January 15, 2014

“word to the wise” wednesday: louise brooks

Layers and layers of colors and prints are undoubtedly beatuiful, but I prefer a clean, uncluttered look.  Still, I understand that a house needs small doses of color, and that’s why, in my own mostly white house, you will see punctuations of turquoise sprinkled throughout that are a contrast to the structure’s white skeleton.

Louise Brooks (Traditional Home, October 2012)

In my designs, I often create a neutral envelope and then layer color and pattern in a restrained, thoughtful way.  What’s your philosophy?

Visit Traditional Home for photos of Louise Brooks’ gorgeous home on Long Island Sound by Tria Giovan.  I would love to work with Tria one day.  Her photographs are heaven.  And have you seen the new look of Traditional Home’s website?  It’s stunning!  

1 Comment

  • Loretta Fontaine | EcoHappy Style
    Jan. 17, 2014
    Traci- Nice ideas! I am drawn to the curtains in this photo - They blend into the white trim work on the window and the color in the bottom band merges into the walls. So elegant and easy! I have off-the-rack curtains in a dining area that don't hit the ground, and I should add a band of fabric that matches my blue walls on the bottom! I wonder if my sewing machine works... Loretta

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