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Natural Beauty: Decorating with Neutral Colors

California decorator and mom of two Lisa Price has more than a few down-to-earth ideas for making a house a home.

By Sarah Stebbins

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Dining room
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Water Color

In a departure from the rest of her house, Lisa opted to paint the dining room walls aqua. "It's like the sky and sea—and goes beautifully with sand tones," she says. A series of framed drawings of Manolo Blahnik shoes gives the space a fun, feminine feel. "My lifestyle isn't formal, so I don't want serious," the designer says. Ecru upholstered chairs lighten up a dark-wood trestle table, and a vintage crystal chandelier adds sparkle.

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