The Kennedy Center has been in the news lately. First, with the announcement that it will be the venue for The Oprah Winfrey Show during Inauguration Week. Then, just this past weekend The Kennedy Center Honors paid tribute to Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman and others (shown at top).
This time of year brings back my own memories. When I was a child, my father would take me to The Kennedy Center to see The Nutcracker. It’s been a few years since I’ve last been there, but one thing about The Kennedy Center has always stood out to me — that distinctive red. Red carpeting, red seats and red opera house decor, all accented with white and gold. There’s also a colorful surprise in the Hall of Nations (below) where the flags of several countries hang from the ceiling.
A trip to The Kennedy Center is always inspiring. Here are some ideas for bringing the look into your space:
In this entryway (bhg.com) light blue is paired with red, just like some of the flags hanging in the Hall of Nations at The Kennedy Center.
In my red study, I have a white Christmas tree adorned with gold and white ornaments. If you like this idea, go ahead and copy it!
Boxes wrapped in red, gold and white (pointclickhome.com) will add a festive touch to your home this season.
The Kennedy Center has gorgeous gold and crystal chandeliers given as gifts from Austria and Norway. This lovely Mardella chandelier from the James R. Moder collection (lampsplus.com) is sure to add sparkle, elegance and maybe even a little envy to your dining room.