Before: Room With the BluesKathy and Matthew have lived in their Spanish-style home for nearly seven years. They wanted a calming home office, but the chosen primary blue is too intense for such a small space. In addition, the mismatched furnishings and unused treadmill create a chaotic environment.
After: Relaxing EnvironmentHost Constance Ramos decides on a new color palette of aquamarine blue, light brown, dark brown and forest green. Craftsman-style scones spread light across the ceiling and open up the room, while a new seating area is the perfect place to relax. The photographic wall mural is a bold design statement that brings in the outdoors.
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darker brown paint (Hidden Valley, 1134); blue wall paint (Cool Blue, 2058-40); brown paint (Glenwood Brown, 1141) - Benjamin Moore
wall mural (MYW Gallery Mural, Sardinia VII, MYW11986) - Murals Your Way
bookcase (Mission) - Target
chair (Karlstad, 00118882); chair cover (Karlstad, 70118888); side table (Fornbro, 80077566); pendant light (Basisk, 80088598); magazine file (Knuff, 96676109; Mackis, 70032385); little desk drawer organizer (Mackis, 30032387); letter tray (Mackis, 00032384) - Ikea
gel stain (Chestnut, 027426660106) - The Home Depot
Before: Cluttered SpaceThe couple isn't afraid of color, but they also don't want to be attacked by their color choices. However, the current palette — primary blue, white, black and brown — of their home office is driving them crazy and they've called on Constance to help perfect their desired colors.
After: Balanced DesignThe Color Correction design team places panels in the corners and hangs crown molding to make a post and beam design, which creates an open and airy effect in the space. Wood shelving provides more storage, while files in the new color palette add a pop of color. The inspiration painting of Chicago is surrounded by a new frame that highlights the colors and makes it the focal point of the wall.