Jason & Sarah’s Candy Land Living Room

Name: Jason & Sarah
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type of Home: Single Family Home

Color Inspiration: We knew when we bought our house that our living room would be the focal point visually. When you open the front door you’re standing in the living room so we wanted to make it feel immediately inviting and fun. We’re both collectors at heart…

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Candy Land

Color Inspiration continued: …and with Sarah previously working in the toy industry and me being a graphic designer we are constantly finding things to draw color inspiration from. I think the two main things that draw your eye in this room are the skateboards and the custom cabinets, which we painted. The skateboards were for an art show I was a part of and the cabinets and shelving are something we designed based on modular shelving of the 60s and 70s. A big part of the color in this room is artwork made by friends including most of the pillows, framed art and vinyl toys.

Colors Used: We chose to leave our walls white, as everything else in the room explodes color. For our custom cabinets we used Rust-Oleum American Accents spray paint in Blossom White, Aqua, Sour Apple and Tangerine.

Color Tip: Take color cues from your life and what interests you, rather from color guides or interior design manuals. It makes it more personal and you’ll find that if your surround yourself in colors that you love, it will make that 1 month old house feel like you’ve lived there for years.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
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