Paint Ponder: Slipper Satin

Ready to rid yourself of the holiday spirit and move to a peaceful neutral space?  Try Farrow & Ball’s Slipper Satin No. 2004.  It’s got just a hint of pink, but settles as a warm cream.  Try it as a cabinet or trim color too.

{1} House Beautiful {2} Pinterest {3} Farrow & Ball {4} Pinterest

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On the Job with C: Plaid for the bedroom

We recently were asked to bring a boys room into the teenage years.  “Plaid might be interesting,” she said as we scrolled through photos visiting ideas.  When used correctly, plaid can make a great masculine statement without screaming lodge.  Think rich layered blankets and masculine leather.  Here are some rooms that make the inspiration list.

{1} Elle Decor {2}Pinterest {3} Lamps Plus {4} Pinterest

Friday Happy Hour: Philip Jeffries Rivets Wallpaper

I love small details like nailheads.  And while they work wonders on furniture, they are fairly permanent when you introduce them to a wall or door.  But not so fast….take a look at these Phillip Jeffries nailhead, or as they call it rivets, wallpaper options.  Amazing, right?

{1} Home Bunch {2}HGTV {3} The Rivet Collection {4}Decor Pad

On the Job with C: Placing a desk near a window

Really, near the window?  Won’t it block the view?  I recently suggested a bedroom furniture arrangement where the desk was placed in front of a window.  My client was apprehensive at first, but now absolutely loves her special place to write letters, conduct her quiet time or just simply pause and reflect on life outside her window.  Here’s some ways others have done it….

(1) Traditional Home {2} Pinterest {3} Pinterest {4} Pinterest

Paint Ponder: Silver Mist

Do I sense silver in our midst?  Sherwin Williams Silver Mist SW7621 adds a nice, soft calming effect to any room.  Try it in a bedroom, bathroom or anywhere you want to relax.  It’s perfect for the beach home too.  And if you want to see it perfectly done in a bedroom, check out my earlier post.

{1} Tobi Fairley {2}Pinterest {3}Pinterest {4}Homebunch

Friday Happy Hour: Banana Leaves

Banana Leaves are back on the scene. Popular in the 1960s, this motif can be seen from everything from wallpaper and fabrics to candles and table accessories.  Are you bananas about it? Here’s some inspiration to get you going….

{1} House Beautiful {2} Celebrations at Home {3} Pinterest {4} Pinterest

Friday Happy Hour: Hampton Showhouse

Who wouldn’t want to live in the Hamptons?  For the majority of us you can’t, we might as well peek, right?  Here’s a look at some of my favorite rooms in the Hampton Designer Showhouse captured by Traditional Home.  As you recall, I adored the last one, but this might, dare I say, be even better….

{1} Well done on the layered pattern in the sun room    {2} A well textured bedroom  {3} Love the tile border in the master bath {4} Sisal wallpaper and eye dripping chandelier make the dining room.

Paint Ponder: Hawthorne Yellow

It’s sunny out and what better color to ponder than yellow.  I especially love Hawthorne Yellow from Benjamin Moore.  The HC-4 historical color works great with gray (try 2127-40 Wolf Gray), thanks to its undertone.  It also works well with blue (consider 2121-60 White Diamond).  It would work perfectly for a guest bedroom – or perhaps even a front door.  Check it out.

{1} A unique color for the right front door  {2} Living Room  {3} Bedroom {4} Living Room

Portfolio Peek: Teenage Daughter goes bright

“I want it bright and happy.  Make it coral and turquoise.”  That was the request from a very confident and decisive teenager, who not only made decisions quickly but finalized the paint colors herself.  A duvet cover in Kravet chevron fabric took center stage while the canopy and pillows fell in line beautifully with the color scheme.  The bookshelves were re-worked to feature a desk with a fun memo board for assignments and photos of friends.  And the glow up koi fish added just the right amount of “cool”…