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Benjamin Moore Introduces New Color Collection – Century

April 8, 2017

Labeled as ‘Small Batch Interior Paint’, the fresh and unique colors of the Century color palette is a new dimension in paint and design with a depth of color not before seen:

blue muscari

Benjamin Moore Blue Muscari

Century is available in a palette of 75 colors exclusive to the product, ranging from mid-tones to dark.  There are no whites or light colors in the collection. The colors are drawn from inspiration of natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices herbs and plants:

bittersweet vine

Benjamin Moore Century Bittersweet Vine

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More Design Tips From FLS & Market 2015

October 28, 2015

I wanted to wrap up my trip to North Carolina with a few more good tips and trends I learned.


I really enjoyed myself at FLS (FurnitureLand South). It is an ENOURMOUS place, but very well laid out by room and by manufacturer for the average shopper. They carry two of my favorite furniture lines, because of their excellent quality and price, Lexington Home and Huntington House.

lexington Home

Lexington Home

Beautiful furniture and accessories everywhere! I learned that FLS takes great pride in their customer service. They have designers on staff to help you with your shopping experience and they have a ‘white glove’ policy where your furniture will be delivered and put perfectly in place in your home. I always had assumed their prices were expensive and only for the wealthier clientele. They actually have every price budget you could want- from low to very high $$$. I was very impressed with their whole operation.

fls aquarium

This aquarium bed above was only $85,000.00! I don’t know if I could even sleep with that around my head! haha

I also visited a fabric distributor, Greenhouse Fabrics. In their workroom, they keep track of the top 500 fabric patterns by color:



Neutrals are way up in first place with blue in second and reds in third.

So what were my take-aways from my week in FLS and Market 2015?

* The trend toward bringing the outdoors inside is huge! A lot of accessories, lighting and tables shown were made from organic materials.

* Animal prints will continue to be popular.

* Gold fixtures and accessories are moving forward and we will be seeing quite a bit of them.

*  Metallic is popular in fabrics as well as embroidered fabrics.

* I noticed quite a bit of furniture from the 1950’s- Don Draper Style.

* Neutrals are still, and will continue to be homeowner’s choice for their living spaces.

* Grays and browns will be mixed frequently together in rooms.

* Turquoise is still very popular in furnishings, fabrics and accessories.

* Grays are still very popular especially mixed with warm taupes and creams.

Are any of these points a surprise to you? I hope you have learned something new and can use this information for your home planning and future purchases.

Best Wall Colors For Stained Trim: Part Two

August 1, 2012



Isn’t this room above absolutely beautiful? Look at how well the sofa and rug work together. I researched that gorgeous Chesterfield sofa- sold out. I just love this room!  I have gotten such a big response from my post Best Wall Colors For Stained Trim, with the above photo, that I thought I would find a few more rooms to share with you. This time I uploaded the photos to Sherwin Williams ChipIt! to see what wall colors would come up:


I think that the colors that are shown in the photos are a realistic representation of the “true” colors. When looking at colors online through your computer screen, remember that although it is a good guide in color selection, the colors are not 100% accurately depicted.

Pretty cool! I think I like this new Chip It! tool. Maybe not a perfect match, but a good head start in the right direction:





Here are a few Chip It! results from rooms shown in my previous post:



I hope this helps you select colors for your home. What do you think of Sherwin Williams Chip It!? You can read more about the product here where I explained more about the new product. Any thoughts? Don’t you LOVE that first picture?

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

You can see more ideas of room colors with stained trim here.

Inexpensive & Quick Bedroom Makeover

March 11, 2012



It seems to always take me so long to find that perfect comforter for my bedroom. Does anyone else have that problem? I can easily help others find that perfect bedding, but it takes such a long time to find the one for me!


I came across a great set at Target.  The best part was that they were on sale. For a new king size reversible comforter and shams, new sheet set that works beautifully with the set and a king bed skirt only cost $140.00. Pretty good don’t you think? Of course I can not find a picture of my new comforter online. Target must only sell this pattern in stores. But here it is in my room:


Here is my bedroom before:


And with a new Springmaid makeover:



target1Now the fun part- accessories shopping!

Not bad for an inexpensive, quick bedroom makeover on a Sunday. Don’t you think it looks fresh and happy?


Good Product Tip For Painting Cabinets

February 24, 2012



I have a sweet, wonderful person I work with online helping her with color selections and decorating. Her name is Rose and we have done quite a few projects together. She is always so kind telling me how much I have helped her. But now I am pleased to say, “Thank you Rosie for teaching me something new!”



Rose asked my advice on painting her bathroom cabinets over after we had selected BM Gentle Gray 1626 for her walls: