Valerie Moran's color pallet is saturated with the calming colors of the ocean.
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Moran House Entry Hall
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.
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Moran House Dining Room
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.
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Moran House Children's Room
The kids' room gets a summertime workout. Valerie found the old hospital beds, already in her colors, inside an upstate New York barn.
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Moran House Kitchen
Nothing escapes Valerie's colors, not even the nostalgic mixers or pale dishware.
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Moran House Laundry Room
Order reigns in the laundry room, where meticulously organized cabinets store vast supplies of candles, party goods, serving pieces, and dining linens.
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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."
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Valerie stashed this phone for 20-some years, until she found the perfect spot among its blue and green companions.
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Moran House Front Porch
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.
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Moran House Kitchen
The kitchen's new wood floors sport a diamond pattern of green and cream.
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Moran Living Room
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.
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Picture frames and personal effects sprinkle the master bedroom with blue and green.
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