Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type of Home: Rented condo
Color Inspiration: As a renter, there isn't always a lot of flexibility and i was infinitely tired of white walls. Upon walking into this unit about three months ago I was instantly drawn to the bright metallic color everywhere, a perk on top of the panoramic view....
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Color Inspiration continued:They were the exact bold color choices I was looking for to make a sterile loft feel a little bit more cozy and home-y.
For me, color has always been a given in my surroundings - i love neutrals, but also crave color and sunlight always, and discovered that i need them more than ever when the weather in chicago turns dreary and freezing. I'm all about bright, clean lines, simplicity, and summer. With the walls as inspiration, i brought in pieces to continue the mood...knick knacks collected from travels i've kept through the years being the packrat I am, mixed with pillows and neutral furniture pieces. As a recent grad on a budget, nearly all of the big pieces are craigslist finds, the couch being one of my favorites. Besides the bedrooms, the apartment is basically just one big room, so i had to figure out how to deal with that. Definitely know more things will help bring the room together...rugs, curtains, and more great art, for instance -- all in time. I'm the type who will rearrange a room a hundred times (already once since moving), so who knows what the future will bring.
Colors Used: Metallic blue, metallic yellow-gold...don't know the exact names?
Color Tip: Take risks and break rules...its all about your own style and surrounding yourself with colors that make everyday life a little bit better.