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Maine Magazine: Checks and Balances

In her Falmouth Flats home, designer Tyler Karu has created a space that’s equal parts creative and calming.
October, 2017. Written by Katy Kelleher for Maine Magazine. Photos by Erin Little

 

When Tyler Karu moved into her home in Falmouth Flats, she knew she wanted to keep the color palette simple and neutral, with one exception. “Blue is my jam,” says the interior designer. She’s sitting with her feet curled up under her on a low, steel-gray couch in the living room of her recently renovated 1950s Cape house. One of her three dogs, a huge white- and-black speckled Great Dane named Clyde, is sprawled on the floor next to her. He keeps his big blue eyes on her as she searches for the words to describe her favorite color— the moody, gray-tinted blue of the Atlantic.

“It’s the color of a cold Maine day. You can hardly capture it,” she says. “But it’s really the only color I implemented here other than neutrals. I wanted to keep the house a blank slate.”


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