Last Wednesday, I introduced my new series, Purposeful Design. This series focuses on the importance of interior design as it relates to how we feel in our homes. The design choices we make all work toward setting a tone. The highest priority of interior design in our homes should be to create a setting that makes us most happy.
Beth, from Chinoiserie Chic, is here today telling us what she's done in her beautiful house to create her perfect surroundings.
For me, nothing establishes the tone and feel of a home like your choice of color. It is always where I start. I am definitely not a white walls kind of girl. There is nothing white in my wardrobe and there is not a white wall in my home. Tony Duquette said "Coral is my neutral" and that is definitely me. I use color in my home to reflect my personality. I would describe myself as -
*happy, upbeat, high energy
The feminine side of me is reflected in my love of pink. My dressing room is pink and I use pink everywhere in my home, except in those rooms dedicated to my husband like his man cave and his private bathroom.
To keep a mood that is happy, upbeat, and energized, I surround myself with all the colors I love - especially pink, blue, and gold as well as touches of green and yellow. All pastels look great together, and I mix them all with wild abandon. But, I am a VERY high energy person who likes lots going on in my life and lots of stimulation. This might not be right for you.