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January 9, 2014
Not shying away from a bright wash of color or a vibrant coat of paint, these seven kaleidoscopic homes are sure to cure you from the winter blues.
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  Playing off the work of artist James Turrell, as well as the front porch scheme prevalent in the South, the ruby-red outdoor living room of an Atlanta house is half covered and half open to the leaf canopy overhead. A pair of teak armchairs are clustered around a Laguna fire table from Restoration Hardware. Photo by Gregory Miller.  Photo by Gregory Miller. Courtesy of Gregory Miller .

    Playing off the work of artist James Turrell, as well as the front porch scheme prevalent in the South, the ruby-red outdoor living room of an Atlanta house is half covered and half open to the leaf canopy overhead. A pair of teak armchairs are clustered around a Laguna fire table from Restoration Hardware. Photo by Gregory Miller.

    Photo by Gregory Miller. Courtesy of Gregory Miller .
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  A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. A bright-orange polyurethane coating rescues the dugout from any suggestion of darkness or dinginess.

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. A bright-orange polyurethane coating rescues the dugout from any suggestion of darkness or dinginess.

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  Tokyo architect Yuko Shibata's shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style. She wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens into her bedroom to form a reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it actually is, thanks to the bright green walls.  Photo by Ryohei Hamada.

    Tokyo architect Yuko Shibata's shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style. She wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens into her bedroom to form a reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it actually is, thanks to the bright green walls.

    Photo by Ryohei Hamada.
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  The aptly named CMYK House features a dizzying pattern of layed dots over its facade.

    The aptly named CMYK House features a dizzying pattern of layed dots over its facade.

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  Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. She opted for high-impact black paint to coat her living room. Photo by Justin Fantl.

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. She opted for high-impact black paint to coat her living room. Photo by Justin Fantl.

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  Anna Horne sourced the living area’s red-and-white Tunisian tiles in her modular Australian beach house directly from a manufacturer online. “It was the first site I looked at, the tiles were well priced, and the company was easy to deal with,” says Horne. “When I requested this specific tile in red, it just happened to be the perfect red, so I went with my gut instinct.” Photo by Lisa Cohen.  Photo by Lisa Cohen .

    Anna Horne sourced the living area’s red-and-white Tunisian tiles in her modular Australian beach house directly from a manufacturer online. “It was the first site I looked at, the tiles were well priced, and the company was easy to deal with,” says Horne. “When I requested this specific tile in red, it just happened to be the perfect red, so I went with my gut instinct.” Photo by Lisa Cohen.

    Photo by Lisa Cohen .
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  A house by Brazillian firm YTA features yellow accents throughout.

    A house by Brazillian firm YTA features yellow accents throughout.

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Playing off the work of artist James Turrell, as well as the front porch scheme prevalent in the South, the ruby-red outdoor living room of an Atlanta house is half covered and half open to the leaf canopy overhead. A pair of teak armchairs are clustered around a Laguna fire table from Restoration Hardware. Photo by Gregory Miller.

Photo by Gregory Miller. Image courtesy of Gregory Miller .

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