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Believe it or not but not all white paint colors are created equally. Sounds crazy, I know! But, white paint colors fall into different categories, including warm whites, cool whites, and true whites. Warmer whites shades tend to have some yellow in them which is what gives them that warmer feel....
Can you believe we are already well into August? These 2020 months have been flying by. That's not to say things haven't been getting accomplished. If you are anything like me, you have been tackling and checking things off your to-do list. Many home projects have been completed (all DIY)and I'm ...
If you are anything like me you have always dreamt of having an amazing and beautiful kitchen. Now, if you are also like me, you don't have the time or budget to take on a complete kitchen renovation. Let's be real, it would be amazing to have a brand new sparkling kitchen but if it's not in the ...
Like many people, I have been working out of my home office recently. And after spending so much time in the space I realized it can use a few updates. Now, since I can't run out to buy new furniture and accessories, I decided that the best way to update my office was to work with what I already ...
Recently, I have been having several customers request cool gray paint colors that have more of a blue undertone and look to them. This is great because there are so many amazingly beautiful blue-ish paint colors available. In the world of greiges being used everywhere, these blue paint color req...
The other day while I was helping my client pick a paint color I realized how there is a constant battle of the grays happening. What I mean by this is what I consider to be the best gray may not be what you consider to be the best gray. Each person perceives color differently. So when you may th...
It's no secret, I have a passion for rescuing and restoring old furniture. If I see something on the side of the road 9 times out of 10 I'm stopping and taking it home with me. Most often the furniture is ugly but in great shape. However, that's so easy to fix. All I need is my favorite paintbrus...
The holidays tend to make people a little nutty, myself included. It's always such a crazy time of year. We are doing things like shopping for gifts and getting our homes ready for guests all the while trying to continue with everyday life. It's stressful, to say the least. I am planning a little...
I love an accent wall in a room. It adds character and interest to an otherwise boring space. An accent wall is a fun addition that will take a room to the next level.  The following are a few of my favorite ways to create a spectacular accent wall. PaintChoosing a different paint color from the ...
While going through my Sherwin Williams paint deck the other day I realized something. There is one particular paint strip I always go back to. This strip is home to some of the greats,  Eider White, Repose Gray, Mindful Gray, Dorian Gray, Dovetail, Gauntlet Gray and Black Fox. Yes there are a to...

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