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Color Your Home

Color Your Home

by Carol Bass
     
 
Color Your Home is a personal, intuitive exploration of vibrant, sensual colors in nature, and an easy-to-use guide for expressing our passions and selves in the colors we choose to adorn our homes. But how does one go beyond the "rules" of color to discover what hues inspire and drive us and show us how to incorporate them into living spaces? Design expert and author

Overview

Color Your Home is a personal, intuitive exploration of vibrant, sensual colors in nature, and an easy-to-use guide for expressing our passions and selves in the colors we choose to adorn our homes. But how does one go beyond the "rules" of color to discover what hues inspire and drive us and show us how to incorporate them into living spaces? Design expert and author Carol Bass encourages everyone to throw out the rules and start fresh by building a new relationship with color through nature and the outdoors. She shows how to identify colors that stimulate and thrill us as individuals, making it easy to explore this connection and create charm, warmth, and a unique sense of individuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586853716
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Read an Excerpt

Most people never consider color as a way to change their lives. Yet it's an instant and simple tool to bring excitement to everyday existence. Colors push and pull at our emotions, calling us to embrace life in the boldest of ways. Color adds dashes of madness to a shy life, infuses vast sensuality to a prim life, and injects raw and primitive emotion into our homes. Adding color to your home is a way of communicating your joy of living and creating a life of continual enchantment and wonder. Captivating, inviting rooms make living worthwhile because color expresses meaning in ways words cannot.

For example, many CEOs who live a life defined by stringent rules and corporate protocol decorate their walls with abstract paintings streaked with intense, carefree color. Though seemingly at odds with their corporate images, something about the paintings resonates deep within them. The vibrant colors remind them, however subtly, of the intriguing nature of their true, authentic, personal selves.

Perhaps you've considered painting your kitchen in shades of salmon with highlights of citrus green, but don't know how to start. Many of us are afraid to add color to our homes. We have learned to distrust our innate creativity. We are so preprogrammed, over-scheduled, and consumed by work that it is no surprise when we fail to recognize the importance of nurturing our visual senses. We enrich our lives by attending concerts, hiking, dining in gourmet restaurants, but seldom consider the creative part of making our most intimate surroundings-our home-beautiful by way of our own hearts. Using color to reawaken our senses is emotionally thrilling and soulful work. Indeed, simply adding color to our homes will make us more creative in all phases of our lives.

Meet the Author

Carol Bass is an artist, interior designer, and prolific author. In 1988, she co-founded Maine Cottage Furniture in Yarmouth, Maine, which now boasts 200 stores across the United States. Her award-winning furniture designs have been described as "straight from the heart," "spontaneous and direct," and "bold and full of energy." Her work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Country Home, Redbook, Country Living, In Style, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, House and Garden, and Cottage Living; she is the author of Maine Living (Gibbs Smith, 2004). She lives in Maine.

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