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Monica's "Soft Chatreuse & Palest Beach Glass" Room

Soft Chatreuse & Palest Beach Glass




Viroqua, Wisconsin



Colors Used

Kitchen ceiling: Martha Stewart "Beach Glass" in flat finish from her Sears line. Kitchen walls: Pittsburgh "Kingsbury" in satin finish from True Value.

Color Inspiration

Color inspires me. I seek it everywhere I go. Labels on international food packaging, flower gardens, clothing racks at the Goodwill, vintage fabrics, old children's books and design magazines. I love to see color contrasted against color, with some white used as a relief. I love the drama, the intensity, the energy and the life-force that it gives. Color is pure power and emotion! Use it purposefully to create more magic in your world!

Color Tips

What colors make you feel happy? What colors relax you and help you feel safe? Trust your gut. Be your own color guru. Who's life (and house) is it anyhow?

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Comments (20)

Wow--this is a lively, fun space. Love the Bambi piece.

posted by bellsonhopi on November 10, 2011 at 11:25am
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Bright, vivacious, and brimming with humor, without being kitsch or too self-consciously "retro". Lovely job! Also a great antidote in this competition, which in my opinion could be retitled "Vintage Mirror on the Wall, Who Is the Most Mid-Century Modern Of Us All".

posted by joseph23 on November 10, 2011 at 12:30pm
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Wow! It looks like it is right out of a magazine! Nice!

posted by Tracy333 on November 10, 2011 at 1:14pm
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yay viroqua! i'm from la crosse!

beautiful room, and probably home!

posted by sbart878 on November 10, 2011 at 2:08pm
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Thanks everyone! I love Spaces. They are so fun to create!

posted by monica ann on November 10, 2011 at 3:50pm
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HAPPY PLACE! This is so very cool!

posted by SherriEakin on November 10, 2011 at 6:49pm
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Happy colors..summer all the time!

posted by keeks on November 10, 2011 at 7:29pm
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I have that same print (Japan) in my office - I can't believe how many people ask if I got it in Japan - uh yeah. I think I'll just start saying yes to see a new reaction.

posted by curlsz on November 10, 2011 at 8:23pm
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love it! I grew up near Cashton, so excited to see Wisconsin repreSENT!

posted by sarahpants on November 10, 2011 at 8:56pm
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This room is so "happy"!

posted by turquoiSea on November 10, 2011 at 9:17pm
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I took a deep breath and inhaled! So nice.

posted by koonark on November 11, 2011 at 12:33am
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Monica, you have great colour sense. Your spaces are so inviting. Can you tell me where you got the rug, the one at the entrance to the dining room? thanks!

posted by Bibi2 on November 11, 2011 at 10:30am
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Monica! So nice to see your place represented on Apartment Therapy for the second time. I used to be the display artist for the Madison Anthropologie and we met at the poof making workshop! I see you made some of your own. Looks great!

posted by Sarah Montgomery on November 11, 2011 at 7:36pm
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a tour would be lovely

posted by vintage birthday on November 12, 2011 at 1:21pm
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love your kitchen!!

posted by October23 on November 13, 2011 at 9:24am
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posted by coach colleen on November 13, 2011 at 3:25pm
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Awesome! ..but what I really want to see is that shocking pink room peaking out in some of the pics!

posted by ashk on November 14, 2011 at 1:23pm
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I want poofs on my ceiling too...how did you do that? your kitchen is so wonderful...color, cabinets, art, furniture...everything.

posted by ggsays on November 16, 2011 at 9:14am
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oh and is that the Fantastic Mr. Fox on the wall in the kitchen?

posted by ggsays on November 16, 2011 at 9:15am
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Woooo Viroqua! I love that little town! It's chock full of sophisticated surprises :)

posted by JackieDee30 on November 19, 2011 at 6:33pm
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