When it comes to decorating, I enjoy pairing cool thrift store finds with newer pieces and modern reproductions. Since this is the room where we mostly hang out and entertain I wanted it to be comfortable and feel like a home -- and it does both for us. 2 Good color tips: 1. If you feel it, do it! Too many people are afraid of color, so I am always pleased when I see people take risks in decorating their homes. 2. When you are painting with bold colors make sure to use a tinted primer and don’t skimp on supplies. Using a paintbrush or roller you bought at the dollar store will show – you will end up with loose bristles or roller fuzz in your paint. It might cost a little more, but will save you time and headaches later. 2 good color resources: 1. Magazines! Not just home décor magazines, but since my home is mostly retro themed I got several of my ideas from vintage ads from old magazines. My bedroom colors are based off of an old motel ad I found. 2. Take a look at fabrics, furniture, and accessories. My orange wall is from an Eames print. I also take color cues from the artwork in my home.