Dorothy emailed me back in November and asked if she could pay for one hour of my time to consult on her daughter’s home. It was to be her Christmas present.
The den (below) was the biggest reason. Beth hated the colour so much she was starting to be convinced that it was time to move.
After: SW 6131 Chamois (walls) BM 1046 (ceiling)
When you have a richer colour like this for the walls and you need a ceiling colour, it’s best to choose one, instead of getting it made “1/2 strength” at the paint store. It takes more colourant to make a darker colour so this means there is less paint in the can to begin with.
When I consult with my clients on-line they take a pile of photos for me without flash (flash totally distorts the colour) and send them to me on a photo-sharing site. Then they have a paint fan deck and I have the same one and we go through the house live on the phone to choose colours.
After: BM 1276 Petunia Pink
We chose this pink from the area rug in the room. You’ll notice if you look at the paint chip it’s slightly grayed. Pink goes bubblegum really fast if you don’t gray it down from the tiny sample. Beth said the pink in the nursery is her favourite, she called it “an adult powder pink that would look good with anything.”
After: SW 6312 Redbud (walls) SW 6127 (ceiling)
I love how the raspberry walls brought the blue plates to life, and the way the ceiling colour relates to the woven wood blinds. The whole room really is wonderful now.
My clients consult with me on a huge range of decisions, from “What colour furniture should I buy?” and “What colour should I select for my floors, countertops, backsplash, cabinets?” as well as “What style of dining table and chairs would look good in this room?’ to “What colour do I choose if I have to pick just one?”
This consultation was just colour. Beth and her mom Dorothy do a beautiful job of decorating their homes on their own. Like mother, like daughter.
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