When working with new clients, I usually send them a “Client Color Questionnaire” to gauge their interests, vision and ‘color tolerance level’. I have a lot of good information before I’ve walked through their front door. These clients are an active, eclectic and fun-loving professional couple. World travelers, they have collected richly colored art and […]
Often clients will ask me to help adjust the wall color palette to reflect their taste and lifestyle as they move into a new house. ‘Hot Tomato’ works for some people in their kitchen, but this couple wanted a more ‘Zen’, quiet, sophisticated wall color design to feel at home in their new space. This […]
Staging makes the most of that valuable ‘first impression’ of prospective home buyers. We used much of the homeowner’s furnishings and accessories here to create an inviting living room that prospective buyers find appealing. Editing out clutter and creating clean, attractive spaces potential buyers can imagine themselves in is key. Please note: I no longer […]
These homeowners felt lost in the vaulted spaces of their entry, front living and dining rooms. We added warm clay accent to the dining room ceiling, pepper gray to emphasize the architectural features. In the living-entry areas, we continued the harmonizing neutral and painted the ceiling a rich, nutty brown. The effect is inviting, modern […]
The right ‘value’ (lightness or darkness) is often as important as the ‘hue’ (color) when selecting wall color, especially when considering how to best showcase art and collections. In this case, the rich yellow-orange painting showed weakly against the background white wall. We chose a deep teal for this accent wall, paired with a soft […]
Exterior color is seen in the context of its surroundings. This Lyons home, perched high and visible on a hilltop, is surrounded by red rock and Ponderosa pine. When first built, a light ‘default neutral tan’ paint color was applied. Because of its light ‘value’ (light to dark scale), it contrasted too much with its […]
We livened up the color palette for this exterior, creating warmth and distinctive personality. (The owners declined to have the front and garage doors painted. I would also suggest shutters for the upper left window.)
Adding a quilt made by the homeowner put the finishing touches on this cozy, vintage style guest room.