Color Consulting - Interior Decorating - Home Arts
I just came across your blog and love reading all of your entries and seeing the beautiful colors! I am moving into a sweet cottage in December and would like to paint the interior before I move into it. I have photos (and even a link to the house's video). It was built in the 1940's and has some lovely doors, windows and trim. I was living in a condo with little/no light and so this will be a big change. Currently my furniture/accessories are red/blue and green (peeling painted furniture, toile and ticking stripe with antique watering cans & sap buckets and antique pine and galvanized chairs, garden-y but not cluttered). For the interior I was thinking of a light blue/gray in dining area (possibly adding wainscoting) with a pine table, gray metal chairs, big blue hutch w/ red toile & either a chandelier or 2 moravian star light fixtures. In the living room I was thinking an off-white so trim/windows/mantle stand out a bit. I will use colors on the sofa but other furnishings will be the antique pine or weathered white trunk with either a sofa or 2 loveseats that will be earthy versions of green/red/linen color (and I have lots of pillows to accent). I have a large antique tin sign that will hang above the fireplace or the one wall to the side of the room which is framed in black but has a dark red/golden yellow and black lettering. The kitchen and adjoining nook and laundry room are all visibly linked (and fridge is in the laundry room too). The tile is a 6 inch terracotta tile and there is a wall I am sandblasting so original brickwork will show. I will paint the cabinets a warm white (swiss) and hope to replace white tiled counters w/ some wood counters from IKEA. I'll switch the knobs to pewter tone and have a lovely antique bistro with a wrought iron base and gray/white marble top and four chairs I will also sandblast to their gray origins. I can hang a small chandelier over that table and there is a lot of light near it. The dining room is also visible so I was thinking of a little bit of the gray-blue-beige on some of the walls (or green?) to tone down the tile but still look okay next to the dining room. There is also a bathroom with a clawfoot white tub and gray/green tiles on the wall...I'm thinking of doing the same off white in there or perhaps a grayish white. The sink/toilet/tub are very white as is the trim. I can add black accents on the walls in there or white but the fixtures in that room are very heavy brass and I cannot replace them right now. I was originally going to paint the entire house white because of the colors of my "stuff" (again, red/blues/greens) but have opted for light blue in dining area, my bedroom, warm white walls in hall, livingroom, nook, kitchen, laundry room (with perhaps some beige-y walls to create a bit of interest). Lastly, the exterior of my house is white. Right now the shutters are too-baby blue looking and the door is too orange-y red. For now, I can only paint the shutters/trim and door. I'd love a barnyard red door and am thinking either colonial blue shutters or dark gray or black. Any advice would be appreciated (I'm a teacher and "off" for Winter break and would LOVE to try and tackle as much of this as possible).
Could you take a few photos of the room you would most like help with, and email them to me at email@example.com? I would love to help with this adorable sounding cottage, but can help with only one room in this blog venue. If you would like information on long distance decorating and color consulting rates, please request that in your email. So looking forward to seeing the photos!~
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