Saturday, June 14, 2014

Color Consultation

For must people picking paint colors can be very stressful....I look at as being fun and its only paint....I spent two hours with a client yesterday that was a having difficulties picking out paint colors....So I came in with an arm full of fan decks and suggestions. We spent some time discussing what her plans were ....her likes and dislikes

The first thing that I do is look at the entire you want the hues and intensity to coordinate.   As you can see by her floor plan its pretty much an open one. I thought I would share what the colors look like in an actual room rather than just on a swatch ....these rooms are not the actual rooms that we are painting rather examples of rooms painted in the colors that we choose.

The first room we did was the dinning room - I picked out Farrow and Ball Cream #44 - Her colors in surrounding area's are golds and browns - This is a classic colour based only on the addition of yellow ochre and a little lamp black. - Mid Tone undercoat..

My client is an aroma and Reiki therapist....So her office needs to have a calming feel to it.  I picked out Benjamin and Moores Mesquite #501"Mesquite is a flattering light moss green without much yellow. I love it because it doesn't shout 'I'm green!' It says, 'I'm a very beautiful color.'" 

There were two spare guest rooms and a guest bathroom upstairs that we went to next.  I picked out Heirloom Gold by Benjamin and Moore - It will be perfect with the bedding and window coverings.

The next bedroom featured blues and browns....a bit more of a country feel with cottage furniture we picked out Benjamin and Moore HC 23 which coordinates beautiful with both summer and winter bedding in this room.

Finally the bathroom upstairs - Love Love this color - It is called Tea Light #471

Color Coordinator - Harmonizing Homes
Farrow and Ball #44 - Farrow and Ball
Benjamin and Moore #501 -#501
Benjamin and Moore Heirloom Gold -#255
Benjamin and Moore Yorkshire Tan -HC23
Benjamin and Moore Tea light -#471

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Another House???

 I am starting to think that we are abnormal in the amounts of moves that we have done over the past it that we get bored or is it the current situations and necessities?

I'm not sure...but we are on the move again...I think...if all goes well with final inspections and closings. We will be out of this home by the first week in July.

This is a bitter sweet move as I will miss the views and the people in the neighborhood... Its a vacation atmosphere most of the year.  Folks walking their dogs carrying a beverage at the end of the day....folks stopping by while passing on their bikes to chat for a bit....It is a close net community.  

We needed more space to grow our it really is all good.  With any move there are always lots to do....we need to find a home to rent until about November before we can get into the home that we are buying....

I also always find it funny with what people want from your home.  This couple wanted our chairs in the front lawn.

And my drop leaf table...pictured below... I'll give up the chairs but I had to say no on the table...This table went from our 1850 Farm house to 276 Riverside Drive in NYC to 320 West 83rd NYC to 21 River Road Toms River to 9 Bayshore Drive.  There are only two pieces that have traveled the distance with us and this is one of them that I couldn't give up.

I'll keep you posted as to the move as it happens...for now I'm soaking in the views and enjoying our last days here at 9 Bayshore Drive..
If you are in the neighborhood stop in ....

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