Paint Ponder: Carrington Beige

Benjamin Moore’s historical color HC-93, Carrington Beige, brings a sense calm just by looking at the swatch.  It doesn’t scream, it doesn’t demand. It’s elegant, warm and brings peace to the world.  If you are looking to add some restfulness to your home, this is it.  Take a look….

{1} At Home in Arkansas {2} House Beautiful {3}Home Bunch {4} Atlanta Homes Magazine

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Paint Ponder: Stony Ground

I’m definitely considering this for an upcoming dining room makeover.  Farrow and Ball Stony Ground No. 211.  “This beige may be neutral, but I swear it has medicinal, calming qualities — and it doesn’t require a prescription! You’ll emerge refreshed, with the energy to keep moving and creating. Bring in burnt orange, dark gray, or indigo blue,”  says designer Erin Martin in SFGate.  I couldn’t agree more…

{1}Pinterest {2} Editor at Large  {3}Domaine Home {4}Kate Forman

Paint Ponder: Clunch

“After we bought the place we were flying up from Florida to Atlanta, and as we came through the clouds I said, ‘This is what I want to wake up to every morning, a feeling of lightness and airiness, like we’re floating on a meringue.’ Polished woods and shots of gold — the gilt of a picture frame, the dull brass of a chandelier — warm the palette up and bring it to life.” , stated Phoebe Howard on her light and airy office painted in Farrow & Ball Clunch No. 2009.  I can’t agree more.  It might just be the perfect neutral.

{1} House Beautiful {2} Houzz {3} House Beautiful {4} Pinterest

Friday Happy Hour: Neutral Living Room

The decorations are down and the tree is recycled.  2014 is here so how do you relax and best embrace it?  Sometimes it’s just best to pare things down and go neutral.  There is a sense of peace and happiness that comes from that.  So put away the crimson throw and go for something beige, gray or cream.  It might just be the thing you need to start your year off right.