Hey friends! Hope you had a great weekend! We finished our annual five week crazy marathon that starts with Mother’s Day, onto 4 in-house birthdays, lots of friends and family members’ birthdays, an anniversary, 49475 lacrosse and baseball games, and culminates with Father’s Day, with the grande finale this year being our house losing power while we were at the kids’ games yesterday, and me having to break a screen and climb through a window to get started on dinner for the love of my life. Phew!!! I need a spa day. But life is good.
I’m finally coming up for air and have so many fun projects to share with you!
As you may know I do a little “room refreshing” for others. Many people are not looking for a whole new redesign of their spaces, but they need help updating a room. I have been fortunate to help families refresh their homes with paint, help them repurpose what they already have, and choose some big ticket items that often overwhelm people who feel like they “aren’t good at decorating” (I hear that all the time!)
In the dozen or so years our friends have lived in their home, they have never changed the builder’s flat paint color that was in all their living areas (a nondescript whitish color). I marvel at this because I have without a doubt decreased the square footage of my homes with all the layers of paint I’ve put on the walls!!
This family has 4 great kids and the cutest dog EVER…..
and it was time to freshen up their space – a mudroom, kitchen and family room that are all open to each other.
Finding inspiration photos of a particular color is really helpful to understand a color’s intensity, if you keep in mind that the furnishings, trim color and most especially, the light in the space will influence how a certain color looks on your walls. For these spaces we were looking for a greige that would work well with the homeowner’s existing sectional in the family room and granite in the kitchen. She was also interested in a slate blue for her dining room.
We chose Ben Moore’s Grant Beige HC-83 for the open areas – the mudroom, kitchen and family room.
We also decided on Nimbus Grey, BM 2131-50 for the dining room.
Of the slate blue family, Nimbus Gray is definitely on the bluer side.
And of course pillows – one of the most affordable ways to freshen up a space.