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Color Palette for Home Theater

By |2018-12-19T10:19:42-04:00September 24th, 2016|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Home Theaters, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

I was called to create a color palette for a home theater and basement that was part of a renovation in a large home. There would be several rooms in the basement, the home theater and entertainment center, a play room, office, exercise room, and large multi-purpose hallway. The client had chosen the floor tiles for the various spaces and the rest was open for suggestion. The tiles were a neutral taupe color. Although we wanted to stick to that neutral color we also wanted to introduce a little pizazz to liven things up. [...]

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Hanging Art in a New York City Apartment

By |2018-12-19T10:34:22-04:00September 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 |2018-12-19T13:04:05-04:00June 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 |2018-12-19T12:36:44-04:00April 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 |2018-12-19T12:40:23-04:00December 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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Classy and Classic Dining Room

By |2018-12-19T12:41:31-04:00November 1st, 2015|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Neutral Palette|

This classy and classic dining room was designed for a young couple who were moving from the city to the suburbs. The house was new construction. The entire house had been painted a neutral yellowy beige and the couple wanted a more sophisticated look with more depth for the dining room. They had ordered a dining room set and showed me a small fabric swatch. The dining room was open to the living room and den area. Those areas were not going to be painted at this time. Whatever color we chose would have [...]

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