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Mandy's "Impressionists' Primaries" Living Room

Impressionists' Primaries



Name:

Mandy

Location:

Arlington, Virginia

Division:

South

Colors Used


"Sweet Maple" by Behr

Color Inspiration


When we first began dating, my husband and I backpacked in Europe for a month. In Amsterdam, we picked up a handful of Van Gogh prints, which ultimately inspired the entire color scheme. From there, we have built upon it with more modern touches.

Color Tips


What seems to have worked well for us is integrating varying shades and neutrals. Because our colors are primarily, er, primary, it could quickly begin to look like a kindergarten classroom, but the use of just-off shades, like maroon and navy, and neutrals, like brown and white, help to tone it down and mature it up a bit.

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Comments (11)

The swirly design applied to the wall is fabulous!

posted by Honore on October 15, 2010 at 9:13am
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I also love the wall design .. did you paint that yourself ?

posted by altoria on October 15, 2010 at 11:14am
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I did paint that myself! I did a little post about it on my blog if you're interested: http://www.fabricpaperglue.com/2009/02/wall-mural.html.
Thanks!

posted by Mandy P // Fabric Paper Glue on October 15, 2010 at 11:26am
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I love this!! Definitely my favorite room so far. :)

posted by Lizabethy on October 15, 2010 at 4:49pm
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This is killer!

posted by Judy's Dad on October 16, 2010 at 6:40am
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Lovely space!

posted by GB73 on October 16, 2010 at 10:19pm
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The mural is crazy fabulous! Love it!

posted by I {heart} Rhody on October 18, 2010 at 9:03pm
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Fun, unique and elegant at the same time - love it! Where did you get the Ikea chair's slipcover?

posted by VictoriaOC on October 18, 2010 at 10:02pm
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I actually recovered the chair. I wish it had been a slipcover!

posted by Mandy P // Fabric Paper Glue on October 19, 2010 at 3:43pm
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I love the painted swirl art!

posted by mjs7640 on October 21, 2010 at 7:50pm
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love it!!

posted by queenyellowsun on April 13, 2011 at 1:43am
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