Stella's Soiree Suite

Small Kids, Big Color Entry #34

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Name: Stella Adair (1 week)
Location: Milford, DE

Color Inspiration: I knew I wanted to have "white-ish" walls in the nursery with a feature wallpapered wall, and when I ran across Julia Rothman's "Treet" wallpaper I knew I had my color inspiration for the entire space. It was my first purchase for her room. I was over-the-moon when I found the circle rug from Urban Outfitters, as it provided some additional pops of color to pull from and kept the space from becoming a simplistic two-tone nursery.

Tip for Using Color: Everyone says it, and I would have to agree: start with something you LOVE, even if you are not sure how you will incorporate it. It could be a curtain panel or a book cover, a throw pillow or an original piece of artwork.....If you love it, you can't go wrong! Also, if you are drawn to bold & saturated hues like I am, make sure you have enough natural tones and textures to balance out the POP. Finally, I believe a rooms color palette should NOT be too easy to describe. If it is, go back and add another shade or hue of an already used color or a few pops of an entirely new color (like the red in Stella's space); don't be too matchy-matchy!

Colors Used: Wall color is Shoji White (Sherwin-Williams). Dresser paint color is Crushed Cumin (Valspar). Wallpaper features shades best described as plum & chartreuse. Marimekko fabric print is named "Berry".

Thanks for your colorful entry Meredith and good luck!

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