PDX STYLE OFF! We asked our fave 5 Portland designers to bring their own unique style to our 2017 Color Of The Year – Almost Ripe. These tastemakers will show you how to incorporate this bright backdrop into your own home.

Colorhouse 2017 Color of the Year: Almost Ripe, room designed by Vicki Simon Interior Design

Our final designer is Vicki Simon of Vicki Simon Interior Design.

Colorhouse 2017 Color of the Year: Almost Ripe, room designed by Vicki Simon Interior Design

Inspiration behind the design
Children’s rooms are often formulaic, done in hues of pink for girls and blue for boys. But my point of view is that kids love and are stimulated by color. My son’s nursery was done in oranges and greens, and this Brazilian palette inspired me to pull out all the stops and create an effervescence of color for a baby’s room using brightly hued artwork, pillows, furniture, and a rug.

Rug and chairs – Kat + Maouche (@katandmaouche)
Artwork, pom pom pillow, and baby – collection and relative of the designer
Artists: George Wilson and Paul Costa

Colorhouse 2017 Color of the Year: Almost Ripe, room designed by Vicki Simon Interior Design

Vicki Simon Interior Design
Vicki Simon is a seasoned interior designer with over 30 years of experience. She likes to break the ceiling of the expected by boldly incorporating a complex mix of color and style in her design work. As a vintage home specialist with an architectural background, she starts any project by bringing sense to the layout, hardware, finishes, and flow which would be appropriate for the era of the house, whether it be turn of the century, mid-century, or contemporary. She then embellishes the interior by introducing furniture and objects curated with the owner’s tastes and personality in mind, making for a highly individualized storied look.

Colorhouse 2017 Color of the Year: Almost Ripe, room designed by Vicki Simon Interior Design