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Living on the Edge- woooo

I'm always bummed when people shy away from color... I know it feels scary, but when it's done well... it's just so much better than the drab alternative. When tradition... is bucked (thank goodness) for something fresh... it's just so darn- um- refreshing! Take this house just a couple of blocks from my home... Can you really tell me that 'safe' colors are attractive? (say it together with me- NOOO!) They're not safe, they don't have curb appeal- they're terrible! I'd rather see a hot mess of an orange house than this because at least it means someone tried. Note: It takes just as much effort to pick boring neutrals as it does bad colors- not much at all. So...

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A Really Big Shoe- Really

This image showed up on my facebook page the other day... It got me wondering... why do we think that our own houses will only have 'curb appeal' if they look like all the others? I mean when you look at this big shoe house do you think, 'horror of horrors! nothing this awful has ever happened to this community!" NO! You smile, you try to recall the nursery rhyme about the old woman with all the kids, you wonder how many bedrooms and bathrooms are in there (come on- you know you want to know!). Okay, so maybe you don't want to live in a shoe. But when did we decide that our homes should be 'normal', 'neutral', and...

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Part 3- Painted Lady Color Palette

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