Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest
Entry #5: Sparingly Bold Nostalgia

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Name: Kristin
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Children: Sayer, almost 10 months old

Inspiration: When we set out to create Sayer's room, our color inspiration was a nostalgic nod to our own childhoods. We fondly remember the color combinations of the 1970's - lime green, turquoise, orange, and brown. Our color philosophy when putting everything together is summed up as "sparingly bold"... Inspiration Continued: Being that we are both artists, we filled Sayer's room with a lot of handmade items. The mobile is something that I made with our color combination in mind, along with prints and pillows using the same characters. My husband "renovated" my old dollhouse (that my father originally made for me) into a changing table and book/toy storage. A friend, using fabric that we had chosen, also made the curtains for us. We chose a neutral color for the walls so it wouldn't compete with the bright colors that we used throughout the space. My husband painted a large "S" on the wall (in a color that he custom created) to look like a shadow that completes the room.

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Colors Used:
Walls: Restoration Hardware- "Silver Sage"
Inside Changing Table Doll House: Benjamin Moore- "Rumba Orange"

Tip for Using Color: A tip would be, don't be afraid of color. Trust your instincts and select colors that really speak to you and that "feel good" to be around. I like using a neutral color for large spaces and shots of color in different textures throughout the space. I think if you choose colors that you love, and use accessories that you are drawn to, things naturally work together.

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