Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thinking about painting a room in the new year?

So beachy...of course, I love it!


The pop of orange in this white kitchen keeps it from becoming predictable, and who wouldn't want to hang out in one of these fabulous bar stools?



I just love the citrus green mini subway tile for the backsplash contrasted with black granite countertops and white cabinets! I could cook in this kitchen!








Fresh and clean...classic yet current!


We had a slumber party (yes, even families can have slumber parties...so much FUN) with the Adams the other night. It was their year to host our Christmas get together but they are in the middle of remodeling their kitchen (hence all the kitchen ideas above!). So, I suggested that they bring their jammies over and we could open presents, eat pizza and play games all night long! My favorite part of the night was reading William and Maisie bedtime stories in our Harry Potter room...how I miss those bedtime rituals! Jay and William's favorite part of the night has to be the remote control helicopter that you can actually fly in the house (gift from Mark to Jay). I was holding my breath as it zipped around the Christmas tree...inches away from my vintage ornaments, but so far, no casualties.

Jay, Mark, Jill and I discussed paint color options over pizza, and at one point, one of us wondered if there was a website that would allow you to try out different colors. Well, after just a little poking around, I found one! House Beautiful Paint Brush actually lets you check out thousands of paint colors in different types of rooms. I was especially impressed that the tool has all the most popular paint companies: Benjamin Moore (MY CURRENT FAVORITE), Sherwin Williams (My old favorite paint company) and Valspar. You can apply a color to a room and either print it, save it or email the idea to a friend!

http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/paint-colors/

Have fun painting or remodeling in the new year!

2 comments:

Lob Eng said...

Wow, that's nice, the colour combination could really smother the moods.

dawa413 said...

I realize this is a very old post, but I have been searching fruitlessly for a tile like the green backsplash you show here, that you call citrus green. Do you have any idea who makes it or where to find it? Thank you!