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Dream In Color

It’s 2015, and white walls are so last year. The most beautiful homes are awash in color. Walls decked out in dreamy hues of bright blue, deep pink, and soulful black are all set to become the new rage. It’s time to move beyond the stark-walled interiors that have been so popular for the past few years, and design deeply colorful and evocative interiors, using color to create personalized spaces that feel how we want to feel.

We love the idea of a luxury paint collection, something inspired by nature, that can turn a home into a work of art. But we also want something healthy for the home, with low odor and no VOCs to harm the environment. It sounds like we’re asking a lot, but it turns out that the people at Colorhouse were already a few steps ahead of us. A premium brand dedicated to the idea of creating high-quality shades, Colorhouse specializes in producing 100% acrylic paints with low VOCs, no reproductive toxins, no chemical solvents, and absolutely no toxic fumes. On top of all that, they offer a selection of such rich, inspiring tones that finding a shade to love is less of a problem than deciding which one to bring home.

Looking through their catalog of paints, we chose five stunning shades – Wood.04, Dream.05, Sprout.06, Nourish.06, Petal.04 – that will help you transform your interior in 2015. From Colors of the Year, to new neutrals, click through the slideshow to see how you can bring dreamy, eco-friendly shades home this year. You’re sure to like what you see. And for all of our friends in Chicago and New York, we’re giving an extra $5 off any gallon of paint. If you’re a Brooklynite, like us, you’ll want to check out the collection at your local Home Depot.

And as we’re still in the process of designing our new place in Brooklyn, we’ll be adding interest to our walls with Colorhouse. We can’t wait to give you a tour, so stay tuned!

The Colorhouse collection has 128 colors to choose from.

The Colorhouse collection has 128 colors to choose from.

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This post is sponsored by Colorhouse. Colorhouse paints are now available in select Home Depot stores in Chicago and New York. Find a store near you.

Sources: House & Garden, Chic Tip, SFgirlbybay, Ultra Linx, AphroChic

Bright and Bold on the Adriatic Coast

This bright and colorful bungalow set on the Adriatic Coast is a dream home. In addition to its stunning location, it’s the well-traveled design aesthetic that makes this interior shine. From the textiles to the furnishings, pieces featured in this space hail from all over the globe. There are pillows from Morocco, sarongs from Kenya, Kente cloth collected throughout West Africa, furniture from Ethiopia, sitting alongside tapestries from India and Uzbekistan. It’s a beautiful melange of pieces that reflect a truly global aesthetic. All in a variety of striking hues, this home is a testament to how pieces that you collect along your journey can be used to create a truly original space.

Source: Elle Decor

6 Daring Ways To Go Red At Home

Red is one of our favorite colors. You may have noticed from our Pinterest Color Crush boards or even some of our former posts how much the shade adds warmth, dimension, and a bold punch to interiors. As much as it is bold and fiery, it is also a sensual color, perfect for spicing up any room in your home and adding a little bit of romance. Here are 6 of our favorite red rooms that offer some distinctive ways to bring this color home.

Sources: Elle Decor / Indulgy / Just Imagine / Architectural Digest

A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

There may be nothing more beautiful then a well-designed Parisian apartment. This home designed by Fabrice Ausset is the perfect example of a gorgeous Paris home. In this space, color, pattern, pieces from around the globe, and a variety of artistic pieces all come together to create a truly unique space. This home has been designed to seamlessly integrate a collection of sculpture, paintings, and furnishings that add to the home’s eclectic vibe.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

Around every corner, art has been incorporated into this luxurious pad. Lighting and seating are presented as sculpture in the space.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

Even something as utilitarian as a desk  has been elevated to a piece that’s part of the home’s exhibit space.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

The vast collection of original art is framed by a range of hues and textures on the walls. A wood panel wall becomes the perfect backdrop for a metallic ring sculpture.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

In the hallway, walls in a deep shade of jade and cobalt blue are perfect for showcasing the homeowner’s collection of photography.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

And in the bedroom sculpture is presented alongside a casual bed. This home shows that wherever you live, and whatever your style, art has a place in the home. Placed besides everyday furnishings, this home is a living gallery that can be experienced without the pretense and barriers that can be felt in a gallery environment, and we absolutely love that!

Source: Fabrice Ausset 

 

Update Your Walls In Emerald Green

Deep, saturated, emerald green walls – that’s what I’m loving right now. The jewel-tone shade speaks luxury, and when painted on all four walls, or just a feature wall in a room, emerald green brings a calm sophistication to any space. Color palettes of emerald and black, emerald and navy, and emerald and coral are all perfect for creating a colorful space with a touch of glamour.

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The Little Yellow Side Chair

Yellow has been an important shade in interior decor ever since 2009, when mimosa was named the color of the year. It’s staying power remains five years later. While we may not be painting our walls yellow or bringing canary-hued sofas home anymore, there are smaller yellow pieces that are adding a nice, sunny pop to interiors. Enter the little, yellow side chair. It is making appearances in living rooms, offices and intimate reading nooks. It’s the perfect blast of color to enliven any room.

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Black, White And Wood Rooms

Decorating with black and white will forever be classic. There is nothing like a beautiful room decked out in these two contrasting shades. But I also love a black and white room with wood accessories that help bring things down to earth a little. There is something about wooden elements that ground this color palette, and in my opinion, take it from sterile to soulful. When bringing black and white home, think of bringing in sculptural wood tables and chairs, or even fabulous wood flooring to give this stark color palette some warmth.

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Blue Sofas Are In

Yesterday, I was reading through my issue of Porter Magazine and landed upon one of their trends for Spring/Summer 2014 – the color blue. According to Porter, American’s overwhelming love the shade this season, and even in interiors the shade is popping up everywhere. From cobalt, to electric, to navy, I’m feeling these sophisticated shades of blue in the home. Fast becoming a new neutral, on the walls and on furnishings, blue hues are making a statement. The color is super luxe when paired with metallics like brass and gold, and fresh and beachy in bright white spaces. Here are a few of my favorite rooms where shades of blue are making a big impact.

Check out our Color Crush: Blue Pinterest board for more moody blue inspiration.

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