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Neutral Color Palette for Tudor House

By |2019-01-17T09:15:18-05:00August 1st, 2017|Case Studies, Exteriors, Neutral Palette|

The task was to find the perfect neutral color palette for a Tudor House. It was a old Tudor with brick, stone, siding, stucco, and the traditional trim. Doors and windows also needed painting. The clients wanted a look that would lighten the dark appearance the house had but not veer from the classic Tudor look. We started with choosing the lightest color for the stucco. We wanted a creamy beige that would brighten the house and be neutral enough, not too yellow, not too grey. We chose Benjamin Moore OC40 Albescent. [...]

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Terra-Cotta and Natural Stone Exterior

By |2018-12-19T10:14:54-05:00June 18th, 2017|Case Studies, Exteriors|

Here's how we arrived at choosing terra-cotta and natural stone for the exterior of this house. The client was building a new house from scratch. She wanted help in choosing colors for every part of the exterior from paving stones to roof. She knew she didn't want the usual taupe or gray house that is so common today. We picked the siding first. She showed me two variations of terra-cotta that she was thinking about. In my opinion one was too yellow-orange, the other a strong deep rich color that we chose. Once [...]

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Hanging Art in a New York City Apartment

By |2018-12-19T10:34:22-05:00September 13th, 2016|Case Studies, Hallways, Wall Arrangments|

Clients recently called me to hang art in their New York City Apartment. They had quite a few pieces and didn't know where or how to begin. I came to the apartment to see what their collection was and to have a look at the layout of the apartment. This was a consultation to determine what was necessary for me to do and bring when I actually did the hanging. It also gave me a feel for what their art was and where we could hang it to display it at its best advantage. We also discussed reframing a [...]

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Wide Horizontal Stripes

By |2021-12-02T13:53:06-05:00June 19th, 2016|Bathrooms, Case Studies, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

Using wide horizontal stripes in similar colors but different finishes is a great choice to add sophistication and subtle depth and dimension to a room. A client with a bathroom that had old subway like tiles in a creamy yellow color wanted to do something interesting with paint in her bathroom. The trim tile was black. We thought that keeping the color palette for the walls the same as the tiles would enhance the old world feel of the room and create a quiet calm effect. Choosing a color to match the tiles was the hard [...]

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Hanging Art Arrangements

By |2018-12-19T12:36:44-05:00April 16th, 2016|Wall Arrangments|

Recently more and more of my clients have been asking me to hang art arrangements on their walls. Most have moved into new houses and don't know where to begin. They've accumulated lots of art over the years and need helping sorting through the art to decide what to keep and where to hang it. I've hung many art exhibitions over the years in galleries and museums and I feel comfortable doing this work. Usually you need another person to help  hold and hang the art, especially if there are large artworks. [...]

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Pale Blue for the Guest Room

By |2018-12-19T12:40:23-05:00December 6th, 2015|Bedrooms, Case Studies, Light Colors|

A client wanted to paint her guest bedroom and didn't know what to choose. We decided on a pale blue for the guest room. This is how the decision was made. She had dark cherry wood furniture in the room. She wanted to use white linens on the bed. We were going to keep white on all the trim in the room because we had used white trim throughout the house. It was an older house with beautiful wide molding. There was also a chair and ottoman in a deep navy blue in [...]

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