Design Crush – Meg Braff

I’ve long had a design crush on Meg Braff and since yesterday was the launch of her first book, The Decorated Home- Living with Style and Joy, I want to spread the word – get your copy, it’s great! Like many native Floridians, Braff has a way with color and patterns like you wouldn’t believe! She can instantly transform a blank canvas into something fabulous by infusing it with her signature island palette of blues, aquas and mint greens. Pink and tangerine, yellow, lilac and exotic prints are all in her repertoire so there’s a lot to learn for anyone looking to add more color and fun into their home.

“I try to space out the color and the pattern and give each room a little breathing space,” she says of her method of mixing varying scales to create a breezy beach vibe or a more buttoned-up oceanfront aesthetic. “What’s really important is creating circulation between the inside and outside—easy indoor-outdoor living.” –Meg Braff

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”Introducing a hint of color is one of the easiest ways to liven up a space, but it’s time to consider going all in with big doses of bright, saturated hues (think electric blue, rich tangerine, and emerald green). Decorator—and self-professed color lover—Meg Braff is sharing her secrets to designing with these intense hues in her new book The Decorated Home ($45, Rizzoli). There is no avoiding the impact of the eye-catching palettes she employs. Fellow designer Charlotte Moss writes in the foreword: “Meg is one of those people who immediately adds a sense of gaiety to a room. Her spaces are filled with bold patterns, bright happy color, and a sense of celebration.” A similar feeling in your own home isn’t out of reach.” – book review, Architectural Digest

¨Braff has transformed homes from Bermuda to the Hamptons—and her distinct line of wallpaper and fabrics with a vintage resort vibe breathes new life into timeless midcentury patterns in beach house-friendly colorways like pink, aqua, green, and beige. Braff’s flair for pattern extends off the wall, as she boldly dresses interiors with motifs that call to their surroundings—vintage-chic dining chairs adorned with palm trees in Florida, or sofas swathed in island fauna in a Jamaica living room.” –Brooke Showell for Coastal Living

One of my favorite rooms ever designed by Braff has got to be this bedroom bellow.




















You can order Braff’s new book here. For more information, visit her website where you can  peruse and get inspired by her lively lines of wallpapers and fabrics.



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