Terri & Evan's 'Peacock Tail' Living Room

Terri & Evan's 'Peacock Tail' Living Room

Aaron Able
Oct 5, 2009

Name: Terri & Evan
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
Type of Home: 1 bedroom bungalow

Color Inspiration: Our upholstery color choices are very much a reflection of me — I don't think I've ever made a painting that didn't incorporate either a screaming hot pink or a deep, delicious peacock blue (if not both). But our walls reflect my husband's practical, analytical side. Evan couldn't deny that the contrast was incredible when I brought home a pink cushion for the sofa, but his enthusiasm for the colour ended when we started talking about paint for the walls. The result has been a very cool, neutral backdrop for our fun and colourful fabrics and artwork. It has afforded us surprising flexibility in this room, which I thought had gone out the window when we purchased our beautiful blue velvet sofa!

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Color Inspiration continued: We're crammed between two much taller houses in an older, heavily treed part of town. Add our veranda in front to that, and we don't get a lot of light. The really wonderful thing about the colours we chose is how cozy and cavelike our home now feels, rather than the lightless beige box we took possession of back in May.

Colors Used: 'Iron Mountain' - Benjamin Moore
'Coventry Grey' - Benjamin Moore
'Peacock Tail' - Behr (in the dining room)

Color Tip: Be brave, and go all the way. If you know that you love a colour, surround yourself with it, and don't let anyone talk you out of it. That said, haha, always think through what you're doing. If you don't, you may come across unnecessary decorating challenges in the future.

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