December 22nd, 2013
I love bright, bold color, AND I love white and black and all the neutral grays, greiges, taupes, and everything in between. Because I love so many different color palates, it’s so hard for me to choose color for important things… like the front door.
Mr. Project and I designed the front door with a farmhouse feel to it. Bringing in the X motif that we’ve sprinkled throughout the house in various built-ins. It turned out perfect, and I absolutely love it.
But now it’s almost time to pick a color. Scary!! The whole house is going to be painted white, so that’s easy – any color goes with white.
Whenever I have to pick, well, anything, I look at a million images to help me narrow down what I love and don’t love. Here are my favorite front door fab color inspiration photos (via houzz).
A very classic and timeless black door.
Navy is on trend this year. Like black, but more friendly and hip:
Especially if you have dogs hanging around.
And close to Navy, but definitely more of a personality color – teal (my leading favorite right now.)
This peacock green version of teal is my to-die-for color. Do you think i can pull it off?
December 12th, 2013
If you didn’t know that gold is trending (trending BIG), then you’re probably hiding in somewhere or at least you’re not on instagram, I have to say that I might be completely obsessed myself. Of course that means that gold & shiny Brass hardware is back in style. I have been planning antiqued brass hardware in parts of my kitchen. But as much as I love gold, its a little hard for me to just JUMP back into shiny brass hardware (hello 90s!) But a little bit of warm bling never hurt anyone. So I’ve picked out and ordered a few unique hardware pieces that I’m going to use in my own home. The first three will go in my Linen Niche, and the label holder will be going on my craft room cubbies.
Now I just have to decide if I’m going to paint the linen niche white or black, and what I’m going to paint the craft room cubbies. Decisions decisions!! I’m always scared to pick out paint!
So what do you think about the GOLD trend, and how do you really feel about BRASS hardware?
1. Van Dykes – Restorers 3/8 Inch Offset Cupbord Latch
2. Amazon – Round Flush Ring Pull
3. Amazon – Large Recessed Chest Handle
4. Amazon - Brass Label Holder
November 30th, 2013
Who doesn’t love the occasional painted floor? I think they look so beautiful and bring so much character to a room.
My craft room has a cement floor. Originally, I was thinking engineered wood flooring. But then I thought about how awesome a painted floor would look in the space.