#26 - Traci & Jeff's Historic Homage

Name: Traci & Jeff
Location: Baltimore, MD
Type: 3 bedroom, 1200 sq. foot, 100 year-old rowhouse in baltimore that we've owned for two years and have been renovating on our own.

Why I use color:

Color evokes so many emotions and allows our home to become another expression of our personalities...

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We like to pay homage to the historic bones of our home, showcase wee bits we've uncovered in our renovation and infuse it with a bit of humor and playfulness with color and color combinations. We just love to play around with color and always be changing it up.

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2 Good color tips:

1. don't be afraid of trying something crazy. i'm a bit of a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and i'm always coming home with quarts or test tubes of paint. i'll try anything out to find the right color for a space and sometimes the best thing to learn is what colors don't work. i think mistakes are always really informative.

2. color doesn't have to be all over the walls of every room, the cleanliness of a white room with colorful objects enriching the space always inspires me. finding crazy ol' things at estate sales and letting them pop in a room is such a fun way to experiment with color and to keep things fresh.

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Favorite type and brand of paint:

I don't have a favorite paint brand, i'm always going to different stores to look for new ideas. I do find a lot of great color with Benjamin Moore, but i can just as easily be wooed by Behr. I do love me a satin finish though.

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