Kimberley Bryan
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My Houzz: A "Big Beige Box" Becomes a Colorful Live/Work Home eclectic-dining-room
 

My Houzz: A "Big Beige Box" Becomes a Colorful Live/Work Home

Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz

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March 26, 2014
ardelhogryder wrote:
would this color be too dark for a basement - we have high ceilings and a few windows the ceilings will be white not decided on floor color yet
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Kimberley Bryan
Hi There. If you have windows and a high ceiling, I think this color would work fine for you. It's a bit subjective due to your own aesthetic, and the actual room, but if you are looking for a warm tone, this isn't a bad way to go. When I took this photo, it was a bright, sunny day outside, so this wall is getting quite a bit of daylight on it. At night, and perhaps in areas of your basement which are in shadow, the color will read as quite a bit deeper. Some well-placed and thought out lighting, however, can offset that. It's a happy color without being strident, and worked very well against the light-to-medium wood floors. Hope this helps!
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Margot Bloomstein
Hi, can I ask where your table is from? Is it a true ellipse, or more of a "racetrack" style oval with straight sides? It's SO tough to find an elliptical table--but it looks like you've succeeded!
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“I’m strongly motivated by deeply saturated, complementary colors,” Ockerlander says. “There are 15 different colors in this house.” The dining room is painted a vibrant yellow, while the bedroom is lime green.The string lights running across the home aren’t seasonal or temporary. “We loved them so much, we had them hardwired in,” says Ockerlander. Wall paint: Brilliant Amber, Benjamin Moore; dining chairs: vintage Thonet; console: vintage Heywood-Wakefield

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