2 good color tips: 1. I don't follow rules of color. To create a space that feels myself I try to stay away from the typical ikea, west elm feel. 2. Don't box yourself in with what all the magazines look like. 2 good color resources: 1. Thrift stores. 2. I also found my fabulous Italian leather 70's sofa at a vintage store: Space Oddity Vintage Furniture. You can bargain with them. I love anywhere where the price is never really set until a conversation happens.