A Mauv-e-lous retreat

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This stunningly beautiful bedroom was designed by Brian Gluckstein for the Princess Margaret Lottery Show Home.  The mauve, gray and cream colour scheme combination inspired us.

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FROM LEFT: 2113-50 mauve desert, CSP-1035 ice milk, AF-685 thunder, 2116-60 touch of gray

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why put wainscotting in a powder room?

This post is a tip for our customers, because we love you so much. If you can’t afford to wallpaper your entire powder room, don’t give up…there is hope.

Installing wainscotting or even a chair rail, means you only need to install paper from half way up the wall to the ceiling.

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da8d8e644ef5d3de3af593cf70664249We love how this wainscotting is built in with the vanity, simple and a continuous elegance.

251c2df45fbfddb0f939b6b185b656e6This is more of a cape cod or cottage style, with diagonal beadboard on the bottom and grasscloth paper installed on the above portion of the wall.

151d59cabb397b3387860c5d3fca46e2A simple chair rail, painted in a crisp white along with the wall and trim below it.

450b5730cbadd2d82235f78f10f256d0This idea is fabulous, painting the wainscotting and ceiling the same colour…a great way to tie in the wallpaper pattern and colours.

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AF-715 Dolphin

fafcc1940a33b4351afe99e51e69ed04By now we all know that gray is the new black of home decor. It’s neutral, still warm without any yellow or orange undertones and is extremely calming. This warm gray AF-715 Dolphin is from Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Colour Collection and it is a classic.

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This bathroom is stunning and the wall tile is the jumping off point, its where the wall colour came from and ties in the creamy counter tops.

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These barn doors have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin, so much warmer than the traditional white doors.

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We love how the lower cabinets and island in this open concept kitchen have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin. Looks great with the white walls and warm hardwood floors.

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691705bdb107e5e102ae124910e71a2fThis home has been transformed by this classic gray AF-715 Dolphin and fresh white trim/garage doors. A house suitable of the Hamptons, in Ontario.

10 Soft Silvery Neutrals For February

It’s hard to find soft silver neutral tones that mesh well together.

Below we have collected 10 off whites to soft grays that look fantastic in kitches, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

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12654419_10153912911091323_4818563257819034816_nNeutrals don’t have to be drab! Finding Silver Pennies gave her kitchen a bright new look with OC-52 Gray Owl (walls), OC-17 White Dove (trim) and CW-715 Bone Black  (cabinets)

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12647244_10153897467101323_8228288204967229018_nPainting your bathroom cabinetry can be a simple and cost effective way to update your space. Try 2108-50 Silver Fox in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE paint is perfectly formulated to get the job done, making for a quick and easy DIY.  (Brown Eyed Fox)

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Pair a green-gray, like 2142-50 Gray Mirage, with a creamy neutral such as 2143-60 Moonlight White in Aura Bath & Spa to create a soothing and classic effect.

1525025_10152131982361323_1770046710_nEastern Mist (for Kohler)
Inspired by the swelling blend of misty blues that line the sea and sky along the eastern seaboard, this beautiful palette features pale greens and blues. Light earthy tones add to the fresh, tranquil feel. In this bathroom, the walls are painted in HC-171 Wickham Gray  using Aura Bath & Spa. The ceiling is painted in AF-5 Frostine using Waterborne Ceiling Paint.

12509557_10153889075936323_8418317276812122981_nThis dreamy laundry room’s cabinetry is painted in CSP-5 Perspective Benjamin Moore.