ALIVE WITH COLOR: ALISHA GWEN’S TWO STORY GREAT ROOM

Alisha Gwen Dazzles Showhouse Showdown Viewers with Unexpected Color

Thanks again for your comments via blog and facebook regarding my latest two story drapery design! You know how to make a lady feel good. Since we are on the topic and I’m still catching up with my DVR recordings, I thought I’d share this two story great room designed by Alisha Gwen on HGTV’s new design show competition, Showhouse Showdown.

When the first stroke of green hit the walls, my husband made an audible gasp. Ironically, my tough guy has recently become quite the design snob.

“What the hell is she doing? She can’t win with that!”

I convinced him to hold his criticism until she was complete. I have to admit it was a ballsy choice for a showhouse, but I was intrigued by her overall style.

I love Alisha’s mix of furniture style and scale. Notice she chose accent chairs with a lower back to keep from obstructing the view of the room’s focal point. She saved the higher back chairs for the side of the room. The opposing sofa perfectly balances the scale of the oversized chairs.

Overall this room has more of a feminine appeal, but we both agreed that it was well done. The green hue may not have been my original choice for wall color, but hey you can always paint the walls beige when its time to sell! Until then, live with what you love!

Images courtesy of Heartland Homes and AlishaGwen.com

What are your thoughts about Alisha design? Do you live with bold color?

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2 Responses to “ALIVE WITH COLOR: ALISHA GWEN’S TWO STORY GREAT ROOM”

  1. alisha gwen Says:

    go big or go home :)

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  2. nikki w Says:

    whoa, that’s a tough green to use man but I gotta say that Alisha did her thing. That room is bad ass. Bold color, bold drapery, sweet vignettes, everything’s to scale and that’s a tough feat in a room that size. She did her thing. Those green chairs steal the show. Good stuff.

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