The home office, which her family of five shared, "never felt right," says the designer and color consultant (http:/
/ www.porterhousedesigns.com). "I never felt comfortable. I never felt inspired."
Understandably so. With wall-to-wall hunter green carpeting, beige wallpaper and a combination of dark and medium-toned wood furniture, the 10-by-12-foot space felt much more masculine — and much less colorful — than Porter, 42, preferred. While the look satisfied the men in her house (a husband, a 14-year-old son and 11-year-old twin sons), Porter pined for something that was a little more her style.
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