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Color Palette for Home Theater

By |2018-12-19T10:19:42+00:00September 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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New Wall Unit with Media Center

By |2018-12-19T12:55:03+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Wall Arrangments|

I was asked to design a wall unit for a living room that included a media center. The client hated what she had on the wall and directed me to an use units from an Italian modular furniture company called Presotto. She sent me various catalogs to work from. One of the most unusual and interesting furniture units was part of Presotto designlife 2014 catalog. Here's how the company describes their furniture units called InclinART. InclinART, an exclusive modular furniture system that changes the basic rules that govern furniture. Its axis becomes variable and the depths of the tops change [...]

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Paint it Black

By |2018-12-19T12:56:23+00:00March 14th, 2015|Accent Colors, Bedrooms, Dark Colors|

I really like the idea of using black or almost black as a wall accent color. I have used it in my home and absolutely love it. Here is a photo of my bedroom with one wall painted black. The wall is actually glazed and there is a fine texture on the wall. But because it is subtle it is hard to see in the photo. The bed looks like it is floating because of the black bed skirt and the black ground carpet. The room is dramatic and inviting. Black Glaze [...]

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Soft and Lovely Color Palettes

By |2018-12-19T14:30:34+00:00August 24th, 2014|Accent Colors, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

I was recently sent a 2014 special issue by Sherwin Williams about their paint and colors. Included in this brochure were several color palettes. Two of them stuck me as not only beautiful but usable in many home or business situations. Although some of the palettes were bright and colorful I could not imagine using them in most homes. I believe that most people want soft soothing colors on their walls to function as a background rather than shout out "look at me". I have found that most of my clients want to come into their homes and feel [...]

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A New House (Continued)

By |2018-12-19T16:32:38+00:00June 22nd, 2014|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Hallways, Kitchens|

I wrote about this wonderful new house that recently was built and my involvement with choosing paint colors. (See blog "A New House" May 20, 2014). The color for the entrance hall and hallways throughout the house was Sherwin Williams 0036 Buckram Binding. The house has a back entrance that leads to a mud room and back staircase. The mud room leads to the kitchen. We wanted to have a little fun with this back entrance and decided to use an accent color on one wall. Since you would see this color from the [...]

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A Color Palette For A New House (Part III)

By |2018-12-21T09:39:23+00:00February 11th, 2014|Accent Colors, Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

We are now going upstairs to the second floor of the new house where we find the bedrooms, more baths and a home office. As you may recall, this house was being painted before furniture and fabrics were chosen so the palette had to be neutral. The only colors we had to work with were floors and carpeting. The master bedroom suite had a light beige, off white, carpeting and we chose Benjamin Moore 990 Hampshire Taupe for the walls. We also chose window shades in a similar tone. This color has [...]