A dear friend in Texas posted this article on Facebook the other day and up it came into my news feed. I like reading about whole neighborhoods dedicated to creativity and what my people, the artists, do with their houses, decoration-wise. The aspect of this sweet little bungalow I want to point out is that, in … More The color you desire, when you desire it.
Searching for a great lead-in for Window Treatment post, I came across an article, which I now cannot find, stating that lace was hung at open windows to keep out the dust and the bugs before someone thought up wire screening. Even with the high-tech screening in place, lace curtains were kept at the window to … More Before screens, there was lace.
Long story short, use an alkyd paint for shelves, cupboards and bookcases. Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE formula is the one I have here at the store and it’s a great one. The paint science people have made a combo oil and water paint that has a lot of the hardness of oil and all the easy clean-up of water. … More Painting Shelves to Avoid the Tackiness Factor
My grandson is no slouch when it comes to color, or anything else for that matter. … More Why bother?
Color is very mysterious and wonderful. And tricky. Client Jillian (not her real name!) visited the paint shop recently looking for a color for a sitting room. She likes earthy colors, she told me. The green and gold she chose for her kitchen, hall and other first floor rooms were beloved by her family and … More Client Story: Massicot, the color of spicy, toasted tumeric
This comes up at every consult. What the heck to do on the ceiling? Common practice says paint it in Ceiling White in a Flat finish. This technique guarantees the ceiling to be pretty much a non-entity. In some rooms, where there is a lot going on and one wants absolutely no distraction happening on the … More Ceilings – what to do?
A surprising number of people walk into the color chip part of the store and say something along this line, either under their breath or out loud, but always with feeling. Because of this reaction to the glorious spectrum of visible color, I have a reason to live and a job to do. What’s the … More “God, I hate this.”
I’m wearing all black, stripey socks, and orange earrings. The guys, Joe and Eric are truly embracing the Halloween vibe today. Eric is doing a version of Breaking Bad in a most subtle, brilliant way. Joe has gone full-on into the King of Paint thing this morning. I really like working with my paint guys. … More HALLOWEEN, Saturday at the Paint Shop Report….
Ok, it’s not Saturday but I’ve been very booked with in-home consults on the weekends, so I’m adding weekday stories to the Saturday Paint Shop Report: Another Barbara came into the store today! And she’s the daughter of a Barbara! These sentences require exclamation points because Barbaras have a special bond. We really like to meet … More Saturday in the Paint Shop Report: Barb and the Linen White caper
So many shades of White paint. There are a few people who scoff at this, but color is mystical and real, and the slightest change of tone in a pot of white paint makes a big difference. There are more than 120 white shades in the Ben Moore Off-White Fan Deck and that does not … More So many shades of White paint.