"Simplicity is the keynote to all true elegance..."
-Coco Chanel

And again, here's a former home of mine… this one was on the west coast. This was a newly completed home and it seems this house had yellow on every single wall (what is it with me buying homes with strictly yellow walls?!). This house had great bones… slate, brazilian cherry floors, cedar shake exterior - it was just suffering from a bad case of the Blahs. Add in a dose of paint, some plantation shutters, and new exterior color scheme and some interesting decor - suddenly Blah goes to Not Bad! Against my wishes, the builder lighting remained… oh, this house could have been so much more lovely with new lighting!