Laurie brings the best of both the old world and the new to her Twin City duplex. The living room soothes the soul with the warm, sandy paint tones of a Mediterranean village. The New York City loft—inspired lower-level living space is presented in all cool, blue minimalism—the perfect background for a wide screen home cinema dramatically framed in a simple square of earthy brick tone. A common wall becomes a bold swathe of Empire Fleet Blue paint with Island Orange painted accents.
Laurie believes in taking your vacation home with you, decorate with Mediterranean keepsakes from her last trip. Her living room is bathed in sensual splendor with golden earth tones and slate blue paints. A home cinema becomes the modern—day hearth-your living room's center. Consider framing that cool, projector screen against a warm, rectilinear background, evocative of a fireplace mantel. Contrast creates interest. Choose contrasting color art and accents (bedding, rugs, stained glass lamps) to achieve dramatic effects.