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What do you do when you’re living in a bland, oddly-shaped apartment? Splash it with color, of course.
Instagram influencer Courtney Quinn of @colormecourtney did just that, taking us somewhere over the rainbow with her 1,300 square-foot West Village loft in NYC.
This queen of color is all about unexpected combinations. She turned an ordinary bathroom into a 1950s blush beauty painted pink and red, while transforming her oblique-shaped bedroom with accent walls and a blue and coral color scheme. She even color-coordinated the beauty supplies in her medicine cabinet — talk about staying on brand.
And, ever the Instagrammer, Quinn also strategically compartmentalized light and color throughout the loft, so she can use her vibrant lifestyle as a studio to share with her Instagram followers. Even in a room without natural light, there's some form of sunshine via a wake-up light purchased on Amazon. Watch Quinn's apartment tour in 360 VR above, and read on for some more tips and tricks.
What inspired your use of color?
“I’ve always been drawn to color not only in my personal style but also in my home design style because that’s what I grew up with. My mom was an interior designer. We had an orange living room, and she would do crazy designs on my room and just help me experiment and try new things along the way. It really helped me be more comfortable with color and the idea that you can create a space with anything from a crazy I-spy wall to Pantone canvases all up and down your hall. Growing up like that really influenced my design style, my personal style and my business now today.”
Where do you get inspiration?
"I search 'colorful living room', 'colorful kitchen,' and things like that on Pinterest."
What are some of your house rules?
"I try to be really diligent with not bringing boxes back into the living room and dealing with them up front, because otherwise they become a big problem and hassle. I also always have something charging: my camera, portable powers, amp and phone are usually plugged into something because I have USB ports hidden all over this apartment."
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