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This Playful Family Home Peaks at Indoor Monkey Bars

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When designer Lauren Li first toured the home recently purchased by her clients—a couple with three children under the age of 8—the charming brick Edwardian seemed perfectly suited to a young family save for one inescapable detail: Every surface of the interior was brown.  Li, whose boutique design practice, Sisällä, specializes in “creating good vibes,” set to work on a six-month renovation focused on incorporating elements of the couple’s Finnish and Australian heritage, and infusing family-friendly functionality with playful sophistication. The home’s brown and beige finishes were quick to go, revived by a selection of paint (seven colors total) centered...

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What Hue You Should Paint Each Room, According to Color Psychology

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If you have ever walked into a room and felt instantly zen, you might have to give your thanks to the walls—especially if they’re painted in just the right hue. There’s an entire scientific field dedicated to how people are affected by colors, and you can use it to infuse your home with some seriously good vibes. In color psychology, experts study how different hues impact human behavior. “We know that some colors can be tied to specific emotions,” explains Leslie Harrington, Ph.D., a specialist in color strategy who worked as Benjamin Moore Paints’s color and design director for 16...

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