A finger-lickin’ good, redneck BBQ

staff fav* neo

This lovely pattern is courtesy of one of our newer suppliers – Joanne Fabrics. The book is called ‘Neo’ and the pattern is stunning! One of my favorites for sure…

By our style diva: Shannon

not so neutral living room

Ok so, you have a nice living room.  Your furniture is in neutral tones, your walls are neutral tones…it looks nice!

Sometimes, nice can be boring…and living rooms are space that aren’t used often.  Painting a room is probably the cheapest form of renovation out there.  Are you looking for a nice relaxing colour to give your room a WOW new look?

(Blue invites serenity and reflection. For this reason it is often employed in children’s rooms and living rooms for a touch of sanctuary. You won’t find blue in many restaurants for precisely this reason, but libraries and offices may want to consider its palliative effects.)

Paint Colours shown above by Benjamin Moore:

  • Walls: 2060-10 Symphony Blue
  • Trim: CC-40 Cloud White
  • Ceiling: 1083 Beach House Beige

a calming palette for a basement

Choosing paint colours for a basement seems to be a frequently asked question at our store.  We thought we would share this colour palette because it’s calming, timeless and neutral.

By painting the walls a nice soft gray/taupe (try Hc-172), there is only a soft contrast with the painted millwork/brick wall that is a warm white (try OC-117).  This tone on tone effect visually creates a larger space, and softens the look more than just using one tone of off white.

There is a focal wall painted in a gray/blue tone (try 2123-30) this adds a punch of colour…but can also be painted out over time if needed.

As for the sofa colour, you are completely open-taupe, charcoal, chocolate, black, purple…you name it!

Are you re-designing your basement? If so, come visit us at the store with pictures/samples of your space and our staff will be happy to guide you in the right direction.

staff fav* ashford house

Found this paisley pattern in Ashford House Classics (we got it in 2007) and found it very interesting how well it goes with some of the colours in Benjamin Moore’s 2012 Colour Trends… What do you think?

By our style diva: Shannon

colours of the day * orange front door

Today we would like to share a halloween inspired colour scheme for the front of your home, a pumpkin orange door, a black feather wreath and a skull & crossbones planter.  (Shown above, paint colour 2014-20 rumba orange by benjamin moore.)