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If you haven't already noticed, we're all about color this month on Apartment Therapy! One of my favorite ways to celebrate color is a good before and after — and this one does not disappoint. Check out how this living room moves from beigeville to a lively, energized space that isn't too over the top.

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Designer Kirsten Krason from 6th Street Design School helped take her client Candace's room out of the neutral zone. She painted the walls a vivid blue, added some colorful rugs, curtains, and pillows, and helped her client fill an otherwise awkward empty space.

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Probably my favorite thing about this redo is the fact that Kirsten was able to use so many things of Candace's in the final room — it's a great reminder of how you can use what you have and build from there!

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(Images: Jessica Kettle for 6th Street Design School.)