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January 2016

I mention all the time that the kitchen is the heart of the home. My personal preference is for kitchens to be light and airy, though I can still appreciate a kitchen that is more dramatic in feel and tone. When designing a kitchen, there are few go to paint colors that I love and keep on my list. Check them out for yourself!

Berkshire Beige by Benjamin Moore

Berkshire Beige

Berkshire Beige is the perfect neutral tone that not only works well in the kitchen, but practically in any room. Pair this color with white detailed trim work, white cabinetry, a black countertop, subway tile backsplash, and brushed nickel hardware; and you’re well on your way.

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Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore

Woodlawn Blue

Woodlawn Blue is by far one of those blues that creates an oasis or retreat like space. The soft tone of this blue works well in a transitional space thats clean with touches of modern day trends. Pair this color with urban stone colored cabinets, brass hardware, a herringbone patterned backsplash and a cambria quartz countertop for a kitchen that is refreshingly welcoming.

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Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore

Stonigton Gray

Stonington Gray is one of my go to grays, as gray tones are still fairly popular. Stonington Gray is the perfect backdrop for a black and white kitchen design. I also recommend using this color for your cabinets if you want to lighten up your kitchen with a fresh and clean look.

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Mount Saint Anne by Benjamin Moore

Mount Saint Anne

Mount Saint Anne is for the traditional lover who isn’t afraid of color. This color paired with rich cherry cabinetry and other neutral tones calls for a kitchen of comfort. This concept reminds me of home in Tennessee where I grew up. Southern comfort with an ounce of modern clean lines to compliment such a warm paint color.

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Chealsea Gray by Benjamin Moore

Chelsea Gray

Chealsea Gray reminds me of simplicity. Its tone pairs well with those of nature. If bringing the outdoors in is your prerogative, then Chealsea Gray is ideal for you. This color will also work well as cabinetry color if you’re looking to spruce up your cabinets you currently have. I paired this paint color with a harbor tone cabinet, natural stone backsplash, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

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White Dove by Benjamin Moore

White Dove

All white kitchens is a trend thats here to stay. White Dove’s creamy tone works well in the kitchen and makes the perfect backdrop for an all white kitchen. Clean, light, airy, and welcoming are the key ingredients for the perfect kitchen. White Dove provides each of these characteristics when used with plenty of natural sunlight.

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Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore

Stone Harbor

 

You can probably tell by now that I am a lover of gray kitchens. Gray, in my opinion, has the ability to keep a space current, even if you use it in a style thats not so modernized. Take for example this concept leans more towards a rustic style with dark cabinetry, a neutral stone backsplash, rustic lantern pendants, and oil-polished bronze hardware.

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What are some of your favorite colors for the kitchen?

 

As always, #BeTheBeauty

Chase

 

During most home decor and design projects, homeowners play it very safe with selections. Of course the term “safe” is subjective. For someone who is afraid of color, they are going to stick to the neutrals. For someone who loves color, they couldn’t care less about how neutrals can be beneficial to holistic living. Wherever you are on the spectrum, there is one room that I always suggest taking a risk in and doing something that you normally wouldn’t do.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE….

The powder room! Take a risk in the powder room! This room is small in size, but the perfect canvas to allow uncomfortable creativity off the leash. With bold patterned wall coverings, vibrant paint colors, decorative tiles, beautiful vanities, and decorative lights; the powder room can become the most loved room of your home. In fact, when people do something they normally wouldn’t do in the powder room, they start taking more risks around the home which truly makes their home reflect more of who they are.

Check out the inspiration boards below curated by Chase that show how risk taking in the powder room can be absolutely beautiful and functional.

 

Glamour

Powder Room

Glamour Powder Room

Stylistically Fun

Powder Room

Stylistically Fun Powder Room

Stay In the Yellow

Powder Room

Stay In the Yellow Powder Room

 

Are you in need of some guidance and support on making your powder room or any area of your home beautiful? I want to work with you. Contact me today and lets collaborate on making your home represent you.

