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Monday, June 14th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Primary Colors

Becky

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Well, it took me awhile to get inspired today. Atlanta is about 20 degrees hotter than Hades right now, and it’s made a slug of me! Lately I’ve found myself clipping out a lot of red, blue and yellow and chucking them in my inspiration box. Here’s the board that resulted when I threw them all together:


One look I love in modern design is a neutral palette with a few accents in primary colors – a few pillows, a painting, a vase of sunflowers. They can give a room a perfect graphic punch.

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

A Flash from the Past

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What was your room like when you were a kid? I had floral wallpaper and two antique brass beds, a huge shelving unit, an aquarium (all the fish died of some disease appropriately called “Ick”) and a rolltop desk. In Junior High, I covered the wallpaper with Duran Duran and Police posters, and eventually my mom let me make over my room. My pride and joy was my new white “Scandanavian” desk from Bova, primary colors, the blue file cabinet I covered in paint pen squiggles, and the pièce de résistance, the Boynton wallpaper border. Remember Boyton? I had buttons and stickers and notepaper before I worked my way up to wallpaper border. Yesterday I found a piece of the wallpaper inside of the rolltop. Here’s a little 80’s nostalgia for you…

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Quote of the Week

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The funniest thing I read all week, well at first it was a guy saying he had ten cigarettes and coffee before this dance class, but then even funnier and so perfectly put was Douglas Coupland (you know, the artist who wrote Generation X) calling the current tear down house replacements in his neighborhood “Carmela Soprano meets Arts and Crafts.” That describes almost every new house in my historic neighborhood to a T.

Check out the full slideshow of Coupland’s home: The man has got an eye for primary colors and shapes like none I have ever seen. The pictures are much more clear and there are a few bonus ones online that were not in the print edition.

To learn more about spandex Sweaty Sunday dance class, click here.

To see great photos of Coupland’s interiors, click here.

photos by Martin Tessler for The New York Times.

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