Citrus Punch!

A spritz of lime and other bold shades add splashes of color to what truly can be a cohesive interior

LOOK BOOK | color corner

Maison Lacroix Finition Onyx cabinet, $4,695, Roche Bobois, Birmingham

Tequila Lime paint, Benjamin Moore,

Kashgar ikat fabric, price upon request, Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy
Katsugi fabric, price upon request, Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy

Embroidered Confetti pillow cover, $29, West Elm, Birmingham

Watercolor Paintbrush pillow cover (silk), $29, West Elm, Birmingham
Alliance chair, starting at $1,010, Roche Bobois, Birmingham
Faux orchids in ceramic pot, $309, Ethan Allen stores,

Kurrajong Pods 30-inch by 30-inch painting by Birmingham artist Laura Whitesides Host, $500 framed,, (also is in Ferndale’s Lawrence Street Gallery exhibit during the month of June)


VERY A-PEEL-ING: Designer Anne Strickland selected Tequila Lime (Benjamin Moore) paint to create the stripes in this space. “By contrasting daring choices with white or neutrals in other spaces, you get a visual break,” Strickland says. “It’s fresh and timeless.”


IN THIS BLOOMFIELD HILLS home, interior designer Anne Strickland, left, of Birmingham-based PORT Mfg. & Design, admits there’s a lot of color throughout. “But every color choice has a balance,” she says. “A room heavily saturated with color is surrounded by rooms with crisp, light gray walls, and the light stained wood floors throughout the house give a luminous base from which the color palette is made to stand out. Anything too dark would have made these adventurous choices in color seem very heavy.” Strickland says the clients are a fun-loving young family living in a more traditional-style home. “They requested a lot of color to keep things lighthearted and lively, in what easily could have become a home with more conventional spaces.” portmfg.comBy Megan Swoyer