Thursday, October 24, 2013

{client love} paint palette

Friends!  I have been busy!  Who knew that taking care a baby 24-7 would take up SO much of your time.  I never thought I'd be one of those moms who takes a week to return an email, but sadly, I am that person now.  I feel like I do NOTHING and EVERYTHING everyday.  My little peanut is napping right now, so if efforts to accomplish something during my 45 minute break from mommyland, I thought I'd share something from my non-mommy world.  

My clients (and dear friends) needed some minor updates with there paint colors.  They hired a contractor to take there house from good to great with a few minor tweaks - one of them being touching up the walls.  There house has old plaster walls that have warped and cracked over the years.  The average guest would never see these imperfections, but to them it was the only thing they saw.  So there contractor smoothed out and patched all the walls to make them look brand new.  They also added crown molding and new baseboard throughout the house.  These minor details made for a pretty amazing transformation.  I can't wait until it's all done to share some photos with you.  

In the meantime, here is the very simple and neutral paint color palette that we created.  I have to say, its one of my favorites.  We started with the main house color - Mindful Gray, which was actually just one shade darker than the current color they had.  Taking it a shade darker really helped the new base and crown molding to pop.  We carried this color throughout the entire house and then used the other colors as accents in the bedrooms and bathrooms.  We used Lemongrass in the master bedroom, Ancient Marble in all the bathrooms, and Celery for the new Nursery.  Then we picked Roycraft Pewter for the accent wall in there dining room.   Its freaking gorgeous!



All the colors are from Sherwin Williams.  
Heather
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Friday, October 4, 2013

First Friday {outfit to room series} Fall

It's October already....how did that happen?  These weeks just keep flying by.  Time is suddenly moving so fast.  I now have an 8 month old baby boy!?  I know, it feels like yesterday that he was an itty bitty 7 pound baby, and now he can army crawl across the room in 30 seconds flat.  Crazy town.

But, that's not the point of this post.  Today, I come to you with this month's edition of First Friday!  In the spirit of these crisp fall days, fellow blogger Yana and I thought we would find some inspiration from our favorite fall fashion trend.  Be sure to check out the fabulous Nomad Luxuries to see her October picks.


I fell in love with this outfit.  I love all the textures and layers.  And I am absolutely obsessed with this deep shade of green.  Its so rich and luxurious.    


So with this outfit in mind, I pulled together some pieces for a beautiful and relaxing bedroom.  I used the deep green accents, but also some textural neutrals, like the fur pillow and the bedding.  This long horizontal painting would look perfect over the bed, and I have to thank my client Joanna for showing me this fantastic artist.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the mirror is actually a leather frame, which reminded me of the leather gloves from the outfit.

I hope you like this month's post.  Take a peak at last month's post to for some additional inspiration.  And don't forget to visit Yana's page, Nomad Luxuries - she never disappoints!
Sources:
1.  Ronald Hunter, Abstract Painting, Green Blocks Landscape
2.  Shades of Light, British Reading Wall Lamp
3.  Layla Grace, Pine Cone Hill, Watercolor Dots Duvet Cover
4.  Restoration Hardware, Leather Framed Mirror
5.  West Elm, Nailhead 3-Drawer Dresser
6.  West Elm, Velvet Pole Pocket Curtain
7.  West Elm, Martini Side Table
8.  Lulu and Georgia, Satya Rug
9.  Zinc Door, Mer Rings Throw Pillow
10.  Restoration Hardware, Luxe Faux Fur Pillow
For further images, check out my Pinterest board.  Happy Friday friends!
Heather
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