It all starts with an idea. And then we find the paint colors, hire the painters, meet with Roy (our decorative painter) and slowly our vision starts appearing.
I have been helping a client of mine for almost a year now with the remodel of her home. We began with her kitchen: new cabinets, appliances, counters, flooring…all of which is completely covered right now. But underneath all of the plastic is a beautiful, spacious, updated, modern kitchen.
Then we moved onto the wall colors in the house. My client's palette is very neutral, with some accent colors. She expressed interest in having her entryway be special so that when guests come to visit (and it’s the first room that they see) they are instantly comfortable and, hopefully, amazed. After several meetings of what decorative treatment we are going to do, we decided on a silver foil ceiling with textured walls. Here are pictures of the samples that Roy did.
The foil will be distressed…this is newly put on the sample board. Once it’s distressed, it’s really going to have a smooth, nice, shimmery finish on the ceiling. It’s going to be warm and welcoming and interesting…maybe a conversation starter. The walls are a neutral gray tone with a plaid texture. Very subtle, but definitely noticeable. Here's another image...
We next moved into the family room, where we are going to do a glaze on the walls that have been painted a neutral yellow-taupe. You can see in the picture that the walls are flat now and we are going to choose which sample to go with for the glaze. A glaze is a slight color over the base color that adds depth and texture. It’s very minor…but it adds so much to flat walls.
These pictures were all taken a week or so ago. The next step is making the final decisions and then getting to work! Roy has already started on the entry since those decisions have been made. We are all excited to see the final results of this project. I will continue to take pictures and keep you updated!
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