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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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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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Soft and Lovely Color Palettes

By |2018-12-19T14:30:34-04:00August 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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An Unusual Room

By |2018-12-19T14:31:22-04:00August 11th, 2014|Case Studies, Hallways, Light Colors|

I will call it the Map Room. Going up the main staircase to the bedrooms of a new house is a room at the top of the landing off the main hallway with two large window openings (no glass) that overlooks the staircase. The intention is to have a place on that floor where kids can play or the family gather. It is clearly not a bedroom because there is no door to close and it is open. The client installed a large map that covers one wall that you see as you enter. The [...]

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A Color Palette For a New House (Part IV) More Bathrooms

By |2018-12-21T09:38:34-04:00February 24th, 2014|Bathrooms, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

The house I have been discussing has three full baths. I showed the master bath in the last blog. Now I want to talk about the guest bathroom on the first floor and another bathroom on the second floor. The guest bathroom can be entered from the main hallway or through the guest room. From the hallway you can also enter the laundry room which is adjacent to the bathroom. The same floor tiles were used in both rooms so we decided to paint them the same color. Deep Rich Brown [...]

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A Color Palette For A New House (Part II)

By |2018-12-21T09:40:00-04:00January 26th, 2014|Case Studies, Hallways, Light Colors|

In the last blog (Part I) of choosing a color palette for a new house I showed all the colors we used and how the palette was made up of soft and neutral colors that worked together and created a nice harmony. I also talked about the kitchen, living room, dining area, and hall that were all open to each other. We, therefore, chose colors that flowed from room to room in a soft gold color. The entrance hall in the front of the house, the staircase to the upstairs, and the [...]

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