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Eric Guenther
Some pointers from the pros
Some pointers from the pros

Local designers are covering the spectrum. They're infusing cozy meringue-colored kitchens with orange floors and fire-red appliance knobs. They're painting 29,000-square-foot homes that have basketball courts in the basement a kid-friendly coffee-bean brown. And they're doing everything in between for movie stars, chief executives and a lucky few on a budget. Their approaches are all different, yet they agree on these points: •  Don't overuse color, unless you're short on cash and need it to create the drama that would otherwise come from upholstery, window treatments, rugs and art. •  Don't follow a cookie-cutter point of view. What...