Thursday, July 30, 2009

No Doubt About It...

I love color, and so does playwright/Renaissance man John Patrick Shanley, author/director of hits like Doubt and Moonstruck, whose adventurous home was recently featured in the New York Times Style section. For my money, nothing has the power to so simply lift your mood, communicate your style, or change a space like color.

I don't think of Seattle as a community that especially embraces bold color, but I'm trying to do my part to change that....at least, in my home and shop. Baby steps, Seattle.

Here are some of my favorite shots of Shanley's home:


Stop by here to learn more about this interesting fellow and see additional interior shots.

As if I didn't like him already after seeing inside his apartment, this quote from the article cinched the deal:

"One object that isn’t on view is his Oscar for the movie Moonstruck. 'I wouldn’t want to have it out,' he said. 'It’s not good for me, when I’m trying to write, to see an Oscar, and for the kids it’s not good at all. You never want them to feel like, "I can’t beat my Dad." They should be able to feel that they can bury you at any time.'

Well said.

6 comments:

charlotte said...

I feel the same way about color! Its such an important part of my life/mental health. :-) My favorite photo is the one of the striped steps with the heart at the bottom.

Alicia said...

What a great set of inspriational rooms to create in. I find it ironic that so many desire to win an Oscar but those who do win either have it in the loo or a closet.

the sweet life with olives said...

That's so funny, I posted about this home this morning. I love his use of color, and how, even just looking at it online it makes my heart sing. Imagine living inside of something like that. Playful, yet refined in a cheerful and artistic way.

Averill said...

What fun and bold color choices -- I absolutely love this house!

jamieofalltrades said...

You should see my living room and bath room! Both bright, bright colors! I'd like to think I'm helping Seattlites to embrace color. We have enough gray outside... bring the color inside!

Liquid EPDM said...

House is really very beautiful, actually i was looking for some information regarding roof repairing, is there any product which is effective on the age of roof?

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