East #20: Brett's "Hot Lips"

East #20: Brett's "Hot Lips"

Aaron Able
Oct 7, 2008

Name: Brett
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type of Home: Studio apartment
What inspired you to use color? Moving back to Brooklyn after spending a year in Oakland, I found a small studio. As I waited in my empty apartment — with 30 boxes of books, a few knick-knacks, and not much else en route across the country — I realized there would be no better opportunity to paint. It may be that it's as simple as marking one's territory, or maybe color is an anti-depressant, but placing a coat of paint on a wall is certainly the quickest way to feel at home...

Color Tip: Someone recently said something about a pig in lipstick still being a pig, but no one said anything about how a little lipstick makes the pig that much cuter, maybe even a little more sophisticated. I say if lipstick is an option, why not use it?

Colors Used: Benjamin Moore: Blue Hydrangea (2062-60), Hot Lips (2077-30), Light Pistachio (2034-60), Harbor Fog (2062-70)

Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------

Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell

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