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Location: Tecumseh, MI
Type: 5 bedroom 1860 farmhouse
Why I use color:"Having a stately, white Victorian country house, the obvious option is to fill it with antiques, shabby-chic florals and patterns. For me, color is the simplest way to make the interior modern. Bold colors and contemporary color combinations provide a welcome contrast to the traditional heavy molding and worn, wood floors. "
"The 10 foot ceilings and 7 foot windows would send a window treatment junkie to heaven on a pillow of poufy valances and heavy, brocaded drapery. But the light that comes through the thin, slightly dimpled plate glass, is a huge feature in each room. Color is a much better way to showcase that light. Rather than dressing up its source, I chose to let the light define itself through color. Throw in some modern furniture and the contrast between the contemporary and historical is accented, rather than camoflaged amidst period furnishings and finishes. Color helps showcase the thoughtful, well-crafted details of my old house and creates livable, modern spaces within a classic American farmhouse."
"An extremely bright or bold color can be overwhelming (ugly) on a large scale. Just a dab is often enough to pop (mirror frame, vase, pillow, etc.)"
"Don't go overboard with one color. For one color designs, use multiple shades and tones of one color. It adds depth and is not so monotonous."
Favorite type and brand of paint:"Ace brand satin interior (it covers well and there is usually some kind of rebate)"