Name: Brigsby (due 12/16/10)
Location: Lithia, FL
Color Inspiration: There really was no plan or inspiration. I just wanted chaos. Lots of colors and patterns and contrast. And I wanted to do it myself...so I hand stenciled the walls, painted the stripes and clouds, nailed birds to the ceiling. About half way through, the room kind of reminded me of a carnival and that made me happy. Instead of trying to find things that matched, I just went with whatever piqued my interest at the time...and I got the calm chaos I wanted from the very beginning.
Tip for Using Color: Look at everything individually to avoid the room being too matchy-matchy. As long as you love each individual rug/blanket/artwork/accessory it will all come together in a really surprising, unplanned way.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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