Look! We Go Color in the Library

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Before.......After

While a number of you were a bit skeptical of our push for more color in the dining room (we're still working on that one), we are pleased with the really big change that has happened in the library (soon to be a nursery).

Which is not to say that a certain amount of discomfort greeted us late last Friday night when we arrived to see the dark colors under a bare bulb and we'd thought we'd gone too far.

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Wall Color: Hazy Lilac BM 2116-40
Trim Color: Touch or Gray BM 2116-60
Floor Color: Creekside Green BM 2141-40

But we feel a need for deeper, darker colors and we're experimenting with how to scratch that itch.

This library room was originally painted in Martha Stewart Araucana colors which we'd mixed into Benjamin Moore (can't remember the names). Inspired by our trip to Bonpoint a few months ago, we chose a warm cool color - Lavender - to create a soothing room which would also be warm and inviting. Mark Chamberlain did a great job with the painting and between the two of us, we decided to bring the darker lavender up the wall.

These dark colors have been growing on us, particularly as they settle into the background with the furniture and books moved in. Next we're working on the lighting and Nursery supplies. For the lighting we're going to make something like this globe light thing at Anthropologie....

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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