Southwest #10: Allison's Crayons

Southwest #10: Allison's Crayons

Gregory Han
Oct 6, 2008

fallcolors3.jpgName: Allison P.Bedell
Location: Altadena, CA
Type of Home: 2 bedroom house

What inspired you to use color? I truly believe that color is the spice of life! Just as I wouldn't dream of eating bland food – I would not want to live in a bland colorless space. Color evokes such emotion in me. I am a happy person and I love happy bright colors. My moods change and inspire me to buy different pieces of artwork, accessories, floor coverings etc. and with each subtle change I feel refreshed and renewed. Color is just plain fun to play with – It makes me feel just as creative now as I did in kindergarten with my big box of Crayola crayons, only now I live in my creations.

Color Tip: My favorite tip that I share with friends is to keep your wall color and main furniture pieces (sofas, chairs, ottomans) in a neutral color palette. That way you can easily change your accessories (pillows, throws, artwork, window treatments) to suit your mood or the season. Coming from the Midwest and now living in California, I miss the change of seasons. Southern California barely has two seasons but I redecorate in a minimal way for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. I go for cool colors in the Spring/Summer (aqua blues, apple greens, silver). For Fall/Winter I love to use warm oranges and reds for a cozier feel.

Colors Used: None listed.

Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------

fallcolors1.jpgWelcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell


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