#40- Emily's Biggest Canvas

#40- Emily's Biggest Canvas

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Janel Laban
Oct 26, 2007

Name: Emily
Location: Glenview, IL
Type: 3 bedroom townhouse, owned

Why I use color:"Color is both the easiest and most dramatic way to add character and personality to any living area. It is not only a way to express individuality and style, but a way to evoke a desired emotion in a particular space."

"A blue and white bedroom can allow you to unwind into sweet and peaceful dreams and wake up feeling like you are floating on a could, while a bedroom of vibrant shades of orange and yellow enhance a sun drenched room and incite the energy needed to start the day right. An all white and neutral hued home can create its own classic and beautiful look, but it always seems to me, like a blank canvas that is waiting to be infused with vivacity and soul. My home is my foundation, the place I rise and rest every morning and night, and consequently, the biggest canvas I have to reflect my tastes and experiences. Whether it's a vivid piece of artwork from generations past or bright sheet that are equally pleasing to the eye as to the skin, I use color to create a house that is a home, one that is a reflection of me."

2 Good color tips:

"When having difficulty decding on a room color(s) pick a favorite item, such as a piece of art, a rug, or even an intersting dish, and use it as your inspiration. It will help to create a polished look and will ultimately pull our colors that you are naturally drawn to."

"Color blocking is a great way to develop visual interest in an otherwise bland room. By choosing just two colors for a room and varying the wall colors you can keep clean and simple lines while giving the space some pop."

Favorite type and brand of paint:"Benjamin Moore - Eggshell finish"

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