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September Omaha Home Editor's Note

Aug 27, 2021 04:01PM ● By Sandy Matson

After making it through the last year-and-a half, I think we’d all agree with this sentiment…Our home should be a safe haven from the storm, where we can feel gratitude and at peace.

Sometimes it’s small details that determine how we perceive an environment. Did you know that color plays an integral role in our daily lives, affecting our mood and energy level and eliciting certain emotions? If you’re not feeling content in your home, try changing your interior color scheme. This one step might completely transform how you feel in that space.

It’s always fun to see color trends from year to year. I don’t always follow them, but they give me inspiration to paint and redecorate. Vintage colors of the 1970s are seeing a resurgence. Warm, bold hues such as avocado green, turquoise, and yes, even classic gold are again in fashion. I have always been a fan of these hues, they are so welcoming and soothing.

Omahans Tim Guthrie and Carmen Tapio must share my love of warm shades, as his home (pg. 28) and her yard (pg. 36) are full of these colors. And if you lean more toward neutrals and cooler hues, we have something for you, too. See our ASID Award story on page 44.

Fall starts Sept. 22. Whether you’re watching football, picking pumpkins or apples, or just a taking a nature hike, enjoy the cooler temps and leaves changing. This season doesn’t last long, you blink and it’s gone.

As always, if you have any suggestions for us, feel free to reach out at [email protected]

Sandy Matson 

Contributing Editor,  Omaha Home. 

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of Omaha Home Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.