my favorite blue/gray interior paint color

May 12, 2015

Ever since I posted pics of my living room a few months back, I’ve gotten a ton of emails about the wall color.  I shared it a few years ago in this post, but since so many of you have asked recently, I thought I’d kill a few birds with one stone and post it…

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faux finished walls: would you ever?

April 28, 2015

Faux finished walls…..those three words conjure images of sponge painted and rag rolled walls that were popular in the 90’s and make me cringe a little. The thing with faux finishes on interior walls, for me at least, is that it has to be done absolutely perfectly in order to not look cheesey or fake…

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ralph lauren paint is back at home depot!

August 15, 2014

The day Home Depot stopped carrying Ralph Lauren paint in order to make room for Martha Stewart’s line was, indeed, a sad one for me.  They had the most brilliant, saturated color palettes in every beautiful color from soft whites to the deepest, darkest, moodiest of blues.  Hoarding their paint swatches was the best part…

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lookin’ up

July 11, 2012

I’m a firm believer in the power of paint.  Painting your walls is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make a complete transformation to your space, but one often overlooked spot that can make an even more dramatic impact is the ceiling.  Painted ceilings add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space,…

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painted trim

July 2, 2012

Paint is the quickest, easiest and least expensive way to make a dramatic change in a room, but sometimes, using color on the most unexpected details can make the most impact in a space.  Painting your trim and molding a contrasting color to your walls is a great example-who says it has to be white…

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before + after: beach bungalow kitchen on a budget

April 18, 2012

When my client and good friend asked me to help her update the kitchen of her beautiful bungalow in Wrightsville Beach, I jumped at the chance!  The kitchen is the first room you see when you walk into the house, and since we were on an extremely limited budget, paint was one of the fastest,…

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the power of paint

August 12, 2011

Every client, naturally, wants the biggest bang for their decorating buck and one of the best places to start is with paint.  It’s amazing how something as simple as a few coats of paint can completely transform a space or a piece of furniture, giving it a fresh new feel.  This is especially important for…

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