Exciting times at my Benjamin Moore store today if you are a decorator like me or any other colour fanatic out there! We just got a huge fixture to show off our "Color Stories" palette. This consists of 240 all NEW full spectrum colours. Anyone who knows Benjamin Moore already has their favourite colours, but now there are even more to choose from. Previously they were made with up to 5 colorants, each new colour consists of 5- 7 making them more saturated, more vibrant and more appealing! The fandecks and paint chips are made with dried down paint to give the true sense of the colour as opposed to a reproduction of it. The new colours are available only in AURA, Benjamin Moore's finest paint line. So you combine a premium quality product with premium colours. Here are the 8 volumes in the Color Stories collection:-
Last weekend I was discussing with a client whose master bedroom I will be working on about making a gallery wall in the reading area she would like. This type of accent is a great way to add interest and make a focal point in a room that doesn't have one. You can either do a uniform collection of art or photographs or a collage of different sizes ,frames or media. In my client's case I am going to use family photos, mirrors and art painted by a family member to make their reading corner a personal and comforting spot to relax. Somewhere with meaning and interest. Here are some examples I found of gallery walls that could be in any of our homes. . . . .
Hanging a gallery wall can be done easily, I usually just wing it but that can result in your wall looking like it has been attacked by a machine gun! So some good ideas to use to make life easier are these below; kraft paper or newspaper templates laid out before on the floor then added to the wall to get the look you want.
A gallery wall can be a work in progress, gather items from around the house and add to it over time. It can also be rotated,change it up with the seasons, new memories,special events anything that means something to you.
My inspration for today's post came from a trip to the movies with my daughter. The main characters from " The Vow" ( yes I watched it!! ) lived in a funky loft. I have always loved the idea of living in a converted warehouse loft, with the previous history combining with a new interpretation of it's space. The high ceilings, the open plan and the variety of textural surfaces. The brick, the pipes, the glass and the concrete. The possibilities to come when you find that perfect emptiness waiting to be filled with your personality and lifestyle. This type of home has character before you even begin to add your own touches of personality and comfort. Usually if you dream of this lifestyle you crave the open space so you don't usually divide it up too much, but practically you do need a bathroom, a kitchen and somewhere to sleep, relax and entertain guests who will clamor to see you unique home. There are ways to achieve all of this while keeping the integrity of the original building.. Take a long look at these great examples. . . . .
Love this dividing wall of reclaimed lumber
Use the height available, maximize your storage potential
Unique idea for you personal library. . . .
Bathroom privacy created by colourful tiled wall.
Maybe one day a place like this will be mine. . . . . I can dream!
Mixing metals has been a part of interior design in the last few years and a renewed popularity of warm metals particularly. One of my favourites in the past being copper, now I am a big fan of rose gold, a softer version of traditional copper and brass. If you look through the top fashion magazines and in your favourite stores you will have noticed watches, rings and other jewellery in this delicate precious metal. I have a Michael Kors watch on my wish list! I searched and found a few examples of this new trend we can use to adorn our homes and bodies. . . . .
Adding soft sparkle and glamour to any room- pick a "rose" any "rose"?
I spotted something new at Chapters last week, some interesting bookends, I already have one set from there but with my ever growing book collection I may just need to acquire some more! That's my excuse anyway..Take a look and see what you think.
After i saw these I checked out " Pinterest" and found lots of fun examples.
Making your own bookends, how about these ideas:-