Tag: palladian blue

A New Bedroom Update

February 27, 2013



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.



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:

Lexington Quilt + Shams – Pearl


And here is the final design board:


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 Resale Ready Home Staging

April 2, 2012


This past weekend I helped a new client, Eva, prepare her home to put onto the market for sale. She has a beautiful, sun-filled home that she just wanted me to ‘dress up pretty’ before it is officially listed on the market. Here is a picture of her kitchen before:


I had to work with this blue:


I found a great rug for only $14.99 at Home Goods:


Which I used to bring color in the room:



Eva also had a vibrant yellow bathroom:


That I calmed down a bit with a pretty shower curtain:


There was one bedroom upstairs that looked very old and dated. I had her paint the one room in the Ben Moore Palladian Blue color:


This color is so beautiful, it needs no other props in the room.


One area of the home I notice that is often overlooked is the closet:


Potential buyers do not want to see your old quilts, towels, mattress pads, etc. in the closet. Eva needed to keep just a few items in the closet. Instead of leaving the clothes all spread out:


I just brought all the pieces together and placed the best looking piece on the top:


The closet looks much neater now and shows how large it actually is.

I also laid a few bright Welcome mats at the home’s entrance which really brightened up the area (which of course I forgot to take pictures of). We spent under $100.00 for everything and I think it looks great.

Does anyone recognize this picture?:


It was left at the house stored away in a closet. I am so drawn to it. I don’t know if I love it or not!

Well, Eva is very happy with the way the staging came out. So that makes me happy! Best of luck for a quick and profitable sale Eva!

If you need help getting your home ready for sale, contact me today.

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How to Bring Your Basement to Life with Color

March 8, 2012

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Selecting paint colors for the basement is a bit more difficult than the traditional upstairs rooms. Lighting is a big negative factor in the majority of basements (notice all of the ceiling lights in both the above and below pictures). Usually there are not many windows in a basement and this makes the space darker and hard to select colors that will not look ‘dirty’ or ‘dull’ or too dark on the walls.

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I recently helped a client select colors online for her basement area which the family wanted for a space for the family to ‘hang out’ and watch TV, play video games and entertain. I noticed these beautiful four decoupages (one for each season) on the wall:

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I wanted to bring out dresses in the pictures so the I suggested she try both Palladian Blue and Wythe Blue against the pictures to see which looked best. She fell in love with the Palladian Blue and here you can see why:

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The artwork looks beautiful against the blue. This color also works well with the wood flooring and bookcase. She also had another large room downstairs that she wanted to choose colors for. Of course we had to be sure the color flow between the two rooms worked well.

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I gave her a couple suggestions to try and she decided on Benjamin Moore’s Monroe Bisque. Look how beautiful the wall color came out:

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Notice above that she painted the Palladian Blue behind the bookshelves to tie the two rooms together. (good readers live here!)

Look how well the palladian blue and monroe bisque are working together:

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Basement before:

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Basement after:

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And the best was what she wrote about me:

“I was struggling with selecting paint colors for our basement remodel. In fact trying to make the decision was taking all the fun out of creating a beautiful, new space for our family. I began searching the Internet for ideas and fortunately for me, I found Kelly Bernier’s website. Kelly was a pleasure to work with and took all the stress out of the paint selection process. She suggested using a color from the artwork in the room and the results were fabulous! Her knowledge of design and the use of color is very impressive. We are very pleased with the results and will be calling upon her decorating talents in the next phase of our remodel!”  Marsha Jaeggi

A happy client is a happy Kelly! Makes me so happy when the client is pleased with the results. Do you see how paint can totally transform a room?  It does not even look like a basement anymore. Your thoughts?

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

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Selecting a Spa Color for Your Bath

September 25, 2011

Lately I have been receiving a lot of color requests looking for help in finding that perfect bathroom color.


In the past few years, the bath was the room to experiment with darker colors:


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But I have noticed a rising trend in the last year. More home owners are looking for that lighter, spa like feeling of serenity and tranquility.

Below are a few beautiful blue/green Benjamin Moore colors I have recently suggested to create that spa style feeling:

Palladian Blue HC 144:

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Beach Glass 1564:

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Bali 702:


Tranquility AF 490:



And here is a Benjamin Moore color suggestion from their website for a spa retreat:

Feather Gray 2127-60:

A bathroom painted with Benjamin Moore colors Feather Gray (2127-60) wall paint and highlighted by Wedding Veil (2125-70) to create a relaxed spa-like appearance.

These are just a few colors that will give your bathroom that spa like, serenity feeling.  And always be sure to test new color next to your existng countertop, cabinets and tile!

I believe the trend is going to be around for awhile! What do you think?

If you need help choosing that perfect color for your bath, contact me today!