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A Splash — Actually a Wave — of Color

October 21, 2013

As I mentioned in my Aqua post, after we finished remodeling the house and finally moved in, I started to realize how little color there was. Forget the Craigslist House — it was truly the beige house. Beige everywhere. Don’t get me wrong — I live in neutrals. White, black, cream, tan — you get the picture. But to live in a house where there is no color, you begin to question your ability to see and if in fact you may be colorblind.

To escape from my colorless hell, I wanted to go bold. And so bold I went. I knew I wanted to use both aqua and tangerine as the colors to breathe life into our living room, but wasn’t quite sure how to incorporate the colors tastefully and also in a way that would not go out of style the next week.

Here’s how it turned out:


I had the window panels custom made — anything custom is NOT cheap, but these panels were made with an amazing heavy linen and will transcend year-to-year trends because they are just one color, and not a pattern. I chose brushed silver hardware to keep up the modern feel.


The stool in front of the bookshelf was a DIY project that I stole from my good friend Allie. A post will follow…



The dark aqua vases flanking the fireplace stand out nicely against the honed black granite on the fireplace. And the gold sea urchin? That little gem is all thanks to Nate Berkus from Target. Wilson thought it was a lethal weapon.


Another post will follow about how I styled the bookshelf. I am very OCD about the way it is arranged and constantly catch myself moving items around ever so slightly…

The living room is comfortable and bright, and we love it. Come by and visit…

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