Nina's "Cool and Crafted" Room

Nina's "Cool and Crafted" Room

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 28, 2014
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Name:
Nina
Location:
Seattle, WA
Division:
Light
Inspiration for my palette:
I love intense colors and patterns — my family is from India and China, so I think it's just in the blood. My design style used to be pretty hectic (think sari-upholstered everything), but I finally realized that you need to be disciplined in a one-bedroom. So now I try to give all my graphic posters and bright textiles a little more room to breathe by grounding them against bold organic shades and layers of tone-on-tone neutrals (like my piles of spine-in books). There's still plenty to look at, but it all sits together more comfortably; hopefully your eye can take it in at once and not get too dizzy.

Since it's Seattle, I'm constantly battling the gray skies — the big windows are a dream in the summer, but in the winter I sometimes have to switch things up in favor of more saturated colors.
Colors used in my room:
Base colors: white, black, coffee, green
Accents: pink, purple, blue-green, metallics
Tips for using color successfully:
Know your palette! Especially if you're a magpie like me and you like to collect pretty things. I moved across the country and into this apartment about a year ago, and having a narrow color scheme helped make sure I don't overload this apartment, the way I did in previous apartments. If I see something I love and it's black, white, green, pink, or metallic, I get to buy it, even if I don't have an exact place for it, because I know it'll be cohesive. Reds, yellows, and most oranges are for the Pinterest board...or the bedroom!
Palette:
Cool and Crafted
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