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Wide Horizontal Stripes

By |2018-12-19T13:04:05+00:00June 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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Long Distance Color Consulting (Part II)

By |2018-12-19T16:11:08+00:00October 4th, 2015|Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

In this post I will be discussing "long distance color consulting" that I did for a client building a new house in the Adirondacks. It was too far to travel and we decided to choose colors not on the actual site.  It's a challenge because colors change in different lighting and all the things the client chose like tiles, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, etc. were things I would see only in pictures. She did have a few actual samples of tile for me to see which was very helpful. Part II is the discussion for [...]

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Long Distance Color Consulting (Part I)

By |2018-12-19T16:02:55+00:00October 1st, 2015|Bathrooms, Bedrooms, blog, Case Studies, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

A client called me to help choose colors for a house they were building in the Adirondacks. It was too far to travel and we decided to do what I call, "long distance color consulting". That is we chose colors not on the actual site. It's a challenge because colors change in different lighting and all the things the client chose like tiles, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, etc. were things I would see only in pictures. She did have a few actual samples of tile for me to see which was very [...]

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Purple Master Bath

By |2018-12-21T09:36:48+00:00August 25th, 2015|Bathrooms, Case Studies|

How did we come up with a purple master bath? This was a new house construction. It was a large traditional house. We chose colors for most of the rooms  that were soft and subtle with a good flow from room to room. When we came to the master bedroom suite we continued choosing colors that were muted and soft, colors that went beautifully with the carpeting and bedding. But when we came to the master bath the client wanted something different, something that would stand out but not knock you out. She [...]

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Using Stencils and Glazes

By |2018-12-19T14:29:35+00:00September 13th, 2014|Bathrooms, Case Studies, Dining Rooms|

Sometimes clients ask me to help choose wallpaper for a particular room. Trying to find just the right colors as well as the right pattern can be difficult. Sometimes the answer is not choosing wallpaper at all but customizing color and paint techniques to get the desired effect. Here are two examples of using a stencil and a glaze over it. This is a dining room with wainscoting and crown molding. We wanted a brocade design that had an antique look to it. We chose a large pattern stencil that would be repeated around the entire [...]

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A Guest Bedroom and Bath

By |2018-12-19T14:32:12+00:00July 25th, 2014|Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

This lovely new 4 bedroom house had one of the bedrooms designated as a guest bedroom. It was across the hall from a bathroom that was shared with the two other children's bedrooms. In other words the bath would be used by children as well as adults who would be the guests. The clients did not want to create a bath designed for children that looked juvenile but wanted something more sophisticated that would be appropriate for guests as well as their children as they grew older. The furniture in the guest [...]

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