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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Magnolia Room: Paint Color Inspiration


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My friend Chad is a horticultural expert and landscape architect (and former Monticello guide, and swimmer, and acapella group member, and professor…the man never sleeps!), and he could go on about a blossom for days. So it’s only fitting that he used a Magnolia tree (Saucer Magnolia? My horticultural knowledge does not hold a candle to Chad’s) as the inspiration for paint color. He just moved into his new place and knew the second he looked out the window that the guest room would become The Magnolia Room!

I should add that the room is not done yet. Chad, what in the world is the story with the pink flamingo?

I also love this doorknocker Chad picked out; Chad, if you’re reading, comment and tell us where you found it! Winterthur? Monticello? Smith and Hawkin?

What do you use for color inspiration? Have you ever used a tree or a blossom?

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. kitpollard says:

    April 29th, 2009 at 7:34 am (#)

    Magnolia trees are so pretty. I just wish the blossoms lasted longer. The ones around here have already shed most of their flowers.

    And I LOVE the pink flamingo! Must be the Baltimore in me.

  2. Becky says:

    April 29th, 2009 at 8:26 am (#)

    The flamingo is a bit John Waters, isn’t it?

  3. Martha Murray says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 2:20 pm (#)

    I frequently use colors from the outdoors for interiors. In a kitchen, lichen green that can be seen out the windows; a warm gray dining room picking up the color of the tree bark outside, etc. It is a great way to bring the outdoors in.

  4. Lana says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 3:04 pm (#)

    That tree is gorgeous – I’m so jealous!
    And I love the doorknocker too.


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