Fall Colors Northwest Finalist #2: NinaRibena's Lighthearted & Playful Colour

Here's the second of our 4 northwestern finalists. Our judges are making the final decisions, but your comments can help them out. Remember, everyone is a winner at AT ;-)...

Name: NinaRibena
Location: Canberra, Australia
Type: Bungalow, Newly extended to 5 bedrooms
Go to: NinaRibena's original entry

NinaRibena's favorite OTHER entry:

It's so hard to pick just one! I adore and admire JD Design's Wow Factor - it's so crisp and sassy (and white floors, so brave!). I also love the impact of Dan and Amy's Chinatown Loft - that doorway - just amazing! But my absolute favourite is actually the divine textural loveliness of Derek's Earthy Blank Canvas. There are so many unique elements in this home, and though granted, it is certainly not the most 'colourful' entry, it is a wonderful demonstration of the way bold neutral colours, with texture, can provoke an emotive response and truly envelope the space. It feels so comfortable, like a cocoon - a light and spacious cocoon!!! Delicious.

Tell us about your favorite colorful object in your home:

In an ordinary house which is completely void of architectural charm, my collection of colourful objects is what makes my home unique. And so, I could not be without any of them, many have been created by talented friends (framed images in the dining room, red coffee table in the play room), or by me at home (paintings, art, soft furnishings, some upholstery - all on a small budget). I suppose that the object which gives me the most joy is the coffee table in the lounge room - I designed it (it has storage underneath and is on wheels, it tucks neatly into a corner to open up more play space), built it and hand painted the flower (in between children sleeping!). I love how the flower 'pops' against the muddy background colour. We use it every day...a lot !!! and it makes me smile.