Midwest #16: Ellie's Dad's Creative Relief

Midwest #16: Ellie's Dad's Creative Relief

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Janel Laban
Oct 10, 2008
Name: Ellie's Dad Location: Dallas, TX Type of Home: Modern Midcentury Inspired Duplex What inspired you to use color? Since I am a designer by trade, I spend my day making decisions about color. I need a little creative relief from color when I am home. So, for my walls I always paint them Chantilly Lace (OC-65)& use my artwork, accessories & furniture as my color inspiration.

Inspiration continued:Since the walls are white the furniture and accessories really pop & feel special (even if they may be inexpensive pieces or flea market finds).

Color Tip: I start with white walls and paint all millwork & cabinetry subtle hues of my favorite colors. I also paint all of the trim & doors slightly cooler colors (subtle blue greys). This, mixed with bright pops of color in artwork, pillows, etc.against the white walls creates a nice balance to the room.

Colors Used: Sea Pearl, Fog Mist, Cream Cloak, Sugar Cookie, Chantilly Lace

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 til 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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