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How to Choose, Frame, and Hang Art

By |2018-12-19T07:48:20+00:00December 12th, 2017|Bedrooms, blog, Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Living and Family Rooms, Wall Arrangments|

How to choose, frame, and hang art in your home? I was called to do just that with new clients. They had just moved residences, had done quite a bit of decorating, and wanted to give the finishing touches to make the house a home. As an artist I have had much experience choosing, framing, and hanging art and I was thrilled to work on this assignment. We started with the dining room which was decorated with a neutral palette. We first looked at the art the couple owned to see what [...]

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Classy and Classic Dining Room

By |2018-12-19T12:41:31+00:00November 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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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 New House

By |2018-12-20T17:25:59+00:00May 20th, 2014|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

This was new construction for a large formal Colonial style house. It had wide crown and floor molding throughout and wainscoting in the entrance hall and dining room. We wanted a unified, bright, crisp, clean look for all the molding throughout the house. We chose Sherwin Williams 7006 Extra White in a semi gloss finish. It is a soft white without any yellow tone. It looks great next to all the colors we chose for the rooms. Upon entering the main hall you saw a beautiful curved staircase. The clients wanted a warm inviting feeling when you came in. This [...]

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A Temporary Fix

By |2018-12-19T14:43:34+00:00December 23rd, 2013|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Neutral Palette|

A client had just moved to a new house. They planned to eventually renovate and redecorate. But for now they would just paint to freshen things up. The furniture they had looked awful with the colors that were there and they called me to help choose colors. One problem was that the new house was a contemporary modern and the furniture they had was traditional. It looked out of place. Also the living room had grey carpeting that was not being removed and looked terrible with the furniture they had brought with [...]

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Moving to a New House, Choosing Colors

By |2018-12-19T15:02:52+00:00June 22nd, 2013|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Kitchens, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

A client called needing help choosing colors for a house they were moving into. They were doing some renovation and keeping some furniture from a previous home but basically we had a clean slate to work with. The client wanted a neutral palette. The house was a side hall Colonial with large rooms and a nice flow from one to the other. Once we chose a color we would use it throughout the space with subtle changes here and there. The upstairs bedrooms, however, would have different colors suited to the needs [...]

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