Southwest #12: Lois Is Keeping Austin Weird

fallcolors2.jpgName: Lois
Location: Austin, Texas
Type of Home: Updated 60’s Ranch House

What inspired you to use color? Color has it’s own vibration and energy. It is important to me that the colors I pick match who I am as an individual. When I drive up to my house and see all the color, I immediately get happy. When I work at my desk, I feel joy in my environment. When I take a bath, I am engulfed with bright colored glass. My house is full of natural wood floors and furnishings. The colors I have picked for each room accent the natural tones of the wood. I picked colors that easily flow into each other and contrast well. The end result of all my color choices is that it is simply FUN. The side effect is that I am doing my own small part to keep Austin weird.

Color Tip: If you get stuck with not being able to pick the right color trim just mix a little white in until you get the exact color that appeals to you. Paint a stick with the new color you created and head to the paint store for the perfect match.
Colors Used: None listed.

Fall Colors Introduction ——————————-

fallcolors1.jpgWelcome, 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