Marie-Gael’s Icy Hot Living Room

Name: Marie-Gael
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Type of Home: 1920s deco studio rental

Color Inspiration: As an artist, there are many things that inspire me but mostly mundane things like the shade of a wet sidewalk. While designing my apartment, my main focus has been to bring attention to my paintings.

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Icy Hot

Color Inspiration continued: Because I need to see true colors while painting, I kept the main room white. I have chosen my painting,”Blue”, as the focus in the main room. The color of this piece has been carried throughout the space by painting small sections of wall, using a vintage chair, & my vintage bike. The entryway was inspired by my bike & Tide boxes. I’ve used the same blue in the closet, but because I added greens, it feels cool & balances some of the warmer colors used seen in the rest of the room.

Colors Used: blue – Valspar Frosty 5006-9B
orange – Valspar Ripe Mango 204-5
white – Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White 215-04
gray – Bher Dark Granite 780-F6

Color Tip: Consider what colors you will be able to see from each room. Doing this will draw your eye out and make the room visually continue past its actual space. Find the oddities in your home that make it unique and highlight them with color. An odd shape can become a beauty mark, instead of an eyesore.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
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