Giorgia & Barbara’s ‘From Italy to California’

Name: Giorgia & Barbara
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Type of Home: Rental Condo

Color Inspiration: We live in a rental, where we’re not allowed to paint the walls! So we’ve brought color into our home through textiles and accessories, our artwork and that of our friends.

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From Italy to California

Color Inspiration continued: We’re drawn to warm, vibrant colors that reflect the nature that surrounds us. Teals and greens reflect the Pacific ocean we see from our windows, while ochres and terracottas remind us of our home town, Rome.

Colors Used: Colors we used: mustard yellow for the sofa, lots of green accents (vases, futon cover, cushion covers, glasses) and teal, deep reds and oranges in our artwork. We use white to balance the colors out so they don’t become overwhelming!

Color Tip: Color should be fun, joyful, relaxing, inspiring. We want to come home and feel energized and welcomed by the colors we see.
Other tips: use colors that inspire you. And don’t be afraid to paint your walls – we would if we could!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
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