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How to Use Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year NAVAL

The Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year has been announced, and it’s a good one: Naval SW6244. I’m going to tell you all about, plus, there’s an exciting announcement at the end of this post! The 2020 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is a deep, rich blue that works in both classic and […]

Black Bathroom Walls- Would You Dare?

Black walls are trending, but would you dare to paint black bathroom walls? Well, I recently did, and the payoff was worth the risk! Let’s see if you agree.   We needed maximum results for minimal cost in this beach vacation rental project. Since bathroom is the only one on the main floor, it serves […]

Pantone 2017 Color Trend Predictions

Color lovers, the Pantone 2017 Color Trend Predictions are out, and here is the palette: Keep in mind that the Pantone 2017 color trend report relates to fashion mostly, but there is always trickle down into the land of decor and paint colors. You’ll notice these are pretty saturated colors, and I’m betting looks nothing […]

Home Staging is Easy – Anyone Can Do It!

Today’s post is written by Shannon, who recently began working with us. After attending my staging training course last week (with very little prior knowledge of home staging or my business), she found herself quite surprised about a number of things. She’s going to share those with you, including the fact that she came into […]

Contest Winners Announced – This Old House & The Mercantile

Now that I have had a few days to recuperate from teaching my Expert Psychological Staging class, I am ready to announce the contest winners for This Old House & The Mercantile giveaways. Stay tuned – I’m announcing the winners at the end of this post! Last week was so crazy, but also so much fun. I had […]

Cottage Exterior Colors & Benjamin Moore Matches

Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary! To celebrate, Mr. Man and I took a trip last week to the Pacific Coast. We spent a week there for our honeymoon between San Francisco, Monterey, and Carmel, CA. When we were there 20 years ago, I didn’t know very much about Carmel and didn’t see all the […]

Best White Paint Color for Walls and Trim

Everyone wants to know the best white paint color for walls and trim – I get this question all the time! You all know how much I like COLOR, but there is a place and time for everything. And on occasion, it’s the place and time for white paint on the walls and trim. This […]

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Congratulations, It’s Twins!

For the very first time, Pantone has announced a duo of colors as Pantone 2016 Color of the Year. Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity I like the idea of a color combination of the year. I am always telling my clients: color is RELATIVE. Relative to other colors around […]

Benjamin Moore 2016 Color of the Year – Why Most of You Shouldn’t Paint Walls This Color

Ready to see the recently announced Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016? Benjamin Moore   The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 is Simply White OC-117. It’s a lovely white for architectural trim and molding, as well as cabinetry. But I don’t recommend you paint your walls this color. Unless you have plenty of […]

The Best Dining Room Paint Color

What do you think most people would say is the best color to paint a dining room? Ten years ago you might have heard most people answer “red.” Actually if you polled a bunch of random people today, many would still say “red,” then quote something about how red stimulates appetite. I’ve never really understood […]