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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

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Design snapshot: Harvest-inspired palette

comments (0) November 17th, 2011 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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Maybe I’m being influenced by the season, but I find this pumpkin-orange-colored antique with white window sashes and curtains as tempting as candy corn. Yes, I have a sweet tooth. Interestingly, this type of strong color was often featured on original colonial houses, rather than the faded colors we tend to associate with our forefathers’ homes. Painting the clapboards the same color as the thick window trim and sill makes a bold statement. The contrasting white window sashes provide a bright accent. Playful shadows cast on the interior curtains by the window muntins round out a pleasingly graphic composition.
 
by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

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