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IN THE DETAILS :: 10 WAYS TO ADD UNEXPECTED COLOR

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It’s funny how many people will claim they love color, and want to use more of it in their home, but then when faced with the reality of bold blue walls or citron sofas, they back away because – let’s be honest – color like that is quite the commitment. So for you wanna-be embracers of bold, here […]

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  1. Silvia

    I just love these ideas! The door and windowframe are on my top-list. I’ll keep them in mind as soon as I move into my new home!

    Have a lovely day!

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  2. Deb

    Wow..some really different ideas. Love the painted interior door idea as well as the mini wall. I am looking with a more critical eye at my house to find a spot to incorporate some of these.

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  3. The Office Stylist

    I definitely don’t shy away when it comes to color. I love adding bright and bold furniture and decor to my home. I am totally loving the idea of painting furniture trims and windows bold colors too. Got to give that one a shot.

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  4. Forrest Glover Design

    Great examples. Using a neon accent color looks amazing in an otherwise neutral room. I especially love the orange accent on the bench and the brightly painted mini wall. I’ve been searching for mini walls to paint here too.

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HOUSE TOUR :: MALENE BIRGER’S MAJORCA HOME

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Design dilemmas abound in my new house, but the biggest one might be the challenge I posted on my instagram yesterday – the Spanish tiles that line our entire basement floor. I knew even before I moved in that the trick to making them work would be going with a bright black and white palette […]

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  1. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I think with the right mix of colors, the tiles will work great! My grandparents beach house actually had those tiles (without the cream mix) and they looked a bit dated until they redecorated with a beautiful teal and blue palette (I actually posted some photos of their space here: http://www.thouswell.co/pool-blue-white-at-the-beach/ ). A neutral ground and some strong blacks are definitely key to pairing with the strong clay tile color. Can’t wait to see what you do with the space – I think sometimes design challenges like these really bring out the creativity!

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  2. Peggi

    After living for years in AZ, I came to view saltillo tile as the wood floor of the southwest- just a warm neutral. I kind of like it! That blue sponge paint, on the other hand…

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  4. Deb

    This is such a relaxing and inviting look I think I would stick with the tiles and try to duplicate the feel of this home. Ripping out old tile is so messy and painting them could look well….like you painted tile. I say embrace the look and see what happens.

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  5. Stefanos

    When I look at pictures that look so elegant and beautiful, I just cannot open my mouth and say literally anything lol!

    Maybe one line could cover me more or less: unimaginably, mesmerizingly beautiful!

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  6. The Office Stylist

    I totally understand what you’re feeling right now. There are a few parts of my house that I’m not too fond of either. I think it’s a great idea to work with the tile and add in elements that work well together. So many possibilities!

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  7. ~abi~

    i would vote for you to keep the tiles! i think it would be more interesting to see how you style the room and make it all look good, than ripping it out and redoing. :)

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  8. Carrie

    i never chime in but had to here, I vote keep the tiles. Will look so diff with updated light bright paint. And you could even consider doing a bit of a white wash paint in different degrees on various tiles to get a look similar to that in this home while working with and enjoying some of the original look of the existing tile.

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POWDER ROOM :: THE RETURN OF BABY BLUE

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I have long since waxed poetic on the use of blues in the home. But sometimes it takes a fashion trend to emerge for home brands to catch up on what we already know. If blue is chic, then powder blue takes it to a whole other unexpected level… And while there are many ways to […]

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  1. Alexandra

    I have the walls blue in one of my rooms but never thought of matching the walls’ blue with blue pieces of furniture. Anyway these ones presented here are lovely.

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ACCENT WALL INSPIRATION :: GIMME COLOR

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With the never-ending sea of white walls in interiors these days, whenever I find space with color – especially color done well – I feel particularly inspired. And it just so happens that Lucy Feagans at The Design Files does this amazingly well every time she host her annual Open House…. The 2013 house featured […]

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  1. kate Zucconi

    I love your choice of colours!
    The first deep turquoise blue is really fresh, and I’m leaning towards your pale grey and blue-grey that looks so good mixed with the warm wood tones!
    As I’ve a whole new house to finalise colour choices on this has been really inspiring!
    Sometimes we need to be bold with colour, used properly or as a backdrop for great art it can be really transformational to a room!
    Thanks,

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A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE…

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While I may not be buried in snow, the grey in Seattle has reached that February level of intolerable. I want sunshine and color! Lucky for me, I’m counting down the days until my trip to Marrakech (18!) where I will no doubt get a little dose of both. In the meantime, however, a few […]

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