As always, #BeTheBeauty

It’s the beginning of the new year which means its time to spruce up your home! Even if you are not ready to fully rehab your living space, there a few things you can do to give your home a fresh start. Let’s take a look at this study that I assisted a new friend with.

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Before, this space didn’t take into consideration the flow of the room. That flow includes traffic, the amount of natural light, open workspace, and the welcoming energy. My task was to shift this flow while taking into consideration the personality of the beautiful family that dwells in it.

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After taking my directions into consideration, you can see that this room made a dramatic change with just a few easy changes. The desk was rearranged to face towards the window which made the space more welcoming and open, color was added with a new rug and chair which brightened the space, and organizing and decluttering made room for a great workspace.

What should you consider when giving your home a quick spruce-up?

  1. Whats the flow of the room?
  2. Declutter and organize.
  3. How is the room most utilized?
  4. Does it reflect your personality and who you are?
  5. Play off the flow of light.
  6. Rearrange your furniture.
  7. Enjoy your new room.

If you are ready to change the flow and energy of your home, I want to work with you. Contact me today!

 

Thanks for reading,

Chase

Well….

Here we are again embarking upon a new year. I personally enjoy this time of year to see what new trends are forecasting to be a hit and which are not. I’m always to eager to see what colors are trending. Color curators really put a lot of thought and details into producing the story of their selected colors. I personally look forward to Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore’s color trend announcements, as they normally get it right for me. Overall, I am loving Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore’s picks. Pantone’s selection didn’t move or wow me too much this year. I’ll dissect each for you below and tell you why.

PANTONE

Rose Quartz & Serenity

As I mentioned above, Pantone’s colors of the year didn’t really do it for me this year. Why you ask? Well, I’m not a big fan of pink in interiors. Yes, with the right color scheme blush pillows or even drapes would be appealing to accessorize with, but that’s about it. Some designers don’t mind pink walls. I can assure you I’m not that designer! I had to agree with one of my Instagram followers @valpav418 (follow her!); she and I agree the rose quartz will definitely work better in fashion than in interiors. Serenity would be my choice between the two. Lately I have found myself gravitating towards different tones of blue. Overall, I will say these colors remind me too much of boys vs girls when paired together. Though both colors are refreshingly soft, they’re just not my cup of Oprah Chai Tea Latte… Okay! Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Alabaster

In September of 2015, I wrote a blog that you should definitely read titled Sherwin-Williams 2016 Colormix after attending this excellent showcase. What I love most about this color is the story behind it. Sherwin-William’s director of color marketing, Jackie Jordan, describes it like this… “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.” (drops mic!) Doesn’t that make you want to bring this neutral tone into your home? Though many cringe at the thought of neutral tones these days, I appreciate and will always love a good neutral space with pops of color. Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Alabaster.

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BENJAMIN MOORE

Simply White

I know parents with kids are running from this color! Simply white is simply stunning. There is something about this color that says “back to basics” to me. Overtime people started to shy away from white and embark upon bold colors (which isn’t a bad thing). I love the simplicity and warmth of white. White kitchens are still trending because people are seeking more ways to simplify their homes and lives. In fact, Benjamin Moore’s simply white is my favorite white for cabinetry. The key to white is finding the perfect white that stays consistently white and not affected by light or lack thereof. Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Simply White.

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What do you think about these color trends? Do you have a favorite?

Thanks for reading,

Chase

 

Am I the only one who gets super exited about the new year? Of course I’m not! The new year is an opportunity to start or re-start those things that we have placed on the back burner for some time. Starting this company has taught me that there is no such thing as a perfect/magical time to do something that fuels you. You just have to do it!

My wish for you and your family is that 2016 is a successful, healthy, joyful, prosperous year; and whatever activity you have put on the back burner, you go for it! In the words of Meryl Streep, “Start by Starting.”

Best,

Chase