Who’s Afraid of Pink Beige?

If you’ve read other color or color-focused design blogs, you’ve likely seen a fair amount of clamor about a much-maligned, and very commonly used neutral color – beige. But not just any beige, beige with a red undertone. AKA “pink beige.” Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about at this point, you’ve…

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A Warm Welcome

A beautiful public entry – more specifically, your front door, is really the first impression your home makes on visitors, passers-by, and of course the nosy Nellies who like to scope out everyone else’s digs (but I wouldn’t know anything about that…). All apologies to apartment dwellers and other renters! Now that I’ve got that…

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Going Gray: A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, I finalized the paint colors for our entire house (the new one under construction), after weeks of agonizing over fan decks, large color chips, fabric swatches, and actual paint on the walls. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of all thirteen colors (fifteen if you count trim and ceiling), all Benjamin Moore, but…

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Color in the Kitchen

Yesterday, while (finally) flipping through the July/August issue of Traditional Home, I came across a kitchen that really caught my eye… Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, but it also happens to be in the very same town in which I reside (Newton, Massachusetts), and the brainchild of a local designer I can’t seem to…

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(Color) Scheming In Our New Home

If you’ve read some of my older posts, you know I (with my husband) am knee deep in building a new house. I’ve spent so much time picking all of the fixtures, materials and finishes to ensure that our home will have “good bones.” I’m only now starting to eke out into the world of…

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6 Tips For Painting Your Nursery

This post is for all you expectant parents, grandparents, and interested friends and family who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a precious little one!  One of the most exciting parts of anticipating a baby’s birth is creating their special room in your home. Oftentimes, this involves repainting. It’s the easiest, most basic way to…

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20 Great Paint Color Names

So…I’m on a bit of a color bender of late. It’s awfully hard not to be when you are eating, sleeping and breathing it, as well as taking a class in it this summer. I’ve begun to hoard things like fan decks and giant-sized paint chips (and no, I didn’t eat them as a kid…

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