|The ceiling and far right wall are Cappuccino|
The wall to the left is Flax
The bump out is Slate
|The Hub's Office Floor|
|New 20" x 20" tile in the Master and Guest Bedrooms|
|2" x 2" tile used as a transition between the new Master Bedroom tile and the existing Travertine in the Master Bath|
As you have read in previous blogs, selecting paint colors can be very challenging for both Diana and I! Diana paints tons of color samples from every paint company in Portland on her walls and continues to tweak them until she is satisfied and for the most part happy or at least content. (I think that she would repaint the walls in her family room and kitchen today if it wasn't such a huge mess!) On the other hand, I marched myself down to Restoration Hardware and selected a very narrow palette of paint colors from their beautiful paint collections. Before we went to the desert to confirm our choices I painted artist canvas boards with the shades that I was interested in. Painting the boards allowed me to move the paint samples from room to room during different times of the day and night to see which paint hues really called my name. I limited my final selection of paint colors to three to help define a cohesive look throughout the house.
There was one significant design criteria that the paint needed to help me solve. We had existing tile in 3/4 of the house (discontinued and no longer available), and a new tile selection to install in the remaining areas of the house. The tile needed to be tied together! For me, the paint colors became pivotal in unifying the tile and provide us with the monochromatic color scheme that both my husband (who REALLY does have opinions when he says "whatever you decide is fine with me"!) and I were looking for.
Here are the winners!
|THE SLATE COLLECTION|
|SLATE: THE CEILING SOFFITS AND BUMP OUTS|
THE FLAX COLLECTION
|CAPPUCCINO: THE WALLS, CEILING AND TRIM|
|FLAX: ACCENT WALLS|
The Hubs and I have been hard at work getting our desert home moved in and comfortable. The first layer of furniture is now in place and a second layer arrives on Thursday! So, today I will give you a peak at the first layer. Enjoy! Hugs from the Sunshine State Donna