Valerie Moran's color pallet is saturated with the calming colors of the ocean.
Towering nearly to the hallway's ceiling, the embedded 19th-century pier mirror kicked off Valerie's color campaign. She transformed the frame from severe gold and brown to fanciful turquoise.
Central to the dining room is an antique table Valerie found in India. Its cream-colored marble top blends with the soft greens above and below the picture rail. She rescued the chairs from a roadside garbage stash and replaced the cushions.
The kids' room gets a summertime workout. Valerie found the old hospital beds, already in her colors, inside an upstate New York barn.
Nothing escapes Valerie's colors, not even the nostalgic mixers or pale dishware.
Order reigns in the laundry room, where meticulously organized cabinets store vast supplies of candles, party goods, serving
pieces, and dining linens.
Valerie always keeps a paint army at the ready. She uses the supply frequently, saying, "I just spray paint anything I want to fit into my world."
Valerie stashed this phone for 20-some years, until she found the perfect spot among its blue and green companions.
A collection of Grange furniture prototypes, the front-porch wicker arrived in a mishmash of colors. Valerie soon corralled the group into aqua with her handy spray paint.
The kitchen's new wood floors sport a diamond pattern of green and cream.
Valerie Moran's living room touts a refreshing potpourri of greens, including sage swaths of leaves in the retro sofa fabric by friend Michele Mancini. A hint of turquoise in the muffled-glass panes gives the French doors a subtle glow by lamplight.