Lights! Camera! Action! All the winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2014 were on display at the IMM Cologne last week. Two things that come to mind when I look back at the pictures I took. First, it’s good to see at least some designer taking the plunge and embracing bold colors in their work again. My two favorite designs come from the same company, Kvadra. Take a look at the Up-lift sofa and Polygon chair and tell me you’re not bowled over. Such an unusual combination of mint, sea green and bright red – and a nice escape from the minimalist snoozefest that was on display in some of the other exhibition stands. Another thing that I want you to take a look at is how well dark walls and ceilings look combined with bright colors – provided you have good lighting, that is. I posted a sneak preview picture of my new hallway on the Interiorator Facebook page last night and you can see I’m embracing the same Abigail Ahern school of design principles. By the way, Abigail has an excellent blog that you should check out, she shares a lot of out of the box decorating tips that work really well. Polygon chair and Up-Lift sofa by Kvadra at the Interior Innovation Award 2014 /// InterioratorPolygon chair and Up-Lift sofa by Kvadra

Polygon chair and Up-Lift sofa by Kvadra at theInterior Innovation Award 2014 /// InterioratorPolygon chair and Up-Lift sofa by Kvadra

Polygon chair by Kvadra at the Interior Innovation Award 2014 /// InterioratorPolygon chair by Kvadra

All the winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2014 on display at IMM Cologne /// InterioratorAll the winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2014 on display at IMM Cologne

TP30 Knit by Nimbus Group at IMM Cologne /// InterioratorTP30 Knit by Nimbus Group at IMM Cologne

Toshi Collection by Luca Nichetto for Casamania at IMM Cologne /// InterioratorToshi Collection by Luca Nichetto for Casamania at IMM Cologne

Chevalet chair by Gaber and Sixtematic standing desk by Sixay at Interior Innovation Award 2014 /// InterioratorChevalet chair by Gaber and Sixtematic standing desk by Sixay

"The Ball" chair by Lina Design at Interior Innovation Award 2014 /// Interiorator

“The Ball” chair by Lina Design

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