Consider Black Windows and Doors To Punctuate Your Color Palette

I’m giving you a peek inside the new farmhouse I showed you earlier this week.  It’s a new build and about to go on the market, so it’s not furnished at this point. I did a complete interior and exterior paint color and design consultation on this home a couple of months ago, and I got to take a look at the progress just last week.

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The above photo is a “before” of the breakfast room.  The builder was considering wood beams on the ceiling.  I recommended a light gray wall, warm white trim, and almost black on the windows and interior doors.

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Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.

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 my youngest sweaty worker

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Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white.

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A Pastel Blue Backdrop for Family Treasures

You know how I love to rethink and repurpose spaces, right?  I wanted to show you this happy space I worked on this week.  I did a paint color consultation with this Nashville client a few months back, and this week I returned to arrange furniture and hang art.

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Sophisticated Paint Colors and a Few Sweet Upgrades

Fresh, but not cold.  Sophisticated, but not formal.  Updated.  Welcoming.  Interesting.  This is how many of my clients describe the overall look they want for their homes.

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Better Than Baking a Pie for Harry Connick, Jr.

It’s been a busy week around here!  I worked with three new clients – one of them even had the welcome sign out for me on her front porch when I arrived:

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Now that’s the way to start out your morning!

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Could Mint Green Be the New Spa Blue?

For many years, no one wanted mint green anything.  But over the last couple of years, mint green has been everywhere.

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Lately, I’ve seen it finally trickle down into home decor.  And I’m loving it!  The most current light greens are not olive or sage or limey.  The freshest green paint colors are a bit like retro jadite, a slightly grayed mint.

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the new spa blue?

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