Lifestyle Home & Decorating Colorful Advice from Chris Benz and Nathan Turner By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on May 7, 2010 @ 12:28PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio; Istock Photo Last week Chris Benz hosted an L.A. soiree to celebrate his Fall 2010 collection, but the designer also offered some timely advice for those of us looking to amp up our spring wardrobe. "The key piece is definitely a colorful shift dress. Throw a jean jacket over it and wear it all day, then put on heels and a necklace and it’s perfect for night," said Benz, whose colorful creations have been worn by Eva Mendes and Gwyneth Paltrow. "It's all about exuberance, youth and fun!" Interior designer Nathan Turner, who hosted Benz's party at his West Hollywood boutique, shared his quick tips for brightening up a living space. "Accents like lampshades and pillows are the key. I was just in Ikea and saw these red picture frames, you could do a whole wall of those," the decorator brainstormed. "And paint is the easiest way to totally transform a space. It's inexpensive and it's a day's work. If I see one more beige room, I'm going to throw myself out a window!"