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A Pasadena couple reveals how to live with a daring palette

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Same colors, different ways
Thomas J. Story

Same colors, different ways

O’Brien and Leaver used many of the same hues in both their kitchen and living room. Here in the living room, teal dominates, while charcoal gives the fireplace more heft. Patches of hot yellow in the rug encouraged the couple to hang curtains in the same shade. “We wanted something bright to complement the rug and the chairs,” Leaver says. “It brings out the gold leafing around the fireplace too.” Hot yellow and dark teal are complementary colors, so they work well together. Varese Alchemilla and Varese Turquoise fabric, $156/yd.;



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