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Color is overrated

In this day and age of constant bombardment from advertising and social media images, many people have opted for all white interiors or really neutral interiors. Still others have chosen to engage in Minimalism and surround themselves with only the absolute essentials.

I get it. Really, I do.

People say it gives them a sense of calm. Peace.

But I think I would literally die if I didn't have color in my life! Working most of my life in gray and wet Seattle where the requisite was that you own a black raincoat and a black umbrella, I was always the rebel who had to counter the status quo. From my emerald green winter coat, my bright lipstick red raincoat, and my brightly patterned umbrella - I was a sight to behold!

Even nowadays with the thousands of colorful images we subject ourselves to every day, I still choose to surround myself with color.


Simple. It makes me happy.

If I have to spend too much time in an all-white space, I begin to think I'm in a sanitarium and begin having color withdrawals! My absolute favorite shade is turquoise.

Turquoise water

Isn't it calming? Peaceful? So much more interesting than just plain white. I see it and it reminds me of water, sky, vacations in tropical places, and happy moments in my life. I make a point to add it to every room in my house as well as my wardrobe.

Turquoise tile

If I could drive a car in the perfect shade of turquoise, I would! Something like this 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire...pure classic.

Turquoise car

Regardless of what's on trend, I always gravitate to turquoise. But there are SO many other colors to choose from as well! As a designer I always pull colors from nature. Check out this Gouldian Finch:

Colorful bird

If I was a bird that's the one I would be! Or how about this rock, yes, ROCK! Crazy gorgeous colors in there just waiting to be discovered. It totally reminds me of the 1970's colors that were popular!

Then there's this stunning Sparrow flower from Japan. Wow. I would love to see this in person!

I'm hoping you're getting the idea. I've now finished presenting my evidence to you for the virtues of adding color to your space, and I rest my case.

Color IS life! Do you agree with me?

If you've come over to my side of the argument and would like to add color but don't know where to begin, no problem! I'm here to help and guide you through this process. So connect with me! I can't wait to see what we come up with to reinvigorate your space with color!

Don't forget: your space should tell the story of YOU. Not of Pottery Barn, not of Crate and Barrel, not of whatever the latest trend is - but you.

What story is YOUR space telling?


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