Living and Family Rooms

Decorating an Apartment Living Room

By |2019-01-17T09:25:19-05:00January 17th, 2019|Case Studies, Living and Family Rooms, Wall Arrangments|

A retired couple was downsizing from a large house and asked me to help decorate the living room in an apartment they were renting. They weren't taking any of their old furniture. The apartment came with beige carpeting and was painted an off white, a blank slate. After discussing their entertaining style and decorating taste, we decided to purchase a sofa and love seat first. Once we chose that we would be able to choose all the other furniture easily. Sofas are not something you should buy online because comfort is the [...]

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How to Choose, Frame, and Hang Art

By |2018-12-19T07:48:20-05:00December 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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Long Distance Color Consulting (Part I)

By |2018-12-19T16:02:55-05:00October 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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A New House

By |2018-12-20T17:25:59-05:00May 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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Using an Accent Color in a Study/Office

By |2018-12-19T14:57:11-05:00September 7th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

This room had several uses. Mostly it was a study and office. It was a long narrow room filled with books and art. There were so many interesting things to look at in this room that it was hard to know where to begin. It needed a focal point, a place for your eyes to stop. The use of a strong color would help create that focal point. But which wall to accent? The architecture of the room had some interesting features. A sloping ceiling line started from the entrance doorway and [...]

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You Are My Sunshine

By |2018-12-19T15:04:58-05:00May 26th, 2013|Case Studies, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

You Are My Sunshine is the name of a Benjamin Moore Color I recently used for a client. The house was completely decorated and the clients wanted to repaint and freshen things up. The living room furniture was patterned in bright yellows and blue. The walls were painted a pale blue that didn't seem right. It made the room too cool. We chose Benjamin Moore 302 with the above name which transformed it into a warm inviting atmosphere. We painted the woodwork pure white which made the yellow stand out beautifully. The [...]

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