Category Archives: Paint

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Reviving Brown Cabinetry with Paint

painted white laundry room cabinets

A Beautiful White Laundry Room…goes from Dark Brown to White   I recently helped a client revamp her Laundry Room. Her dark brown cabinets were getting her down and she needed a change. White cabinetry was the answer – Annie … Continue reading

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Painting Upholstery: A Tutorial on How to Use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on Fabric

old damask loveseat after Annie Sloan Chalk Painting

How to Paint on Fabric to Transform Upholstery I had to give this a try…been reading about it so much on different blogs. I watched Annie Sloan’s YouTube video on the subject, read some other tutorials as well (11 Magnolia … Continue reading

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The E-Guide to Choosing Colors for Your Home…It’s Almost Finished

ornage, blue and green color scheme for a room

I Just Need to Know Your Color Struggles and Problems…so I Can Answer Them! I am in the midst of writing an e-guide on “How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Rooms” that I will be giving away to … Continue reading

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Painting and Decorating Architectural Fragments

adding verdi gris coloring to a decorative wooden piece

I was coming back from a decorative painting job out in the Hamptons and I came across this wonderful old antique shop named Lloyds in Eastport, New York. I had passed this store many times before and finally – I … Continue reading

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Help! I’m Having a Problem Picking Paint Colors

  What’s Involved in a Paint Color Consultation?   I have received a few questions about how I go about doing a color consultation for my clients. Instead of answering separately, I thought it best to do a blogpost about … Continue reading

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Color Roundup: Using Radiant Orchid in Interior Design

Radiant Orchid

My Take on Radiant Orchid   I have always been a fan of this color – whether a more or less intense or more red or violet versions. Color experts say it’s an artistic color (I would agree!) and that it … Continue reading

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Color Roundup: The Secrets to a Beautiful White Room

let art inform the color scheme in a white room

You all know how much I love color…especially on walls. I don’t have any white walls in my home but that doesn’t mean I hate white – I just hate it when white walls fail…because then the room fails. The room fails … Continue reading

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Color Roundup: How to Pick the Right White Wall Color

 The Key to Picking the Right White I get this question all the time…”How do I pick the right white for my room?”  Hey, I’m the color girl remember? I love color and I would love to see my readers … Continue reading

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Embossed Plaster Art for a Home Staging Project

metallic plaster art with overlay glaze

For a home staging assignment two weeks ago, I had to create some artwork for the property. Yes – I could have used some that I had on hand…but nothing was quite right.  The investors wanted the home to be … Continue reading

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Decorating the Porch for Fall with an Outdoor Rustic Sign

happy autum sign on front porch

So, I came across a wonderful, rustic Welcome sign made by Shayna of The Woodgrain Cottage – such a nice touch to her absolutely beautiful fall porch. I am in the midst of decorating my front porch and felt that something like that … Continue reading

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