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A Family Home Transformed In Bedford-Stuyvesant

Step inside a stylish home makeover of a brownstone for a family of seven in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

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

10 Stylish Tips For A Guest Bathroom Upgrade


It’s 2015! And a new year means a new look and new life for your home. Now we know that every year a lot of these home makeover projects begin with taking stock of our rooms, making a list of what needs to be done – and then deciding it’s all too much and putting it off until next year. This year, ease into the process by taking on some smaller and easier rooms. The best place to start – your second bathroom. You know, the one that only gets used when guests come over? The one we all secretly use as storage when no one’s around? That one. Because it’s a small space, it won’t take much to pack in a lot of style. Better yet, turning this small, neglected space into a style oasis will give you all the motivation you need to push on to the real work. And who knows? Your guests might even thank you too. A quick tip: small rooms can fill up fast, especially when they’re already stuffed with functional items like sinks and tubs. So look to create interesting moments through stylish vignettes. And since you’re probably not looking to spend extra time painting or wallpapering your second bathroom, work within the color palette (likely white tile) and go with something clean and modern. It’ll be easier for you in the long run and your color choices will really pop!

Get The Look
Threshold Floral Bath Towel Blue
Murchison-Hume Signature Candle
Threshold Performance Solid Washcloth
Target Home Shower Hooks in Brushed Nickel
Floral Bath Rug in Black and White
Threshold Waffle Weave Shower Curtain
Threshold Bath Towel Gray Floral
Threshold Step Can in Chrome
Threshold Brushed Stainless Steel Toothbrush Holder
Hansgrohe Raindance Select E 120
Illume Anenome Bar Soap

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

Photographs by Patrick Cline.