Our artwork above the couch is made from a stack of papers bought at a Hong Kong street market! I think our greatest design discovery was when we realized the items we already have – board games, books, photographs, scarves, magazines – make for great color in the apartment. (Next, I'd like to top an old side table with beer mats I collected when studying abroad in Dublin.) Throughout our apartment, we try to use the dominant colors of deep reds, browns, and gold. The office is the only exception – I wanted something that felt a little different, to separate work from home. I absolutely love mint chocolate chip anything, so that inspired the office.
2 Good color tips: 1. Sometimes the things from inside a drawer can be displayed neatly and creatively, adding a whole bunch of different colors into one little organized space. We wanted to jazz up our dark entryway, so we hung all my scarves, and now it's a wall of color! 2. So much can inspire color...certainly a great piece of artwork or a pillow, but as you can see, I used an ice cream flavor for the office!
Favorite type and brand of paint: Valspar Pale Ecru – it's the perfect backdrop to the things we hang on the walls.