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Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + What Decor Book I’m Reading This Month

Today’s mini home tour and book feature have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveColor #CollectiveBias
Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?

I’m reading a new book this month that’s challenging me to think differently about how I decorate my home. The book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson is a book slash journal that’s helping me decide which colors inspire me most and how I can incorporate them into my home decor.  

I’m coming up on 15 years as homeowners and one of the things I never knew before buying my home is how challenging it could be to decorate it. For several years, it was hard to figure out what would look best together so I left the walls painted in the same builders beige and decorated in mostly dark colors. My guest bathroom was one of those rooms where I’d chosen colors I’d seen used in most homes in my area. I never really felt excited about this space.
Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?
Then one day, I decided to incorporate the colors I loved into my decor and I started seeing my home differently.
My life changed because I was surrounding myself with the things and colors I loved. Being surrounded by meaningful color and decor began to inspire me. 
Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?
This is exactly what I’m discovering by reading Moll Anderson’s book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story. In her book, Moll talks about how colors affect our moods, behaviors, and emotions. I never really verbalized that, but it’s true. This was the case when my bedroom was painted in gray and black. I hated being in there. When I painted the walls in a white, the room felt bright and alive. My room is so full of light now that it energizes me rather than making feel sluggish.

Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?
Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?

Just about every room in my house tells a color story about my family. The story our home tells is a story of tranquility, but I know the story isn’t complete. As homes age, they need repairs and updates so the story we create in our home is an ongoing one.

I’m going to work through Moll’s book during the month of March to push myself to incorporate more of my favorite colors into my home this year even if just in small ways.

Moll’s journal style book uses vibrant, beautiful photographs to get me thinking about how some of those colors I tend to shy away from would look in my decor. 
Pops of Color Mini Home Tour Moll Anderson’s new book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story

Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?In the chapters, Moll walks me through thirteen color lessons and includes journal questions to work through. I love a book that’s interactive and I’ve been enjoying learning how “Pops of color” here and there can change the mood of my space, wardrobe and my life. 

Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?

In one of my favorite parts of the book Moll, encourages readers to look at their closet to get color inspiration. She says the colors we tend to wear are often colors we’d love in our homes. One of my favorite colors right now is the coral color in this top. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous against my skin and it makes me happy. I’d love to see this color more often.

Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + Moll Anderson's book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What's Your Color Story?

I’m super excited about the small decor changes I’m going make as a result of reading and working through Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story.

My first project will be my office shelf makeover. Once I finish the book and the makeover, I’ll post a before and after.

Who is Moll Anderson?

Moll is an inspirational interior designer and life stylist, who like me is a woman of many trades. She’s an author, radio host, philanthropist, and advocate for women and children. 

She wrote Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story, to help people make the connection between color and your overall mood. In her guided journal style book, she will help you figure out your connection to colors and how each of them makes you feel. 

Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story, will be available in Target stores on March, 14, 2017 and can be purchased at MollAnderson.com, B&N, Books-A-Million or anywhere books are sold online.

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48 thoughts on “Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + What Decor Book I’m Reading This Month

  1. Great post! I love to see other people's decor ideas. I am also trying to get a pop of color, my choice right now is yellow!

  2. Since I rent my apartment and all my walls have to stay white, I'm definitely jealous of your colour exploration! One day I'd love to be able to play with colour and paint my walls any way I'd like

    1. You can add pops of colors in so many ways beyond your walls! Try adding color in the fabrics, pillows and decor you choose for your home.

    1. Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What's Your Color Story, will be available in Target stores on March, 14, 2017 and can be purchased at MollAnderson.com, B&N, Books-A-Million or anywhere books are sold online.

  3. Your home is beautiful. I love the slpash of color you have added throughout. I will have to check out that book sounds interesting.

  4. I like my walls to be light coloured with pops of colour through decor.Love the coral top.and how great you look

    1. Thanks! I feel like painting all of my walls white and introducing bold colors through decor. I love that idea.

  5. It is definitely the season for wanting to add some more color into your life. I am loving all the different ways you have done this!

  6. I've never thought about every room having a color story for you. But it does make sense. And you have some beautiful pictures of your home.

  7. Wow so many lovely ideas, love the dark hardwood floors give so much character to a room and go with a lot of different colors.

    1. I was scared to install dark wood over the lighter brown tones but it worked perfectly for the space.

  8. I love this idea of incorporating color! I had the same problem with my bedroom so I painted my walls white too and it's been amazing! I feel so much happiness now! I love your outfit too by the way! You look great in that color!

    ~Crissy
    http://www.whimsicalfawn.com

    1. Thanks Chrissy! White walls feels like a blanks canvas ready for pops of color throughout the space. Moll has some bold wall color choices in her book, even black! I'm not there yet.

  9. Love the blue/gray color you've picked for your bathroom. And that coral top looks gorgeous on you.

    1. Thanks Debra! I felt like I was in a coffin in the dark earth tones bathroom. Now it feels open, bright and relaxing.

  10. Home decor is a nightmare in my house! I just have too many ideas! Love what you've done and I may check out that book!

  11. I love your home, is very elegant. Love how that top compliments your skin. You look beautiful.

    1. Thanks! I've never had a top this color before last summer. I didn't even know I'd like the color until I wore it on vacation and fell in love it. I always wore this color in my nails but never thought of incorporating it into my wardrobe.

  12. Your home is gorgeous. I love your style. Everything is perfection!

  13. I love the simplicity of your decorating style. It's so refreshing. I'll also have to make sure I pick up a copy of Moll's book.

    1. Awesom, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What's Your Color Story, will be available in Target stores on March, 14, 2017 and can be purchased at MollAnderson.com, B&N, Books-A-Million or anywhere books are sold online.

  14. I'm smiling because we renovated 10 years ago and I literally didn't hang anything on a wall for about 5 years. I'm just now adding some pops of color into my grey rooms and beige rooms. Yellow is great for our decor.

  15. I can't wait until we are homeowners! But we'll be renting for a while since my husband is only in his first year of medical school. We'll be hopping around all over the place as he completes his journey.

  16. I like your emphasis on how things changed once you decided to go with what you love. I think that is a key concept for everything in life.

    1. I didn't even realize the dark colors were bumming me out. I'd see pretty colors on home decor shoes and never try them until I did and loved it.

  17. We've been in our house since 2008 and it's amazing how many changes we HAVEN'T made! I want to check this book out. My home could definitely use some help!

    1. Oh no! You definitely need to find your color story. We didn't make many changes the first few years either. I didn't want to make mistakes.

  18. Oh my gosh that bathroom is gorgeous! I love your style and the colors you have chosen for each room!

  19. I love all these colors! So pretty! I do need to add more color to our home I think.

    Your outfit is gorgeous too!

  20. Its truly eye-popping volor and even your top! I guess i need to hire my own decorator for my future home.

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