#31 - Maiysha's Urban Oasis

#31 - Maiysha's Urban Oasis

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 18, 2006
Name: Maiysha Location: Brooklyn, New York Type: 1 BR Rental Why I use color: Color is the simplest, most creative, and most significant way of setting the mood you want in your home. Each apartment I've lived in has been a different color, indicative of a different stage in my life, and the energy I want to invite in. I wanted this apartment to feel both playful and soothing, and for everyone who enters to feel the same. Color energizes me, inspires me, and helps me create a space that's says "me". 2 Good color tips: 1. I think this is a no-brainer, but you should never paint your walls a color you don't look good in, for obvious reasons. If you wouldn't wear it, don't put it on your walls. 2. Also, I like to play with strong colors, so I always buy my large furniture (sofas, etc.) in white or neutral tones, so the wall and accent colors I choose "pop", and I can feel free to change them at will. 2 good color resources: 1. I make my own pillows and window treatments, so most of my inspiration/ideas for color combinations come from the fabrics (silks, vintage kimonos, saris, etc.) I use and collect. 2. When in doubt, I wander around a good paint store (Pintchik, Janovic), collect all the paint chips that appeal to me, take them home, cut them up, and mix and match -- "playing" always yields new ideas.
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