BABY NURSERY (above)
Colors Used: Tupelo Tree (Sherwin-Williams)
This nursery had to be gender neutral so I opted for what I call “asparagus green” with accent colors of turquoise and 1970′s gold. I also added orange, fuchsia and gold sparingly. The paper lanterns above the crib are from Paper Lantern Store and I bought the vinyl 105″ tall trees off Etsy. See the before-and-after shots of the changing table I bought on Craigslist here.
PORTLAND CONDO PROJECT (above)
Colors Used: Seaside Resort, Mexican Spirit, Luck of the Irish, Cold North, Mexican Chile, Aruba Blue, Mullen Pink, Retro Gold Shag and Blue Island.
My Color Inspiration comes from my travels to Brazil, Mexico, The Caymen Islands, Belize and Jamaica. My condo makes me feel like I’m on vacation every day. There are no two walls painted the same color just like the exteriors of the buildings in Belize. In all, there are 14 colors in this main room. The green wall is 5 different colors layered with a wet rag. I am a photographer, so it was important to me to showcase my love for photographs. The small vertical wall in my entryway became a mini gallery of black and white images that I love. The turquoise behind them made it a focal point! I found this painting of a man playing guitar at a street fair in Fortaleza, Brazil. This painting is a fusion of the passionate colors of Caribbean influence combined with bold, graphic, black strokes lending itself to the incorporation of a few modern pieces of furniture in the same space.
Color Tip: Start with a geographic PLACE that you love and base your room off that palette. I fell in love with the gorgeous brilliant colors that peel off the walls of old buildings in the photographs of Cuba. Don’t be afraid of wallpaper! For the entryway, I chose a chic patterned damask wallpaper to surround the painted wood doors.
DECORATING YOUR CUBICAL (above)
WallPaper: Paper Zone; applied with double sided tape so it is removable.
Most accessories purchased at Target during the “back to college” season.