I'm Changing My Life with Color! #WhatsYourColorStory?Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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With spring nearing, I've really been considering a change in my home. When we bought our house seven years ago, I was so excited about the prospect of decorating it, but now it just feels blah. I was recently sent a copy of the book Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson and it inspired me to look at my home in a new way.
It is a fantastic read with a ton of great decorating insight, but also a workbook to help you think deeper about your own use of color (or lack of.) I was really surprised by my answers and inspired to make a change (and start a new DIY-coming soon.) Keep reading to find out more about this amazing book and hear some of my own color story.
Moll Anderson is an accomplished author, television and radio host, inspirational interior designer, life stylist, and advocate for women and children globally. She has won an Emmy, was chosen as one of Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire, and was a three-time recipient of the Gracie Awards.
She has written four home and lifestyle books that have been enthusiastically embraced by readers, and I can see why.
Moll is an inspirational interior designer - inspiring changes in your home and in your life. It's not just about creating a beautiful space, it's about crating a space that effects you in a positive way.
I flipped through the book quickly and was delighted by what I saw, so I couldn't wait to dive in. While reading this book, you'll want to have a pad and pen nearby (Maybe it's just me, but I can't bear to write in books!) Then I dove in.
Beginning the book, I thought "I don't really have a color story."
As a Graphic Designer I embrace and love all colors, sometimes making it hard for me to choose a palette for a project, or bringing together a coherent room design. Professionally, I know the psychology of color and its uses. It is a generalized theory of how color can be used to affect the people who view it, but I had never thought so deeply about my own reactions to colors and how they affect me emotionally in my own home and life.
The book starts with Moll's own color story. Stories about how a love of color in childhood morphed into a dislike in later years. Her story hit close to home and made me start thinking more deeply about my own life journey and how colors may have related to it along the way, giving me an undying love of some colors, while being "meh" for others. There are some people who can't stand some colors and this will help you delve into the "why" and how you can bring that color back in in a different way.
On looking around the dining room, I saw this painting with new eyes and I started asking questions: I didn't really love it in my mother's home but chose to hang it in my own home. Why? It reminded me of her, yes, but seeing it when I unpacked, I thought it was beautiful. I had never thought that before. Why? After that amazing honeymoon, I was seeing the colors through tropical-tinted eyes. The greens and blues together still thrill me and I knew immediately what color I would be using to inject new life into this room.
#WhatsYourColorStory? Could you use a change in your home? Your life? Your mood? I love to read your comments!