This neutral home needed to warm things up in the dining area. The home main colour was HC-45 Shaker Beige and sets off a nice calming feel. The depth of orange in this colour 2175-30 Rust is a perfect pairing with lighter toned flooring. Painting only a few walls is a perfect way to make the dining area stand out.
Benjamin Moore color “AF-155 Weimaraner” a warm and cozy gray based taupe that works great with cool accents (such as blue, turquoise and green) but also with deep warm tones (such as chocolate, rust, gold and red).
A favorite when it comes to exterior paint colours, it gives siding a whole new look (see above). It also looks great on garage doors on brick homes, it picks up on the grout colour.
We love this hue of navy with a slight purple tone, for this look try Benjamin Moore’s CC-962 Blackberry Punch.
Photo courtesy of: Design * Sponge
Navy looks great painted over brick and sets off nicely against wood undertones.
If you think navy may be too dark for your space, then try painting out some old furniture or cabinets. It will give you the same kind of feel.
Carrie and Big’s living room includes a Montauk Sofa upholstered in blue wool-mohair from Donghia and a pair of beige midcentury side chairs. The bright floral Birdie Blossom Cushion by Paul Smith for the Rug Company adds a classic “Carrie” touch.
A blown-glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman Studio is a showstopper in Carrie and Big’s hallway.
Carrie and Big’s bedroom is a striking blend of pattern and texture. The custom-headboard is covered in fabric by Kravet and pops against the neutral Rococo Stripe wallpaper by by Cole & Son from Lee Jofa. The bedding is from Anichini.
The closet is a functional his-and-hers space, with Big’s clothes on the left and Carrie’s (mostly) on the right. It’s more subdued than the flashier closet of the first film, set decorator Lydia Marks says: “The ‘wow’ factors are the woodwork and the hardware. It’s more grown up and sophisticated.”
Courtesy of Elle Decor
In the Dining Room…Often when designing a dining room, it’s hard to know what to do with the coffered ceiling. Why not treat it like a 5th wall? Paint it a nice accent colour, pulled from fabrics, a rug or even your good china. If you want to take it to another level, try a nice sophisticated wallpaper. We love this black and white paisley shown above, it’s timeless and flexible; allowing bold pops of colour in furnishings and artwork.
In a Bedroom…Putting wallpaper on the ceiling of a childs bedroom, is fun and unexpected. It truly is a 5th wall, so when addressed properly…it can really transform a room. This nursery was designed by Sarah Richardson.