Paint Ponder: Silver Strand

Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s Texas based show called Fixer Upper, mentioned that one of her favorite paint colors is Sherwin Williams’s Silver Strand SW 7057.   A blue green gray, this color looks fantastic against white trim.  While she has used it in some of the projects she has “fixed”, she also used the color in her own home.  Take a look at this cool neutral at work….and don’t forget to check out her blog.

All photos from Magnolia Homes

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: Sea Salt

I’ve started reworking my master bedroom and wanted a soft blue color.  Along the way, I fell in love with some Peacock Alley  bedding in a sea glass and needed something to work with it.  Enter Sea Salt SW 6204 by Sherwin Williams.  It’s light, cool and looks great against my bright white trim.  Just perfect for a restful room.  Here are some others who have tried it.

Images from Pinterest

On the Job with C: Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday to my Dad!  You are the best EVER!

Dad taught me many great things like how to use a level. when to work your butt off and how to use a grain cradle.  Another skill – pool.  I’m not talking water here, think green (his favorite color) pool tables.  Recently we considered putting one in a client’s game room and the fabric options are way beyond usual.

Which one is your fav?

Images:  {1} Rees Roberts + Partners  [2} Carolyn Trevor  {3} Felt options from So Cal  {4}Tornoto Hotel

Paint Ponder: 2013 Color of the Year Emerald

Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year .  Described as “Lively, Radiant. Lush…A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony”, color 17-5641 is making a big splash.  It’s been super fun to watch how designers, fabric and furniture showrooms have embraced the color.  It’s strong, jewel like and can really make a room.

Here are some of the results thus far:

I especially love the last photo of one of Miles Redd’s living room designs.  He’s one of my fav designers and always rocks it.

Images from Pinterest