Tag Archives: historic colors

The History of Paint Color in Benjamin Moore Palettes

1880-1910 Paint Colors of the Industrial Revolution by Benjamin Moore

I recently attended Benjamin Moore‘s 2020 Color Forecast event in Nashville. Presented by my regional designer rep, Candice Carter, at the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, the lecture was about the history of paint color in residential settings. As a devoted lover of old homes (and great paint colors!), I was completely thrilled to […]

Color Reveal – Hard Bargain Community Center

I'm so excited to finally reveal the "befores and afters" of this amazing project that I hope will positively impact a community for many years to come.   Mt Hope Cemetery House Before Renovation   The results are the culmination of the many volunteers who gave of themselves to benefit a low-income neighborhood and to […]

Hard Bargain Community Center Project

Recently I had the privilege to choose the interior and exterior paint colors, as well as many of the interior fixtures and finishes, on a really special project.  This is the “before” state of a house that will soon become the home to a non-profit community center in the low-income neighborhood of Hard Bargain in Franklin, […]

3 Ways to Freshen Up an Older or Historic Home

This week I got to stage a beautiful historic property to sell.  It was a Bed & Breakfast for years, and formerly served as a girls’ academy in the early 20th century.  Staging a home like this is a challenge.  While you want to make it appeal to the widest audience possible, you have to […]