International #9: Zee & John's Colour Combos

International #9: Zee & John's Colour Combos

Aaron Able
Oct 9, 2008

Name: Zee & John
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Type of Home: 2-bedroom 1930s terraced house
What inspired you to use color? We didn't consciously decide to create a colourful house — when decorating, we instinctively chose the things we liked best and that worked well together, and the results turned out to be pretty colourful. I've always been colourful in the way I dress and have never been very good at working with a neutral palette — it doesn't come naturally to me. We find that filling our home with our favourite colour combinations is stimulating and mood elevating...

Color Tip: Cramming as much colour as possible onto every wall, surface and item of furniture is going to look completely overbearing — colours stand out better against a neutral backdrop. Most people's first reaction to our home is to comment on how colourful it is, but in actuality most of the walls are white or grey, most of the furniture is in neutral shades, and we've added colour using artwork, textiles and accessories.

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.

Best, Maxwell

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