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Summer Thornton, Julia Edelmann, and Morlen Sinoway talk color: Color Block Artist

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Morlen Sinoway

Morlen Sinoway uses primary hues with black and natural wood tones to define spaces in a sprawling home on the North Side.

“We tried to use an artful approach while having some fun.”

 

 

A bathroom accented with bright red tile

ROCK THE RED
How do you transform a boring all-white bathroom into a lively space that wakes you up in the morning? Bring in some vivid red tile. Sinoway did just that, and added other arresting touches in the form of a felted wool rug and black- and-white towels. Wooden “tractor seat” stools, a stone floor, and white walls and plumbing fixtures keep the look grounded and simple.

 

 

A dining area accented with black lacquered furniture and a bright grape green

LOOK HERE
“Color fields pull the eye in and make it stop where you want it to,” Sinoway says. His use of natural wood and black comes into play in the dining area, where black-lacquered Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs, paired with the natural maple table and original oak floors, bring down the color volume.

 

Photography: (Interiors) Lori Oelhafen; (headshot) Bjorn Kavanaugh

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