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Name: Cedra
Location: Downtown, NYC
Type: Studio--350 SQ FT - Owned

Why I use color:

Color can revitalize an apartment and in turn, its owner! In July I broke up with my boyfriend and left town. When I came home, my cousin had repainted my entire studio apartment a pale chartreuse and hung blue curtains on the windows and new artwork on the walls...

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She even made the zebra fabric pillowcase! I'm from the desert and the photo above the bed was taken by a friend on a motorcycle trip through California. Its the first thing you see when you enter the apartment. The apartment feels totally new and very serene and I was very happy to come home to a different environment. I never would have picked the colors myself but I love the combinations and the shot of color that wraps you when you walk into the room.

We'd painted the hallway a medium gray in 2006 and the coolness of that color compliments the cool greens and blues in the main room.

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2 Good color tips:

Take a risk--move past colors you see everywhere.

Don't be afraid to mix colors, even in a small space.

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Favorite type and brand of paint:

Benjamin Moore, eggshell finish. It's easy to clean and doesn't show irregularities in old walls as well as a flat finish.

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