7.17.2015

Feature Friday // 1320 Greenwood Wilmette

This was  a fun paint project. I was recently hired by the homeowners to update the homes interior paint colors for their upcoming sale of the property. 
 I loved all the woodwork and I wanted to make sure they would pop. At the same time,  I knew that this property was going to be listed for sale and I needed to pick some colors that would stay on trend but also remain neutral. I knew I wanted to go with the more Greige colors without creating to much of a creamy brown house. 
The main colors I picked for the spaces were by Benjamin Moore. I used all of the following colors
Revere Pewter
Light Pewter
Edgecomb Gray
Gray Owl
Northern Cliffs
Monroe Bisque
Wedgewood Gray 
Check out the before and afters. 
BEFORE // Creamy Yellow Walls
AFTER // Light Pewter
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BEFORE // Yellow Tan Walls
AFTER // Mix of Light and Revere Pewter
BEFORE // Yellow Beige Family Room
AFTER // 50/50 mix of Light and Revere Pewter
BEFORE // More Creamy Tones
AFTER // Edgecomb Gray
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AFTER // Gray Owl
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AFTER // All Trim, radiator, baseboards painted decorators white and walls repaired
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AFTER// All flooring repainted with Benjamin Moore Outdoor Cement Gray
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AFTER // Repair and Paint to all baseboards and flooring
Photography By VHT STUDIOS

7.10.2015

Feature Friday // 168 Lakewood Place, Highland Park

Beautiful home on an amazing lot and basically in Ravinia's backyard. Who could resist.


 
All Photography by VHT studios

7.08.2015

Slipcover Furniture in the Living Room

So I went all out and did white slipcover furnishings in my living room. I have a smaller space and I wanted it to feel light and airy. I also wanted it to feel relaxed. I am not a fan of living rooms that make you feel uncomfortable, and, not in the physical sense that the chairs are too stiff, but, more the fact that they protrude the, "I'm new and expensive so please don't really sit in here" feel. You know, those living rooms that when you walk in with your glass of wine and your toddler to enjoy a gathering and it's like BAM, "please be careful...."
NOW, don't get me wrong, I have some upholstered pieces in my home, like my x-benches or a side chair, that make me cringe when I see my kid jump on it with his juice, BUT you don't want your entire living space to be a shrine of heavy furnishings you can't enjoy. 
YES, yes, the first day we got the slipcovers my toddler wrote on it with a pink pen. Yes, I had a hissy-fit cause it was only 1 day old! and yes, I have gotten over it. I have since learned the pleasures of knowing they go in the wash! The slipcovers that is, not the toddler. Well, they go in the wash too.

7.06.2015

Must Have Monday // Green Foliage for Containers

Earlier this summer I did a post on going "green" with my planters. Not too many crazy pops of color this summer. These were some of my favorite "green/white" florals. 
Elephants Ear: I am sure you can spot it in this container
Southerliving 
 Fern: You can't say no to a fern. I placed a gigantic fern at our side porch entrance, massive.
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You can't go without Sweet Potato Vines
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And some Lemongrass