Anne Campbell’s Design Tips for Adding a Pop of Red to Black-and-White Colorway
The design consultant recommends creative ways to bring the crimson color into a neutral palette
By Anne Campbell
Lead photo by Seamus Payne
When it comes to my design mantra, the phrase ‘pop of color’ is one that I consider a visual prerequisite. Particularly when paired with a classically chic black and white aesthetic. Though muted tones certainly have their moment, the sophistication of a B&W palette will always be in style. As is the occasion to use an ampersand. With the duo being so dynamically different, bringing in a third party color, even the most subtle poppy or crimson, will bring about balance and add a proper punch to the picture.
To hear more, we sat down to chat all things black, white and red with Anne Campbell, who, when not putting her talents to work as project manager for Austin-based Interior Design firm, Sarah Wittenbraker Design, is assisting her husband and co-founder of Campbell Landscape Architecture, as well as contributing to CamilleStyles.com and Magnolia Journal. From houndstooth hides to spark-worthy wicks, this trio of a color story is one worthy of a whirl.
Red/White Striped Cotton Teddy Bear layered on top of Black Gingham Cotton Blanket
Gingham — but make it fashion. A cozy checked picnic blanket from de Buci Baby, paired with one of their striped teddy bears, is a picture perfect moment waiting to be snapped.
($65 for teddy bear; $90 for blanket) debucibaby.com
‘Adrift’ Series from Minta Maria
Buzzy Austin shutterbug Minta Maria was named this year’s Texas Book Festival poster gal for good reason — her work speaks for itself, and then some. Her gorgeous new ‘Adrift’ series, featuring newspaper forms made from the Sunday New York Times from Jan — Dec 2020, is beautiful and thought provoking.
(Unframed prints starting at $575) mintamaria.com
Kristy Stafford ‘Holly Red’ fabric from Supply Showroom
Color me smitten with all things Supply Showroom. This geometric-with-a-twist material from Kristy Stafford, sold locally at the chic fabric-stacked boutique, is at the top of my current lust list.