#14 Lulu + C.R.'s Bold Post and Beam

#14 Lulu + C.R.'s Bold Post and Beam

Oct 15, 2006

Name: Lulu + C.R.
Location: Hollywood Hills, CA
Type: Post + Beam home/owned

Why I use color: There's no denying that spaces affect us. I find that unexpected color (even lack thereof) can shift my mood instantly. It is also the simplest way to completely shift the dynamic of any space, whether it's adding a bright red rug to a living area, changing the color of the sheets and pillows on a bed, or most dramatically, painting your walls. I'm convinced each room's color scheme should reflect the mood you want to evoke; I prefer whites and browns in the bedroom where I like calmness. I love greens in kitchens and eating areas and blues for libraries and bathrooms. I like to add purples to unexpected places like guest bathrooms. To us, there's nothing fun about being bland- life's too short.

2 Good color tips:

1. I love neutrals like beiges or whites mixed with bold bright colors like blood red or lime green. It reminds me of the surprise of color you often get in nature - birds with bright orange crowns or cactus plants with bold pink flowers.

2. Change it up and change it as often as you feel. Color doesn't need to be permanent – allow yourself to indulge!

2 Good color resources:

1. Magazines: National Geographic, any Italian or British home magazines, and Conde Nast Traveller.

2. Vintage fabric- buy it and let it set your palette.

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