The Colortopia Blog

October 21st, 2014

Decorating Rooms with Custom Built-Ins

My home is a Victorian with unpainted oak trim throughout the first floor, so when my husband and I had custom built ins created to house our book… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dens, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

September 16th, 2014

How to Understand Room Boards

Inquiring minds want to know how room boards translate into beautiful spaces. For those who are creatively challenged it is a struggle to visualize a… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms, Planning Your Project

April 3rd, 2014

Colorful Living Room Makeover

A little over a year ago, I decided a change of career was in order. I went from running a successful Bed & Breakfast and Gift Shoppe to becoming a… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Living & Family Rooms

February 12th, 2014

5 Tips for Decorating a Spring Mantel

Are you ready to decorate a spring mantel? While I don’t always use the traditional or expected holiday themed decor, I do enjoy evolving my home… Read more »

Categories: Dens, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

May 16th, 2013

Living Room Paint Schemes: A Fresh Modern Combination

When trying to select new living room paint schemes for our home, we were looking for neutral and up-to-date colors. We were hoping for living room pain… Read more »

Categories: Color, Living & Family Rooms

March 21st, 2013

Semi-DIY Shelves

The look of built-in bookcases is appealing in every home, not only for the valuable storage they provide, but also as an opportunity for display. Some talented people possess the… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

October 23rd, 2012

Bringing Bold Style to a Playroom

At the beginning of the summer, my kids’ playroom sat at the top of my list of bland, colorless rooms that I wanted to update.   Shortly after we moved… Read more »

Categories: Living & Family Rooms, Painting Tips

October 3rd, 2012

Small Projects That Make a Big Impact

We are all aware of the dramatic effects painting your interior can have on a space. But at Apartment Therapy, some of our favorite paint projects are more limited splashes… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Before & Afters, Color, Examples, Getting Started, How to Paint, Inspiration, Kitchens, Living & Family Rooms, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

September 27th, 2012

Pink? In The Living Room?

Of course! Why not think pink? It isn’t a conventional choice, but it’s one that works well for me and my family. And yes, my husband is fine with it.… Read more »

Categories: Color, Living & Family Rooms

September 20th, 2012

Goodbye Builder-Beige Living Room!

When we first moved into our brand new house, one of the things I really wanted to change was the color of our walls. They were what many people call… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Living & Family Rooms