(This is the first of our 6 honorable mentions, which go to submissions that did not make the finals but really rock. They are awarded purely at the judge's discretion. Each honorable mention receives a special gift from CB2.)
From Jonathan Lo:
"This was a very tough decision, but my vote for honorable mention would have to be #3 Deana & Nadim's Daring Duplex (southwest entries). That lime green is a bold statement for any wall, but they were able to balance it with all the textures and elements that are in the rest of the room...
I love the fact that they placed an equally bold (but not necessarily matchy) painting on the wall that then gave a great starting point for all the other elements in the room to visually pull from. However, the thing that really stands out for me in this room are the bright turquoise accents. They could have stopped at just the "yellow and green" color scheme and called it a day, but adding in the turquoise "pops" brought an unexpected element that really works. I like how they carried it through in a subtle way via the texture in the lamps and the light blue pillow. For me, it was an excellent example of a "skillful" use of color."