Southwest #29 Julie and Mark's Artist Heart

Southwest #29 Julie and Mark's Artist Heart

Gregory Han
Oct 16, 2008

Name: Julie and Mark
Location: Keller, TX
Type of Home: Two Story Home

What inspired you to use color? There's a peppy little song by O-Zone that says "I saw my strengths, my song and dreams and I bought some paints to match the colors of my love." What is in my heart comes out in the way I decorate my home for family and myself. We are a family of six and are loud and busy and happy and creative. I needed colors that say that. Above one of my doors I painted "I'm using all the crayons in the box!". Why? Because I have to! It's in my artist heart and it has to be birthed and expressed. Color is what I see in nature, and lots of it - used up and spilt out. You gotta love it.

Color Tip: Start with a "hub room" that the other rooms spiral off of. Choose a material, wallpaper or work of art you love. Choose your color palette out of that. I started with my kitchen drapery material and wallpaper because it is the central room in my house. The adjoining room colors came out of this palette. Well, except the purple. It was thrown in for good measure! My home has a lot of color but because it all comes from the hub room, it all coordinates. There is a place in my den where I can stand and see six different colored walls. I love that spot.

Colors Used: Behr-Shrimp Creole Glidden-Zesty Lime Behr-Juniper Hedge Glidden-Tropical Mango

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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