All posts tagged: paint

Ombre Dresser

color … drawers of color

Although color on the walls is the norm when decorating a space, white walls is a current trend that I can’t get enough of.  In fact, Sherwin-Williams has named “Alabaster” (white) as their 2016 Color of the Year.  White brings a crisp, bright and airy feeling to the space, which allows you to showcase so much more in the room.  It creates the perfect opportunity to introduce color through textiles, accessories, artwork and furniture. I chose to incorporate this trend in my daughter’s room as part of my Charlotte’s room series. I wanted Charlotte’s room to be a bright, HAPPY place that will grow with her. Her white walls are the perfect backdrop showcasing her colorful bedding and newly painted dresser. While painted furniture is nothing new, there are definitely some fresh, exciting design trends today.  One of those being the ombre painted dresser. source: brit +co source:The Budget Decorator In every room that I design, I think it’s important to always create at least one DIY project for myself or my clients.  It’s one of …

door entry

diy … shut the front door

I believe the entry way of a home sets the tone for the rest of the house.  We try to make it as welcoming as possible with flowers and a place to hang your coat.  Colour and artwork may be added to the walls, but often the front door is missed, left blank…we don’t see it…and we should. So here is an easy weekend project that will instantly add some personality and character to your home. It’s time to bring some life into our entry ways by painting the interior door. This is THE project for those of you that are looking to add a punch of colour to your living space, but have a fear of commitment when it comes to colour.  It’s a small amount of colour that can be as subdued or as bold as you want.  It could even be black. Best paint for the job: All doors are different.  Talk with your local paint supplier who can help you select the right paint for your door.  Paint with some gloss …

paint deck

diy … customizable paint deck

I came across this little diy project courtesy of natty by design and wanted to share it.  It’s a customizable paint deck made with paint stir sticks and a metal ring. I think wide popsicle sticks (tongue depressors) would also work well for this project.   This portable paint deck allows you to always have your paint colours on hand.  Genius! A great solution to those imminent life changing dilemmas. Should I buy the tangerine or teal pillow for the living room? (or both?) For complete project details please visit natty by design photo source: natty by design

color … garden view

More often than not, inspiration for a room tends to come from some element of nature. It could be the obvious like the colour of the ocean or the trees, but sometimes it’s how nature makes us feel.  A relaxing reading nook may be inspired by the warmth of the ocean sand or the texture of a smooth stone.  Even if you don’t intend to, nature has a place in every living space The colour palette below is taken from a dining room that looks onto the homeowners beloved garden.  As a labour of love and gathering place for friends and family the back garden was the inspiration for the room.  The room was to be sunny and cheerful, but also cool and calming. To accomplish this garden inspired dining room, we selected elephant tusk (OC-08) for the walls, oxford white (CC-30) for the wainscoting and trim and pulled georgian bay (CC782) as inspiration for the accent colour to be used on pillows and accessories. source: fabric: www.kravet.com, lamp: www.potterbarn.com, area rug:  www.crateandbarrel.com, paint: www.benjaminmoore.com

diy project … clawfoot colour

Three years ago we bought our 1920’s house for many reasons, but mostly for it’s character which included an original clawfoot tub.  I immediately fell in love with this  tub and bathroom, and was already imagining my little kiddo splashing in the bubbles before the house was even purchased.  It was a beautiful tub, as long as you could look past the fact that the exterior was painted a deep forest green with a gold sponge effect on it (I wish I had pictures to show you). One of the first things on my to-do list was to paint that tub, and I did.  I put colour on the bathroom wall and painted the tub a nice neutral charcoal grey.  I loved it at the time… but now I am feeling inspired to be a little more adventurous.  I think it’s time to PAINT THE TUB!  This is what is inspiring me at the moment. What do you think?  Should a bathtub be white?        

color vineyard

color … vineyard kitchen

Inspiration for a room design can come from anywhere.  A piece of artwork, a photograph, textiles… a vacation? I recently completed a kitchen design plan that was inspired by my client’s tour of a Kelowna Vineyard.  With this design the client wanted to recapture the warm, earthy, traditional feeling of the vineyards with a touch of spice! Working with the existing countertops, Abingdon Putty (HC-99) was selected for refinishing the kitchen cabinets, Olive Branch (2143-30) for the walls, and Spanish Red (CC-92) as an accent colour.  To tie it all together this oversized ‘Suzani’ type print, ‘Varenna, Harvest’ (www.tonicliving.com)was chosen for window treatments.Paint: www.benjaminmoore.com