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PS: The color scheme is so pretty and unexpected! Do you have any tips for how to choose a palette?

LS: When selecting a palette, we like to begin by looking at the items in the space that are definitely staying and often look for an inspiration piece (whether it's an amazing pillow or piece of art) that both ties together and enhances those items. For instance, Heidi already had the sectional and armchair. Being a rental, we knew the flooring wasn't going to change, either. Before, those pieces were the only sources of color in the apartment, so the space read as being pretty neutral (and bland) overall. She is an effervescent art director, and that neutral color palette didn't seem to represent her, so we feminized the palette by pulling in some dusty mauve on the walls and popped it with that amazing Bolivian stripe pillow that adds vibrant jewel-toned accents. A little pop of bold color goes a long way — we keep that in mind when building our palettes and primarily tend to use neutrals and dusty/earth tones as the base layer and more vibrant colors as the finishing touches since they have a stronger impact.

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