Name: Melanie & Kevin Van Wynsberg
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Type of Home: Single Family Home/house
What inspired you to use color? I LOVE Color! I can't imagine a life without it. Being young and broke my husband and I turned to color in order to spice up our house and bring out the artistic side to our personalities. To me color allows you to venture into the soul and bring light into the unknowns. Each room in our house is a different inspired color, used to captive the senses and to bring about inspiration to all those enter our home. Oscar Wilde described color well when he said, "Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways." Color itself is my inspiration; whether on the walls or in nature, color captures my senses and reminds me that life doesn't have to be dull.
Color Tip: If you are looking for adventure in your life, then I recommend you start by coloring your walls. A home with no inspiration isn't a home at all. If you’re not good at painting I recommend checking out Graham & Brown they have amazing unique modern/vintage/contemporary wallpaper that can easily add class and color to any home. You don't need to be rich to make a home look more than it's worth - all you need is some paint, some time, and some inspiration.
Colors Used: Washington Square UL24 (Ralph Lauren), Racer Pink IB51 (Ralph Lauren)
Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------
Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.