Before: A Room DividedDesh grew up in Pakistan and Sarver in South Africa. That background, combined with the globetrotting adventures they've taken together over the last 20 years, has filled their home with a world of treasures. However, the two have different ideas on where those beautiful objects should go — he wants to proudly display them while she thinks the closet is just fine. They have the same struggle with color. Desh's bold personality craves more color in their home, which is currently four shades of beige.
This couple's color conflict is obvious but so is the harmony in their choice of style as both admire the architecture and design of Frank Lloyd Wright in its integration with raw prairie landscape. It's up to host Jane Lockhart to resolve this desire for style with color.
Did You Know?
Use sage green to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Yellow-gold with other colors creates a relaxing environment.
After: Colorful and EclecticTaking inspiration from a Midwest and Southwestern-inspired color scheme, the couple was able to warm up the room with rich golden tones and lots of colorful accents. Their eclectic art collection is actually unified by the ochre-colored walls and each piece works beautifully in the fresh space.
paint: walls (Golden Retriever 2165-30); baseboards (Powell/Buff HC-35); accent wall behind shelves (Old Salem/Gray HC-94) (Benjamin Moore, Canada)