Tag: blue and green

Beautiful Kitchen Transformation

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2015!

I wanted to share with you an online kitchen redesign I have been working on. I have been working with Jeff for a few months. He sent me photos and asked for ideas to update and refresh his kitchen without taking out the existing oak cabinets.

Since his oak cabinets are so bossy, we had to address them first and find the right paint color. I gave Jeff a few wall color options that would work well and he decided on Benjamin Moore Agave AF-420. This paint color works beautifully with oak cabinets:

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Jeff’s Kitchen Before:

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After Painting:

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I love how Agave looks with the white trim also:

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After we selected the paint color, I helped him choose his new countertops and backsplash:

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I love the artwork he choose for the room and it gave us our beautiful green and blue color palette:

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I sent him ideas with photos and links to products I knew would work well. He would choose the items he liked best that fit his budget and style.

We picked out lighting, rugs and window treatments and other accessories. Here is the design board I put together for him:

Jeff's Design Board

Kitchen Before:

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After:

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Before:

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And After:

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Doesn’t it look great? (He is changing the rug to a larger size.)

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He loves it! I think it came out beautifully. So happy. We are still working on little details which I will share another day.

Happy New Year My Friends!

If you need help selecting paint colors for your home, contact me today.

Sneak Peek Of Kitchen Redesign

December 28, 2014

Hi everyone! I love to look at before and after photos, don’t you? I was thrilled to receive these after photos from an online client I have been working with:

Before Kitchen:

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After Kitchen:

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Before:

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And After:

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Amazing transformation. He is so pleased with the results which makes me happy. I will share more before and after photos and details later this week. The magic of paint!

# 1 Hue Is Blue

February 17, 2014

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Have you noticed that most all of the major paint companies has chosen the color blue as one of their top colors of 2014?

Benjamin Moore’s Breath Of Fresh Air 806:

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Breath of Fresh Air is a barely-there soft blue. Very clean and cool that works well with clean whites. I also think pairing with navy would be an excellent color combination. It is part of Benjamin Moore’s “new” neutral palette, in which the company brings together 23 neutral colors that work in harmony when connecting rooms with color or in enhancing a room’s décor and accessories.

Pantone’s Placid Blue:

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Another soft pastel, the color of the sky, this hue of blue brings a sense of openness and peacefulness to any room. Pantone’s 2014 color palette is a “colorful twist on traditional Spring shades”, including Radiant Orchid, Violet Tulip and Hemlock, which is a summery ornamental green.

Valspar’s Winter in Paris:

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This blue is from their Zenergy palette that serve to restore spirits with a return to simplicity. Colors range from serene cool hues to grounded earthy tones to bold traditional colors, offering a wide variety of color choices to refresh any room in the home. Trend colors in this palette include serene greens and blues and cool hues that are restorative and unpretentious.

Sherwin Williams’s Capri Blue:

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Brighter than the other pastel blues, Capri is a beautiful turquoise.

The new palettes seem to shift away from gray to more blues, greens, lavenders and pinks, don’t you agree? Do you think you would like to use these lighter blues in your home? Now you do not have to take my word for it- blue is the #1 hue!

If you need help selecting the perfect color for your home, contact me today.

New Bed = New Bedroom Design!

March 31, 2013

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It only makes sense that when a new bed is purchased, you should continue to redecorate the whole bedroom! Don’t you agree? 🙂

I knew you would back me up on this! My husband actually picked out our new bed. It reminds him of a bed we owned years ago that he has always missed. It’s style is British Colonial:

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I like that the bed sits up higher and that I do not have to deal with a bed skirt:

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I just purchased the white bedding that I will keep. I put a little design board together for myself starting with the fabric I ordered for the window panels:

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I am also going to use this fabric above to make a boudoir pillow for the bed. It is such an easy way to decorate the bed:

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Here is my plan:

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Since the furniture is heavy looking, I tried to lighten it with crystals, mirrors and other light accessories. I could pick so many different rugs but I think this one works well with the light and dark together. I love my new fabric! I will post pictures when room is complete. Soon I hope!

Any other suggestions my friends? I would love to hear your ideas.

Thank you!!

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A New Bedroom Update

February 27, 2013

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I wanted to share an online bedroom project I recently finished that I think came out so pretty. My client Beth, had wanted to update her bedroom into a new, bright and fresh space.

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She decided to use her existing bedroom furniture which is a darker stained wood. She had also recently painted the room with Ben Moore Palladian Blue HC-144:

I found this fabric for her because she wanted something a little more custom in the room without spending too much. This fabric will be made in window panels and a long boudoir pillow for the bed:

I suggested white bedding which she loved:

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And here is the final design board:

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Beth is really happy with our choices, which makes me really happy! Thanks for letting me share Beth. What do you think of of her design plan?

Thank you for voting for my entry in the Tobi Farley design contest!! Just a few more days! Please try to vote each day! Thank you so very much!!!!

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Weekend Project – Redesigning My Bookshelves Again!

August 13, 2012


This past weekend I wanted to finish this project I have been working on for a while now that I just can’t seem to get right. Could this be my lucky day? Let me take you through the changes these bookshelves have been through in the past couple years.


Before:




And after painting:



You can read more about finding the right gray undertones to paint here.


Then I saw a photo with a cabinet built under the shelves just like mine. I purchased a standard kitchen cabinet at Home Depot and painted the same color as the shelves:




I was happy with them for awhile until I started my living room redesign a few months ago and then I wanted something more! This redesign is being built around this fabric that I have loved forever:



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So when I saw this Amy Butler wallpaper at Joss and Main:



I knew what was going to help these shelves look even better:



And then I decorated with a few of my favorite things:


 


I am loving them again! I love to style them different ways with different accessories, but for now I proclaim them finished! (except for the lighting I want to put in the back.) 🙂


What do you think? I love wallpaper behind shelves, don’t you? Do you find yourself redesigning your home over & over again like me??


If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.