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By Susan Hable

Nature, paintings, a favourite collection—each holds unforeseen colour mixtures that may be fantastically integrated into the house. dressmaker Susan Hable exhibits tips on how to realize colour within the daily, create dynamic palettes, and translate them into lovely inside areas. domestic decorators will learn the way a happy bed room may be made out of the usual shades of autumn leaves, or how a burst of shiny confetti can encourage a candy-colored tiled tub. Brimming with luscious images, A colourful Home unearths easy methods to open our eyes to the colours round us and convey them to existence in rooms composed with which means.

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One of our first patterns, the Stripe, clearly demonstrates this style. A fabric globe in this design illuminates a dining room. Light fixtures are an opportunity to use color and pattern in an unexpected place. rose 33 34 a colorful home AN IDEA Collect Things in a Color Story I think of the treasures I have gathered as the finishing touches that give rooms their unique character. Group finds together based on color, or let an object stand alone. I’m often drawn to certain colors in antique stores, fairs, and flea markets.

It’s good to get your hands dirty. 62 a colorful home treetops 63 Here, varying shades of green sit pleasantly together. A rich burntbrown trim flanks sage walls. Patina, diffused light, and shadows cast on the wall give this quiet corner in a study intrigue. Breathtaking! 64 a colorful home AN IDEA Keep a Sketchbook of Inspiration Find a little book with heavy paper that you can paint in. Collect and affix pictures from magazines that inspire you. Doodle or sketch with different materials. Paint or draw color studies based on objects found in your home or nature.

I love the changing palette of greens throughout the year— deep and rich emerald in the winter, clean and sharp kelly in the spring, bold and bright jade in the summer, and fading and dusty eucalyptus in the autumn. 40 a colorful home TREETOPS PALETTE Green provides a crisp backdrop from which to expand your palette. I love to use layers of different shades of green, or pair it with gold, plum, gray, black, or navy. This menagerie of studio tools represents the color’s versatility: a painting rag used to mop up a beautiful range of greens, a small watercolor palette of deep and dark colors, gold leaf paper, and gold-brushed horseshoe and nails.

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