**Our Living Room Shortlisted on Apartment Therapy’s Room For Colour 2013!**

My blog has moved and changed name to DESIGN SODA, I’d love it if you followed along with my new content there.

So I have been asleep for the last month and apparently failed to notice the exciting news that our living room (which I entered 6 weeks ago) had been shortlisted by compendium of modern style Apartment Therapy in their international category for rooms with the best use of colour. Am posthumously very excited (and annoyed with myself that I failed to notice or ask anyone to vote for us). I absolutely love this site, which Forbes described as “one of the most influential interior design sites on the Web” with good reason, so to have come 7th out of 25 in this category is a real honour. Go check out the other rooms on here there are some real beauties.

Ruthie’s “Sociable Green” Room Room For Color Contest

London UK
Inspiration for my palette:
This green is my perfect green. It’s light, elegant and -unlike many sage tones – it feels like a really sociable color. Our living room is very eclectic and evolving all the time. It is filled with objects that have a history or a story and I find this light and social palette the perfect background. It is not an intrusive color so I am able to put brightly colored pieces in it without assaulting the eyes to distraction. Its equally mellow ambiance is a perfect background for tired and worn vintage pieces.
Colors used in my room
I used a color that lies in the hinterland between blue and green. By day it is green and by night it is nearly blue – Farrow & Balls Teresa’s Green.
Tips for using color successfully
I am like a child in a sweet shop with color and find narrowing my choices down the most painstaking part. I have been known to drive myself to distraction with color choice. If you are a color magpie, like I am, I recommend painting 4 or 5 tester shades in different parts of the room where the light falls differently and living with them for at least a month. The color that makes you feel happy or inspired most instinctively is the color you should then choose.
Sociable Green

My blog has moved and changed name to DESIGN SODA, I’d love it if you followed along with my new content there.



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