bold Colour to Add Joy to Her Home

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Sophie Nguyen gives a virtual tour of several spaces in her London home and talks about how she uses vibrant colours in architectural features to create joy. In the basement, which Sophie added to her 19th-century house by digging down and out, a bold red sculptural staircase energises the mood. A courtyard off the basement and a glass floor in the upstairs kitchen and living area bring light into the subterranean space.

In the open-plan kitchen, an all-yellow design creates a cheerful vibe. Plus, in a new home Sophie is currently renovating and plans to move into soon, an eye-catching, deep orange staircase sets an upbeat tone for her future residence.

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Visual Voice

BRILLIANT!!! ♥️. Love the minimal thinking and use of elements as BOLD colours in each of the spaces. I would have loved to see how the Designer executed her vision in the bedroom areas of the house too.

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idmargolin

I love this episode and the innovative ideas behind the architecture. The colors are brilliant! Many thanks.

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isabelvejesus

Stunning clean spaces accomplished Beautiful!

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Judy StJohn

Wow, wow, wow. Sophie takes things to a whole new level. Bravo!

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Bev

I do love pops of bold colors and use them in my house as well! As for that much bright yellow in the kitchen (I love bright yellow), it's a little too much color but as long as she likes it, that's great!

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Sophie Nguyen Architects

Thank you Judy for your kind words!

   
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sugarbowl17

I adore this. Please can you tell me the paint shade of the new staircase?

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mangofritters

How can a kitchen work when you can’t put hot things down on the worktop?

   
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peggysue67

Interesting to see something so different and love the light filled basement.

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Sophie Nguyen Architects

Thank you! The paint shade of the new staircase is LEYLAND S 0580-Y90R egg shell finish, which was the paint available during the first lockdown in London.

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Red Studio Ltd

soo good


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sugarbowl17

Your use of colour is incredible. Thank you for sharing! I love your design.

   
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cassandrascott24

Both your staircases are quite something, Sophie... A real wow factor... I love colour myself but have to say that the block of colour in your kitchen would not appeal, especially in that particular shade of yellow but a good job we all have different tastes, eh.

   
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Ivana Ćurčić

So many great solutions! The staircases are brilliant but so is the fabulous light in the old house.

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Sophie Nguyen Architects

Thank you Ivana

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graham cottrell

Excellent scheme throughout. I love the way the design has managed to bring warmth and interest to the uncluttered minimalist approach.


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