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Christopher's "Chocolate, Cream & Orange" Room

Chocolate, Cream & Orange




Toronto, Canada



Colors Used

Benjamin Moore Marshlands CC-512

Color Inspiration

I was looking for a masculine color that would contrast with the cream rug and furnishings and work with the orange and metal accents.

Color Tips

Have no fear!

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Comments (23)

it is not medically safe for me to be as jealous of your rug and coffee table as i am!

posted by Lady J on October 11, 2010 at 10:19am
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love this. where is the coffee table from? and the rug??

posted by YellowShark on October 11, 2010 at 6:58pm
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It's lovely if you're looking at the sofa.
I wish the entire room were painted brown - It would be so much more dramatic and impactful.

posted by bepsf on October 11, 2010 at 4:13pm
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I didn't know that I like this color combo -- but I guess I do!

posted by creative license on October 11, 2010 at 4:14pm
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Very nice. Pretty and energetic. Good photos, too.

posted by Kate (NC) on October 11, 2010 at 4:44pm
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uber stylish!

posted by allthingsbeautiful on October 11, 2010 at 4:52pm
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Lisa Hunter - It doesnt matter, all entries are open for "favoriting" until the 24th.

posted by Aaron Able on October 11, 2010 at 7:10pm
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LOVING IT!!!!! Chris has great taste and style and is one of Toronto's interior design trendsetters. Go Chris!

posted by Shauntelle LeBlanc on October 11, 2010 at 8:13pm
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Yellow Shark and Lady J, both the table and the rug were Craigslist scores. The genuine Moroccan Berber rug (11' x 8') was just $150 and the table, which originally came with a brass tray top (likely Indian), was just $100.

bepsf, I agree that the room would benefit from all the walls being brown but it's a rental and I likely won't be staying beyond my first one-year lease (hate the building!) so I've tried to minimize the pre-move cover-up work while still making the place lovely and liveable. A compromise, like so much of life.

posted by Judy's Dad on October 12, 2010 at 6:35am
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Why does this one not have more votes, it's killer sweet!

posted by J Dandy on October 12, 2010 at 1:37pm
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This is great! One of my favorites!

posted by suzy8track on October 12, 2010 at 2:32pm
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Chris is brilliant.

That is all.

posted by Raina @ If the Lamp Shade Fits on October 12, 2010 at 10:17pm
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I like the way you have combined the styles-tres chic!

posted by BevG on October 13, 2010 at 1:29pm
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Love the pops of orange.

posted by Holly from Twice Found on October 13, 2010 at 1:39pm
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Don't you just love him....Magda

posted by mzecevic on October 13, 2010 at 5:55pm
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Modern elegance and style timeless, margo

posted by dries on October 13, 2010 at 7:27pm
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I like the colors you choose! And the couch... beautiful :)

posted by beatricepl on October 14, 2010 at 10:10am
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LOVE it. The metals against the dark walls are so elegant. And orange, daring and slightly retro.

posted by kidcat on October 18, 2010 at 11:24am
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Your entry is FAB U LISCIOUS!!!!!!

posted by Foxley Street on October 18, 2010 at 3:13pm
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I have a very similar sofa and eclectic other stuff and recently painted my living room a sort of beige/tan/taupe color (Benjamin Moore's Brookline Beige) - mostly to highlight the sofa. Now I am seriously considering going darker. I was afraid of going too dark but your room makes me feel like a great big chicken. Thanks for the inspiration!

posted by LollyPup on October 18, 2010 at 10:09pm
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Oh man, this is such a treat. The furniture, the furnishings, the textures and shapes. Love it!!

posted by Butter chicken on October 24, 2010 at 3:03pm
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i want to favorite this but the system is not letting me :( gorgeous room!

posted by littlemouse on October 28, 2010 at 5:27pm
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please tell me how you got your plant to get so curvy. i love it! how did you do that?

posted by Nalani808 on November 14, 2010 at 1:10am
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