Keeping Decor Neutral to Enhance the View

Keeping Decor Neutral to Enhance the View

Adrienne Breaux
Oct 9, 2009

While flipping through the latest issue of Tribeza, a local Austin magazine, we came across a home built by the architecture firm Andersson and Wise. Nicknamed the "Tower House," we were struck the most by the gorgeous windows and neutral furnishings...

Rather than fill an upstairs room with tons of color, the designers of the tower residence kept the furnishings neutral, allowing the beautiful natural surroundings seen through the ample windows be the spotlight. We felt simliarly about the photo from a Moonridge, Los Angeles home we found on Flickr, where the simple interior takes a backseat to the good-looking backyard seen through floor to ceiling windows. While we love the idea of lots of color and have been thoroughly enjoying all the entries in this year's Room for Color contest, we can't help but appreciate the wisdom in keeping the decor simple when you've got a great view from a window.

What do you think about the idea of pairing neutral furnishings and gorgeous window views? Do you have a great-looking view from one of your home's windows that you like to showcase? How do you do it? Tell us about your gorgeous views!

Looking for more window and view coverage? Check out these previous Apartment Therapy posts:

(Images: Flickr member [wademayhue] licensed for use under Creative Commons; Art Gray for Tribeza)

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