Valentina & Alessandro’s Colorful Treasure Trove — House Tour

Proudest DIY: I’d say the bedroom wall. Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. What Friends Say: Whenever we propose to end the night at our place, the offer is received with great enthusiasm. Their home is both modern and comfortable, and full of treasures from their travels around the world. • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? They found this apartment, the first floor of a small house, after a thorough hunt through Princeton’s limited rentals. Best Advice: Don’t be afraid to use different colors. • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here. Updated daily with fresh tours full of photos for you to pin enjoy! Favorite Element: The bistro set in the kitchen. Our version of sleek is cheerful. Chances are, if you like them all, they will go together well! Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Colorful Contemporary

Inspiration: We love the pages of interior design magazines, although the sleek and minimal rooms depicted are always in neutral or black white palettes, whereas we have an undeniable pull toward bright and sunny colors. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? It completed the big living room, and gives us extra room for guests. Dream Sources: BoConcept

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Resources of Note:
PAINT COLORS
Hallway Office: Behr “Orange Peel”
Bedroom: Behr “Rolling Hills”
LIVING ROOM
Floor lamp: IKEA
Table lamps: Skillman’s Used Furniture (Princeton, NJ)
Sofa: Innovation Cassius Deluxe Sofa Bed
Cushions: IKEA, West Elm
Loveseat: IKEA, Urban Outfitters for cover
Bookshelves: CB2
Chair: IKEA
Tables: IKEA
DINING ROOM
Table: Crate Barrel
Chairs: Skillman’s Used Furniture (Princeton, NJ)
Light fixture: IKEA
Side chest: Pier 1 Imports
KITCHEN
Bistro table chairs: Target
BEDROOM
Bedside tables: IKEA
Lamps: IKEA
Curtains: Italian street market

OFFICE

Desks: IKEA
Lamp: Garage sale, though it was originally a table lamp and I converted to a ceiling light
Chairs: Skillman’s Used Furniture (Princeton, NJ)

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Thanks, Valentina Alessandro! It was a very dark purple that took two coats of primer and three of paint to transform into that bright leafy green that makes me smile in the morning. I love chatting when I’m cooking and when sitting there my friends are both comfortable and out of my way 🙂

Biggest Challenge: Finding the perfect spot for our movie projector, so that it would be practical and not too visible.

Updated: 03.12.2014 — 20:37