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It all Starts With Color & Pattern

Once you have the right color and patterns for your room design, everything else falls right into place. Of course actually choosing those elements is the hardest part of the process.  But not to worry.  I've done all that work for you!   

 

Knowing your pattern and color scheme FIRST, is the single, most critical step before you do another thing.   

While you can certainly customize and tweak my pre-coordinated palettes (below) to suite you, you must still begin with an initial recipe before you start improvising.   Hey, it’s no different than if you decide to cook a new recipe in a genre of cusine you’re not familiar with.  

 

So, say…if you’ve never cooked an authentic Asian dish. You first need to get familiar with their very particular blends of spices and methods.  Right?  And you can’t go to the grocery store if you haven’t got a list of what you’re looking for.  Right?

Well, It’s the same when tackling a design project too.  You need the key ingredients before you can home shopping too. 

 

These Room Recipes are your starting-point. Because once you have the paint color and a very good idea of the mix of patterns you’ll use, then when you go shopping, you’re far more focused and less likely to get into emotional overwhelm.   So my Room Recipe acts as your project's GPS.

Introduction

Start your creative journey here... 

Colorado Sky : Country
Colorado Sky : Country

Christopher Lowell Room Recipe

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Nob Hill : City
Nob Hill : City

Christopher Lowell Room Recipe

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Devon Manor : Town
Devon Manor : Town

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Colorado Sky : Country
Colorado Sky : Country

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Lifestyles 

Ok, first, here are the lifestyles under which I’ve organized each of my Room Recipe colorways.

These are the same I used globally when I had my own line of mix and match home products.  Not to brag but it was an amazingly huge billion dollar hit.  No kidding.   It set a standard which is now followed by leaders like Target Stores.  The Idea is that while we can’t always visualize specifically “how” we want to live, we can certainly imagine “where” we’d like to spend our time. 

Get it?   Now, you don’t need to actually live at the beach to transform your own interior spaces into a shore-inspired environment.  It’s an attitude and a feeling.  

Christopher Lowell's room recipes are organized into 4 simple lifestyles.

Pre-coordinated Options 

There are a million ways to interpret each of my “lifestyles” (above).   Nevertheless, I urge you to look at all the room recipes and use your gut!  Did you know that we instinctively and involuntarily have an emotional reaction to every pattern and color we see?  Well, it’s no wonder that we are pushed into emotional overwhelm the minute we step into a paint and fabric store.   That’s why the idea of "roaming the aisles thinking that you’ll know it when you see it," is such a disaster just waiting to happen.   

 

So, below you’ll see the four pre-coordinated fabrics and paint recommendations for each colorway.  If they immediately connect with you then don’t overthink it!  Just go for it!  

 

NOTE: All the teaching information is exactly the same in each video. So, whichever one you decide to download has all the identical tips and hints you need. What does differ from video-to-video are the fabrics, paint colors and accessorizing hints. So, enjoy! 

Ok. Ready, Set, Go! 

Lifestyle 

Town is one of the four lifestyle catagories by Christopher Lowell.

Pre-coordinated  Room Recipe Video Options 

If you what to download it, simply click on the share symbol         on the lower right of the video control bar and a download box        will appear.  Simply click on it and the Room Recipe would immediately download to your devise.  Easy!
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Devon Manor

Urban Plum

Hampshire Spice

You can only download from a desk or laptop 
Just click on any of the boxes below to view the swatches larger.  If you like it, simply press play and watch the video. 

Lifestyle 

Country is one of the four lifestyles by Christopher Lowell

Pre-coordinated  Room Recipe Video Options 

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Mountain Tweed

Colorado Sky

Turtle Creek

You can only download from a desk or laptop 
Just click on any of the boxes below to view the swatches larger.  If you like it, simply press play and watch the video. 
If you what to download it, simply click on the share symbol         on the lower right of the video control bar and a download box        will appear.  Simply click on it and the Room Recipe would immediately download to your devise.  Easy!

Lifestyle 

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Pre-coordinated  Room Recipe VideoOptions

If you what to download it, simply click on the share symbol         on the lower right of the video control bar and a download box        will appear.  Simply click on it and the Room Recipe would immediately download to your devise.  Easy!
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Nob Hill

Urban Plum

Gramercy Park

You can only download from a desk or laptop 
Just click on any of the boxes below to view the swatches larger.  If you like it, simply press play and watch the video. 

Lifestyle 

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Pre-coordinated  Room Recipe Video Options 

If you what to download it, simply click on the share symbol         on the lower right of the video control bar and a download box        will appear.  Simply click on it and the Room Recipe would immediately download to your devise.  Easy!
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Mystic Seaport

Camden Cove

Coastal Edge

You can only download from a desk or laptop 
Just click on any of the boxes below to view the swatches larger.  If you like it, simply press play and watch the video. 
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VIEWER MAIL 

Back to Basics 

For more answers to your design questions check out my Viewer Mail Back To Basics series.  Here I answer many of the most often asked design questions.

If you have a question, use the form on the Viewer Mail page to ask me your questions too!