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Brian's "Paris Rain" Room

Paris Rain



Name:

Brian

Location:

Vancouver.BC, Canada

Division:

International

Colors Used


Benjamin Moore Sidewalk Grey, Pigeon Grey, and Big Country Blue

Color Inspiration


The grey coolness of wet sidewalks, the bark of the massive tree outside my window and a beautiful blue velvet banquette I saw in restaurant in Paris!

Color Tips


play with mixing neutrals and one pop of color, put them in unexpected places and always tie your accent color in with accessories like books, fabrics etc

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Comments (37)

He read my mind AMAZING!!

posted by Luis Alcaraz on November 10, 2011 at 5:14pm
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Rich blue. Yet, serene.
House tour, please?

posted by austere on November 11, 2011 at 8:03am
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I absolutely love what I can see, but I wish there was a photo that captured more of the room.

posted by bmorrow86 on November 10, 2011 at 9:32am
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In the third picture, is that a bi-fold closet door? Did you paint it like that or did it come that way? It looks interesting.

posted by heypielady on November 10, 2011 at 9:33am
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I'm sensing a house tour...

posted by zimmerwoman on November 10, 2011 at 9:57am
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agree it looks great but you can only see little details not the whole room- ??

posted by curlsz on November 10, 2011 at 10:21am
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OK, I love your place but I can't favorite you because we are in competition. The funny thing is that I used BM Pigeon gray in my front hall and then used Sidewalk gray and painted stripes exactly like yours throughout my entire living room and I love it. Too funny.

posted by GeorgiaMete on November 10, 2011 at 10:44am
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Beautiful individual pieces, but want to see what the room looks like as a whole.

posted by Sacha on November 10, 2011 at 10:53am
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Agree with all of the above--where are the wide shots here?

posted by bellsonhopi on November 10, 2011 at 11:29am
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I love this room! Colors are awesome. I happen to LOVE Paris and travel there often; I think you were very successful in capturing the essence of Paris on a rainy day. Tres bien fait mon ami!

posted by Maman la Jolie on November 10, 2011 at 11:47am
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here are some more photos of my place on FB
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.121238467924461.18834.121236621257979&type=3
hope this helps!?
Thanks everyone...

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 12:07pm
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Nice details, where's the room? Too bad, looks like it could have been a favorite.

posted by Terry Clark on November 10, 2011 at 12:17pm
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I love Big Country Blue!

posted by greycardigan on November 10, 2011 at 12:22pm
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I will try to add another photo in here but a few things changed since those photos( the flowers are dead;)it's not a big room so won't be much of a wide shot!

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 12:33pm
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I'm sure the room is lovely, but just can;t bring myself to hit the favorite button because I just see close up shots, and 3 out of 5 are of the flowers.

posted by Muesli on November 10, 2011 at 12:45pm
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=256685481046425&set=a.121238467924461.18834.121236621257979&type=3&theater

I added a wide shot to my FB page- hope you all can see it..... I dont think Apartment Therapy will let me change my photos on this forum.... let me know if you cant view it...

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 1:06pm
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I agress with bmorrow86. I can't really vote for this because I feel like I need to see more of the actual space and less of the flower arrangement. Pretty colors though.

posted by Tracy333 on November 10, 2011 at 1:09pm
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Ya, that was I "agree" not I "agress" ;)

posted by Tracy333 on November 10, 2011 at 1:09pm
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Ok folks check the FB page wide shot no flowers......

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 1:24pm
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People are silly. The five pictures show enough for you to know whether you like his use of color (which is admirable). I am impressed by how all the items filling the room seem to exude quality. It's nice to have visited a room that's not crammed with cheap junk.

posted by Bee for Brian on November 10, 2011 at 3:32pm
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Thanks Bee, my nickname is B too an I have two bumble bee tats...

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 4:36pm
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i think these are some lovely shots that indicate a sophisticated use of colour and a beautifully styled room. however, i would also like to have seen some wider shots... for my part, i think the entrant's selection of the pics that best display their room is part and parcel of the competition and voting should be based on the photos presented here, not on facebook or anywhere else. otherwise, where is the parity?

posted by shel(l) on November 10, 2011 at 7:11pm
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Ya thanks for that....

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 8:21pm
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Ohhhh i checked out the FB pictures (okay the whole album), my Lord you are a very talented man! Vancouver is so far away from Toronto..sigh. You get my vote!

posted by KayKayPeters on November 10, 2011 at 10:26pm
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Thanks Shiva!! ;)

posted by bgball on November 10, 2011 at 10:33pm
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was able to see it on facebook, thanks for posting it :)

posted by Muesli on November 11, 2011 at 9:30am
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want to see more, love what I can see. Love the lampshade colour, the mix of subtle and bright colours.

posted by Indigosailor on November 11, 2011 at 5:31pm
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all packed ... just need the address (;-)
love your place and choice of colors!

posted by Nef4tt on November 11, 2011 at 6:50pm
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Looks very nice, but am not getting a feel for the place from these little pics.

posted by AnastasiaBeaverhausen on November 12, 2011 at 7:42am
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I just visited your facebook photo and wow - that pic should have been in the contest. Even better than the close up shots.

posted by kbfromlb on November 12, 2011 at 12:17pm
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I love the colors the blues with the grays love them,but I need to see more of the rooms. I call it House Tour please. Question, How in the world did my little girl Sassy get to your home? (cat)

posted by Vicky from San Bruno,Ca on November 12, 2011 at 2:52pm
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Oh Sassy, ya we go way back!!! Actually
Her name is Meat Ball and she's a spritely
18 yo!!!

posted by bgball on November 12, 2011 at 3:45pm
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If I could re submit photos I would but I'm sure AT won't allow that, well lesson learned... It's all for fun anyway right!!!

posted by bgball on November 12, 2011 at 5:49pm
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yes, but these are still nice photos that show the colours of the room and you still got my vote (on the basis of the pics here; you've seen my comment above)! :0)

posted by shel(l) on November 13, 2011 at 5:56am
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Thanks sgy

posted by bgball on November 14, 2011 at 12:07am
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Great colors! :) Elegant!

posted by mahzer&vee on November 14, 2011 at 4:54pm
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Thank you everyone for your votes!!! :)))

posted by bgball on November 18, 2011 at 8:53pm
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