This is Fran’s beautiful home (a continuation of yesterday’s post). Fran asked if I would like a light lunch as we had scheduled the consultation for 1:00 pm. I took her up on her generous offer because set-up day (for my workshop) is always crazy. It was too hot to dine outside but I had to capture this picture perfect setting!
Here is the lovely place setting (inside) that was ready for my arrival. Her husband joined us for a quick bite before he went back up to his office.
Fran’s house was a great example of creating flow. She had this hit of orange red in the arrangement on the kitchen dining table and it was repeated throughout the house.
I was here because Fran wanted some advice on selecting a new ‘main neutral’ for the house, currently she has a green undertone and she wanted to move to a yellow undertone. Also her kitchen tile and backsplash as a slight pink undertone and she wanted my advice on what to do to replace it.
This is her kitchen. They moved in 10 years ago when this house was actually varying shades of purple! Fran and her husband made serious changes to the decor. These are her glazed kitchen cabinets. They are very close to BM OC-36 Niveous.
Love the barstools. There is something sexy about this pair with their swooping wrought iron legs.
The orange red in her dining room, repeated in accents in her kitchen, living and family room was Sherwin Williams Spicy Hue. I loved it!
Her brand new millwork in the family room (below) was accented with the same hue. And they were glazed as well. One thing you need to consider with a glaze is that it creates an undertone that is NOT as neutral anymore as a plain white or cream colour. In some cases you end up with cabinets that are quite ‘beige’ which dictates the paint colour even more to the point where you might need to go darker to create enough contrast.
Creative Director and Founder of Understanding Undertones® and the Killam Colour SystemTM. Decorator, author, speaker and internationally sought after Colour Expert. See Colour DifferentlyTM with Maria Killam.