Tammy's House Full of Colors

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We purchased our house in an area in Northern Israel at the beginning of the year. It was run-down and neglected, but we recognized that it had a lot of potential. I was happy to work on a project for our family where I could go all out. I love color (and am also a color consultant) and wanted to create an environment that is happy and uplifting.

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To start, we took down two small plaster walls and closed off an additional side-door from the kitchen to the yard that limited the size of the kitchen. By doing this, we created an open floor plan with a dining room table in the kitchen and practically doubled the size of the kitchen.

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I love turquoise as it is both calming and uplifting (because of the combination of blue and yellow), so I decided to go for a turquoise kitchen. The rest of the area is mainly in additional shades and tones of blue, with yellow, green, grey, light wood and grapefruit accents to balance out the mainly blue palette.

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I also fell in love with the Orla Kiely multi-stem wallpaper, which I used on an accent wall next to the kitchen. On the walls, I hung my collection of prints and art that I have collected over time, and I custom-designed a media unit to utilize the space under the stairs efficiently.

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Upstairs, we covered the existing floor in warm-brown parquet and redid the bathrooms and bedrooms. For the main bedroom, I found a dark contemporary wallpaper to contrast the traditional French furniture. All in all, I would define the style as contemporary, whimsical and eclectic with a touch of country.

Thanks, Tammy!

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(Image credits: Moshi Gitelis)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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