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Keely's "Parisian Chic" Living Room

Parisian Chic




Minneapolis, Minnesota



Colors Used

black, white, amethyst, red and pops of metallic silver

Color Inspiration

I have always adored Parisian color palettes. I saw a House Beautiful cover a couple of months ago [a purple room with one perfect red chair, and a black and white chandelier] it was one of those images that you stare at initially for 10 minutes, and just keep coming back to. It was everything Parisian Chic to me. When I was asked for my home to be photographed for a local advertisement, I scrambled. I had just moved into the completely white and several impersonal space, and knew I had to make my mark. I have never been afraid of color, and I knew that this palette was going to be bold and daring. I love the way that this space reflect our personalities, and our sense of adventure.

Color Tips

Use color because you love it - and choose a color thats perfect for you. If you try to duplicate a room exactly that you saw somewhere else, its never going to be something YOU love and adore. Use color to make a space yours. Use color to give yourself/significant other/family a new lease on the space you all live in. Color can do so much when its used right.

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Comments (28)

Wow! Love the stripes and the choice of colors! Really nice :)

posted by beatricepl on October 20, 2010 at 10:31am
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posted by Yawningbug on October 20, 2010 at 11:43am
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So vibrant! Really really imaginitive and lively.

posted by AngelaE on October 20, 2010 at 6:31pm
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Love your space Keely, plenty of happy colors all together.

posted by chicmodernvintage on October 20, 2010 at 6:57pm
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Absolutely beautiful.

posted by typicalguineapig on October 20, 2010 at 8:01pm
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LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

posted by lemonandlavenderblog on October 20, 2010 at 9:13pm
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Creative and classy! The winner!

posted by MOC on October 20, 2010 at 9:57pm
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Am so proud of your creative talent Keely.....Love this look...YOU ARE A WINNER!!!

posted by SusieJ1 on October 20, 2010 at 10:03pm
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Wow! This is my favorite entry by far!

posted by Syllogi on October 20, 2010 at 10:34pm
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I love the lamps. Where are they from?

posted by K8WMA on October 21, 2010 at 12:54am
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adore the stripes, gorgeous room

posted by Leanne Chandler on October 21, 2010 at 5:49am
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I love the gold accents against the black and white horizontal stripes! Please come paint my walls just like this :)

posted by Sommer Stiles on October 21, 2010 at 11:21am
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posted by EC_ on October 21, 2010 at 11:46am
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The second shot is fantastic!

posted by Judy's Dad on October 21, 2010 at 1:23pm
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Thanks so much for all the nice comments!

K8WMA- the lamp is from home goods, however, I recovered the shade myself to match my curtains! But- home goods has super fab lamps!

Sommer- I have to give Marc the credit for the paint job. I'll see what his schedule is, hehe!

posted by keely @ luxe+lillies on October 21, 2010 at 1:30pm
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Love the lamp on your desk. Not normally a brass lamp fan, but that one is lovely. Kuddos on the whole room:)

posted by thesmilequeen on October 21, 2010 at 3:04pm
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GORGEOUS! The best out of them all! I love all the color. Dramatic + sophisticated!

xo - jami
i m a g i n e

posted by jami @imagine on October 21, 2010 at 4:03pm
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Beautiful and chic - I love it!

posted by blueandgreen on October 21, 2010 at 5:47pm
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SOOOOOO COOOL KEEL! You are bound to win!!!!! Ps. I love the angles of your photos

posted by Griffin Overbye on October 21, 2010 at 7:57pm
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So bold and brave. I absolutely love it.

posted by Living with Little People on October 21, 2010 at 10:23pm
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Totally love it!

posted by Sacha on October 22, 2010 at 12:44pm
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I wish you were around here more often, and could help with color planning. Marilyn M

posted by Marilyn M on October 22, 2010 at 5:52pm
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posted by lemonvodka on October 23, 2010 at 7:18pm
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I love that the stripes are totally badass, but classy at the same time, and where did you get that awesome chair????

posted by L.M.Segal on October 24, 2010 at 6:09pm
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This looks like a Domino ready room, very perfectly decorated. I see some interesting details that make it inviting. Love red and purple together.

posted by Kate (NC) on October 25, 2010 at 11:07am
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So awesome, so creative, so cool. Great job! You say you have pops of metallic silver but I only see gold (which looks incredible by the way). I'm always scared to mix shiny gold with silver but if this is how it looks, I'm in.

posted by AngelaE on October 26, 2010 at 2:47pm
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I'd love to hear about that "Liebe". Is that just painted on canvas?

posted by AngelaE on November 7, 2010 at 11:43pm
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Love it Keely! Great job!

posted by Pawleys Island Posh on December 4, 2010 at 12:29pm
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