Name: Paul Mezhir
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Type of Home: two-flat; two-family
What inspired you to use color? I collect vintage fabrics and rugs. Seven years ago I started going to estate sales. I developed a fondness for the colorful, often garish, fabrics of the mid-century modern era. The big names that stood out were Vera, Marimekko, and simtex. I have yards and yards of fabric that would do justice as artwork. The colors were so saturated and so unique. Often, the most beautiful fabrics had the most unusual color combinations. Those colors inspired the rooms in my home...
Color Tip: Start with what YOU like. What are your favorite artworks or accessories? How about a favorite rug or comforter cover? Use those items as inspiration and build a scheme around them. Mix your favorite items and combine the dominant colors. Some of the most unusual combinations are the most stunning visually.
Colors Used: yellow, lemonade, peony, cobalt, avocado, robin's egg, dove gray, white.
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.