Southwest #13: Maurissa's Joyful Comfort

Southwest #13: Maurissa's Joyful Comfort

Gregory Han
Oct 8, 2008

Name: Maurissa
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type of Home: House

What inspired you to use color? I wanted all who entered the house to feel joyful and comfy. The structure of the interior is already wonderfully open - each space flows generously into the another. Design-wise, I felt each room should both have its own identity and feel a part of the whole. A pink room flows into a green room that flows into a yellow room, but the gray undertones of each color bring them together. In addition, I use the primary color of one room to act as an accent color in the next. I like to think the inclusive design reflects the welcoming spirit of the house.

Color Tip: While red, green, and purple might not traditionally make a good color combination, they might find harmony if the tone is right. Nab those paint cards from your local hardware store and marvel in the fact that there are actually warm greys and cool yellows. I paint not only my walls, but my thrift store furniture, hardware, the frames of pictures and mirrors. There isn't a permanent item in my home that retains its color by default, and for that reason, the design feels all that much more thoughtful.

Colors Used: Newborn Blue, Macaroni & Cheese, Candy Mix, Wet Coral, Grass Cloth

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

Welcome, 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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