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Exterior Paint Colors – The Disastrous Mistake You Don’t Want to Make!

It never ceases to amaze me how often people don’t consult a professional when choosing exterior paint colors for their homes. With both new builds and remodeling, many homeowners make all the design choices on their own. While they are spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on materials and labor, they spend NOTHING […]

Why I’m So Excited About The Color WHITE

White??? WOW!!!   Sherwin-Williams just announced its 2016 Color of the Year and it’s OFF WHITE! Just like Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year!   How EXCITING!!! white, white, everywhere! Looks like 2016 will be devoid of color completely!!! Everywhere you look, it’ll be just like your first apartment, where you weren’t allowed to […]

Paint Colors and the Beach Life

When I take a vacation, it’s really important to me to find a hotel, condo, or rental house that is really pretty. I am so effected by my visual surroundings, and have found that I have a difficult time relaxing in places that are gloomy, dirty, or ugly.  When you spend the day with this […]

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 Game-Changing Home Staging Product You Didn’t Know Existed (Because It Didn’t!)

What an exciting couple of weeks it’s been around here! We just finished up our September Expert Psychological Stager™ (EPS™) certification course here in Nashville, which was a fabulous experience on many levels (more about that on another day). AND, I’ve been preparing to birth my baby — well, it almost feels like that! Introducing […]

Historic Paint Colors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

I went on a little vacation last week with Mr. Man and the kids! We picked the most important things we each wanted to do while there, and mine was to visit architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio and tour the surrounding architectural mecca of Oak Park. YAYYYYYY!!!! The historic paint colors of Oak […]

Learn from My Mistake – Check Your Paint Color

You’ve heard you should always practice what you preach, right? Well, I’m always preaching about checking your paint color match at the store to make sure your color is dead-on right.   Well, I found two little side tables at a yard sale that I wanted to re-do for my younger daughter’s room makeover.  They […]

Tudor Paint Colors and Why Paint Color Placement Matters

I’m always preaching about paint color placement, because I believe that can be as important as the colors you choose. I’m going to show you some variations of color placement on a recent online exterior paint consultation where Graphics Girl (that’s what I call my graphics designer because she is a superhero!) helped us visualize […]

What's Black, White, Gold and Green All Over? My Bathroom Remodel!

Despite more than a few hurdles, our upstairs bathroom renovation is moving along. It’s being carved out of a small space that includes a dormer window on the front of the house. This is where we started: before   Wondering where the shower is?  No shower. Wondering where the toilet is?  This room was so […]

The Great Marsala Controversy – Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

You may have heard the big announcement last week.  You know the one. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. My first inclination was to NOT write about it because it doesn’t deserve the attention because it is a hot mess.  Yes, that’s my professional opinion.   even the graphic looks dated via