#33 - Lisa & Tony's Painterly Bungalow

#33 - Lisa & Tony's Painterly Bungalow

Oct 22, 2006

Name: Lisa & Tony
Location: Sonoma County
Type: Very modest 1930's bungalow-wannabe house; owned

Why I use color:

As a couple of artists, colors are our tools, our materials. (Those are two of Lisa's paintings in the dining room photo.) We like to think about using color in our environment -- from the walls of the house to the garden -- in the same way we might use color in a painting.

2 good color tips:

1. Don't underestimate the ability of fabrics to create relatively inexpensive color 'shifts.'

2. Paint on furniture! As many of our things are flea market variety, a coat of colorful paint can really spruce 'em up. . .

. . .and if you possibly can, buy original artwork that you love!

2 good color resources:

1. Nature. She rarely makes a bad color combination.

2. Magazines. I'm always tearing out pages of color & texture for possible use in collages.

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