Category: ben moore

Guest Room Transformation with Amazing Before & After Photos

November 11, 2017

Marsha, we have outdone ourselves this time with your guest bedroom makeover!  As always, working with you has been such a pleasure. I love how well we work together searching and finding the next perfect piece to our design puzzle. Your new guest room is just beautiful! :

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Marsha and I have worked on several home projects online together in the past few years. She lives in Illinois, I am in New Hampshire. This time she was looking to update her guest room:

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Caliente AF-290 is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 color of the year!

October 10, 2017

Caliente AF-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red has been chosen for the Color Of The Year 2018:

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Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and
makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of
Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red
turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

I have specified this color in the past as an accent wall in a large dining room. The client loved it! I am not sure if I would like a whole room painted in this color, but it looks great as a front door color:

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Beautiful Caliente Red barn with Ben Moore Simply White:

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I actually do like all the walls painted in this vibrant red in the bath:

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Great pop of color in an all white kitchen!:

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So what do you think readers? I have seen some terrible colors introduced as the Color of the Year so I am feeling pretty happy about this fun color! Let me know your thoughts!



What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018

September 2, 2017

Hard to believe it is the end of August. The days are getting shorter and there is a definite chill in the air in the evening.  Fall equinox begins on September 22 this year which is less than a month away! Are you ready to change Seasons? Here are a few highlights of the popular Autumn trends this year:

Number one is Texture,texture, texture.

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The use of natural wood in decorating is everywhere and makes the room feel complete with the balanced look of soft and durable:

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Trending for Fall- Red Orange

July 31, 2017

This bold color is everywhere! From the runway:

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And you know when a color is so prominent in the fashion industry, we are right behind in interior design:

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Review of Paint Finishes

July 25, 2017

This is an older post, but I thought since I have received so many questions from readers lately about which paint finish is best to use where, I thought I would post again:

I seem to get asked quite a bit, which paint finish/sheen should be used on the ceiling, walls and trim. Here are a few quick and easy ways I use to remember paint finishes:

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* Paint finish means the same as paint sheen.

* Another way to think of sheen is to think of amount of shine your want.

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Sneak Peak of New Office Building Venture

July 22, 2017

Hey everyone! I shared with you a new business office I am working on that was being built here. Just the framing was up at that time. I wanted to give you an update how the project is coming along:

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The Revere Pewter looks fabulous in the entry and main office space:

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