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Tim's "Yellow, Grey, Blue" Living Room

Yellow, Grey, Blue




Toronto, Canada



Colors Used

ICI: Wedding White (Walls) ICI: White Huskey (Trim) Para Paint: Vista, SR25 (Accent wall)

Color Inspiration

Inspired by all the colors, patterns, and textures on TV and design magazines, I decided to go bold and mixed in fabrics of different textures (silk, linen, suede, cotton) in shades of grey, yellow, and green on sofa, custom pillows, and drapes. I also paired all these patterns with a playful rug. The lamp shade on the side table lamp was fine but I wanted to add more interest to it and had it tied in better with the overall colour scheme. So I added two thin bands of yellow linen taped on the rims.

Color Tips

Pick the color combination you love and play with the different shades of these colors, either on wall, or fabrics for drapes and pillows, or area rug. Be Bold on elements that are easy to change. That way, you can change the feel of your room easily over different seasons without big financial commitment. One trick I used for myself is to do pillows with different designs on both sides. When it's time to change from summer to fall, just turn the pillow around!

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Comments (47)

Very nice!

posted by Vernon C on October 14, 2010 at 2:21pm
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posted by kschaff on October 13, 2010 at 8:46am
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This is one of my faves. I like elegant combination of colors and I like that you used multiple colors through the room.

posted by HeyNowTex on October 13, 2010 at 9:49am
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Could you be my interior designer? I love this. Very nice.

posted by oleexbaby on October 13, 2010 at 11:11am
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A mirror wall! So.... groovy.

posted by Cashew on October 13, 2010 at 11:45am
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Very nice! You've such a hidden talent-interior design!!!

posted by Gigi Yip on October 13, 2010 at 12:11pm
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posted by beeleebala on October 13, 2010 at 12:12pm
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unbelievable! i really love your design!

posted by Sushi_Q on October 13, 2010 at 12:46pm
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What a great design sense, the details and the combination of modern and retro pieces really makes for a great environment

posted by Suriya on October 13, 2010 at 12:49pm
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Wow, very lovely.

posted by E.I.F. on October 13, 2010 at 12:55pm
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Very nice! Keep on good work. You may end up to fashion design industry one day!

posted by Fatemeh on October 13, 2010 at 1:06pm
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Awesome combination of colors, patterns and textures! Love it!

posted by dvuhvost on October 13, 2010 at 3:37pm
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So nice! :) This is my favorite! :)

posted by janis.lielamers on October 13, 2010 at 6:36pm
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posted by terrafaith on October 13, 2010 at 7:39pm
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where is the rug from? i LOVE it!

posted by probablykk on October 13, 2010 at 9:18pm
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Great use of color! Very nice!

posted by suzy8track on October 13, 2010 at 8:52pm
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Thanks for the great comments and all your supports!!

The rug is from Ikea and I'm actually just an amateur who likes to decorate!

here the link to my blog on designs and all good things in life if you're interested


posted by TL in Toronto on October 13, 2010 at 10:34pm
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I must know where those drapes are from!

posted by Victoria in DC on October 13, 2010 at 10:39pm
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the drapes are custom made .. .. . fabric from ikea and designer fabrics

posted by TL in Toronto on October 13, 2010 at 10:49pm
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Love your space Tim... great job!

posted by Ty.M4change on October 14, 2010 at 1:14am
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Nice, but nothing special.
It will win as it's from Canada.

posted by Judaii on October 14, 2010 at 4:30am
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posted by art deco on October 14, 2010 at 10:05am
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This is my favorite. I want to see more of the house. I love the furniture choices!

posted by RelovedStuff on October 14, 2010 at 10:23am
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Like it, refreshing color! Love the mirror wall and the round table too :)

posted by beatricepl on October 14, 2010 at 10:28am
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Wow, that mirrored wall actualy really works in that space. Nice going!

posted by EC_ on October 14, 2010 at 10:47am
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this is truly amazing!!!!! :)

posted by shell_1212 on October 14, 2010 at 11:16am
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Absolutely remarkable! I simply must have that red chair.

posted by Stifflerb on October 14, 2010 at 12:04pm
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Apartment is very elegant, nice and cozy, but remarkable? NO WAY!

posted by HiCow on October 14, 2010 at 3:01pm
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i heart the cushions!

posted by Pippa_ on October 14, 2010 at 8:29pm
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I'd also LOVE to see more of your place Tim and I'd love to feature it on styleNorth.ca. Please drop me a line if you're interested. I'll understand if your entry beats mine here, you've done such a good job. Good luck!

posted by Judy's Dad on October 15, 2010 at 4:28pm
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Thanks chris! I have been following your blog as well. You bought a piece of photography from my friend... And he told me about your blog.

I would love to be featured on your blog! Here is my blog:



posted by TL in Toronto on October 15, 2010 at 6:22pm
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Seriously one of my favorites here!

posted by laurennoel33 on October 18, 2010 at 10:42am
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gorgeous and classy. c to the anada! grade eh all the way!!

posted by westcoastlove on October 18, 2010 at 7:30pm
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Such a beautiful design, the color, the pattern matched so good......Awesome!

posted by KMLi on October 18, 2010 at 9:22pm
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I like this room a lot. Bright colors that are also soft and sophisticated. The mix of patterns, textures and pops of colors pull your room together in a non matchy-matchy way and shows that you really have a developed sense of design.

posted by CrispyFry5 on October 20, 2010 at 12:40pm
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Amazing room. Love the built-ins (and that they are green!)

posted by dtandrea123 on October 20, 2010 at 9:22pm
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Great job! :)

- Arnold from Benito Designs

posted by Arnold from Benito Design on October 21, 2010 at 2:28pm
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This is very special, if you aren't a professional you should be.

posted by Kate (NC) on October 25, 2010 at 11:11am
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Good for us fellow T.O'er!Now let's get an AT Toronto!!!

posted by her_royal_gr8ness on November 9, 2010 at 11:53pm
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I love the way you mix patterns. Can you give some insight on where you purchased some of the pieces like the brown and red chair and especially the coffee table? Very nice!

posted by lsrose on November 14, 2010 at 9:46pm
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Great to see a fellow Canuck win the International div.! I would love to know where the Danish Alphabet poster is from? your home imparts a lovely, inviting feeling.

posted by tmama on November 21, 2010 at 8:20am
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Great job! Could you please let me know where you got that amazing coffee table?

posted by christina @ anora grey on December 28, 2010 at 1:43pm
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You have a gift!

posted by juliette:) on January 12, 2011 at 2:22pm
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Looks great! Nice stylin Canadian entry... I've also been looking for a small electric fireplace for a narrow feature wall. What brand is yours, and how wide is it? It's fantastic.

posted by JennLK on March 19, 2011 at 3:42pm
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Yay Canadian!

posted by owlmug on April 15, 2011 at 9:48am
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very original and creative.. not contrived..

posted by herrington44 on May 22, 2011 at 2:33pm
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Wow! That mirrored wall totally fooled me! Great job. Love the green accents.

@tmama: I've seen that alphabet poster at Ikea.

posted by paperaeroplane on June 27, 2011 at 7:29pm
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