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Kim Myles: Life, Style and Design

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Interior design maven and host of HGTV's "Myles of Style," Kim Myles, will answer a question submitted from an ESSENCE.com reader every day. Kim believes that interior design should offer a lifestyle that's chic, vibrant and attainable for every homeowner or renter. "My goal is to offer simple solutions that help the average person achieve the look that they want without going into debt. There is absolutely no reason for great design to be overly expensive or exclusive," she declares. Today's topic: Staring at the sea Dear Kim, I'm tired of staring at the white walls in my bedroom and I'm ready to add some color!! I'm obsessed with the ocean and am thinking of painting my walls jade.  Any other ideas for creating a seaside theme in my big city apartment? Also, are there any other pieces of dcor that would help lend to that vibe? KIM MYLES: I think jade would amazing; like beautiful sea glass! 'Lively Tune' by Behr is a lovely blue that could work as well. The key to imparting a sense of the ocean is to accessorize well. Sheer white curtains, bedside lamps with glass bases, and a gorgeous mirror encrusted with shells would be a great start. Read more: Need help selecting furniture for your space? Have a disagreement with your spouse on a color to paint your walls? Toddlers making your home look like a storm rolled through it and need help adjusting for their mess? Send your design question to webmaster@essence-online.com. Please keep the questions brief and as detailed as possible. Remember, the more information you offer, the more Kim will be able to help!
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