Category Archives: Walls

2011 Fall Colors

Last week I attended a seminar on Benjamin Moore’s 2011 color schemes. These are not new colors; rather they are 18 existing colors that Benjamin Moore has arranged in three palettes of six to help you convey a certain mood … Continue reading

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Decorating with Green

I just did my first post on my other design blog on the color yellow today. Yay! It was in reference to how yellow helps one concentrate on tasks, so it’s a good color to have at your desk when … Continue reading

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A good tip for putting the right color on the right wall

A quick (but very useful) tip when painting, and when you hire painters and want to make sure the right color gets on the right wall: Write both the name of the color AND the room that the paint is … Continue reading

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Fireplaces and TVs

I am about to start work on a family room for a new client. The room will be used for TV watching and enjoying fires (and occasional napping). It has a gas fireplace with a stone mantle that is about … Continue reading

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What color should you paint your ceiling?

The short answer? It always depends. Some decorators use the 8 foot rule: If your ceiling is less than 8 ft high, then paint it 2 tints lighter than the wall color. (Tint just means the color has more white … Continue reading

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Accent Walls

When should you paint or paper a wall different from other walls? The quick answer is: when you want that wall to stand out. Just make sure that you really want it to stand out. When a wall is a … Continue reading

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Even decorators get the blues

Lately I’ve been working on a project of my own: updating our sun room. We’ve lived in the house for almost three years now, and with the exception of hanging some embarrassingly cheap window treatments, I’ve done zero in here. … Continue reading

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Timely advice

I’m an anglophile. I named my daughter after a British princess. I would drop anything for a trip to London. So when I saw these prints I fell in love. Originally designed as public posters for the people of England … Continue reading

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Seeing Things

Howdy. Just a quick post today with a tried and true painting trick for all you Spring decorators out there! To make a narrow room appear wider: paint a wide horizontal stripe  in the middle of the wall. The stripe … Continue reading

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Focal Point

The headboard wall in my bedroom is 100 year old plaster. And it shows. Unfortunately, I  did not have the painters skim coat the wall before we moved in. I didn’t ask him to leave drip marks on the wall either, but there you … Continue reading

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