Color Tips: "1. Have no fear. Grab a bunch of paint chips, throw them in a bag, shake it up and pick out 2 colors. If used well, any 2 colors can be made into a great combo that will be fresh and interesting. Remember, the key is how it’s used. I grabbed a weird green out of the bag and I found it a wonderful challenge to make it work with the orange. That’s how those pillows were chosen. 2. Mix bright colors with neutrals. I try to buy all our furniture in neutrals. It makes it easier to switch out the colorful accessories. Since we’ve moved so much, it also has made it easier to have total freedom in choosing the wall color. 3. Mix antiques with modern. The painting on the wall is a 300 year old antique from Thailand. On the wall opposite the couch is an antique armoire, very ornate in comparison to the rest of the room. I guess this isn’t a color tip, per se, but somehow I think it fits. It would be the same concept as using an ornate pattern with a modern stripe, like the pillows on the couch."
Color Resources: "Paul Smith. He has an AMAZING design sense and uses color in the most interesting way. Check out his new fabric, it’s both traditional and hip. Donna Hay. She is a chef with the most beautiful cookbooks. The photography is fresh and inspiring."