Monday, Oct. 15 is the final deadline for submissions!
Location: Atlanta, GA
Type: Three-bedroom, owned
Why I use color:
Color is, in my opinion, the most evocative of the design elements. Skillful use of color can change the entire feeling of a space, even its size. I gravitate towards colors that harmonize even as they contrast, so that each color becomes richer as a part of the entire scheme...
fireplace & couch
The spectrum is infinite: the exact perfect color combination for your space and intention exists, and it's thrilling to discover it.
Especially when applied on a large scale, such as wrapped around an entire room, colors not only affect the viewer visually, but emotionally. Colors resonate in the soul in a way no other component of a room can. Colors evoke memories, both personal and primal, and awaken senses.
My house is a place for me to experiment with color combinations and exercise my creative impulses, but more importantly, it's our home. Everything I do here is geared towards making our space a restful, comforting, livable haven. Color is my most important tool.
library with paper quilt
2 Good color tips:
1. Listen to your instincts. When in doubt, it's not exactly right. Keep experimenting until it is.
2. Visualize how a color combination will transform your space. Take home swatches and come back. Don't be afraid to try something unorthodox.
barcelona chairs & photo wall
Favorite type and brand of paint:
I always choose the most expensive paint - better coverage means it's cheaper in the long run. I prefer eggshell finish for walls - yes, even in the kitchen and bathroom! Semi-gloss for trim.