Hello, Gentle Readers! Under the heading, “change is good” (subheading, “a slippery slope”), the walls in my living room are now blush (Benjamin Moore’s 050 Pink Moiré)! I desperately wanted to use Farrow & Ball paint. The product is amazing, and I’ve been eager to get back to it…the depth of color is just so gorgeous. […]
Maybe it all started at the Thomas Everard house at Colonial Williamsburg. I couldn’t get that shiny green mantel out of my head for days. Or maybe it was the green dining room at the George Wythe House at Williamsburg. Or maybe it was George Washington’s “Little Dining Room” at Mount Vernon that planted the seed. […]
Yesterday a friend asked me about another friend’s rental apartment. It’s a little sterile. She just moved in, doesn’t know how long she’ll be there.
“Is she allowed to paint?” I asked innocently. Because, well, duh.
It looks beige in the color wheel. I have used this color as beige before. It’s pretty.
But I never thought of Benjamin Moore’s AC-31 Hot Spring Stones as gray.
Nonetheless, eternal optimist that I am, I was hoping against hope that somehow, in my south-facing-but-still-doesn’t-get-a-ton-of-light-thanks-to-the-porch-roof dining room that it would read as a warm gray, not beige….
If ever there were a case to be made for putting giant swatches of actual paint on the walls before making a color decision, this is it.
With many, MANY thanks to all of the Gentle Readers who gave me their thoughts and suggestions, we’re working with these finalists for my dining room….
Just as it is impolite to ask a lady her age, so too is it impolite to ask bossy color how many times she’s painted her living room.
The answer, she fears, would shock and horrify you.
Therefore, let us skip the introduction and go right to the pictorial essay, shall we?
… without changing all the furniture! There’s nothing like finishing a family room makeover just as the kids are going back to school and won’t be able to enjoy it! Ah, well. Here is my lovely clients’ family room before: [More…] Let’s tackle the “after,” shall we? Step 1: Add a rug. 2. […]