Sunday, September 24, 2017

White Paint




The most frequent question I'm asked is about the white paint colors I'm using!  On instagram, facebook, pinterest, other design blogs - people always want to know which are my whites....I collect all the white paint swatches from Farrow & Ball, The Paint & Paper Library, etc. and obsess over all the subtle shades that will transform a space.  In my 200 year old  farm house with small rooms and lots of moldings and window frames, I chose soft whites and have at least a  dozen whites throughout. 

But in this house, which is a modern barn style, I want a clean, fresh white, so have chosen Benjamin Moore's Decorator White, inside and out.

                                                                THE WHITE LIST

                                          Williamsburg Collection for Benjamin Moore
                                                                    Harwood Putty
                                                         Parish White

                                                                    Farrow & Ball
                                                                        All White
                                                                  Cornforth White
                                                                         Clunch

                                                              Ralph Lauren Paint
                                                                    Brilliant White
                                                               Picket Fence White
                                                                   Journal White
                                                                     Chalk White
                                                                 Mother of Pearl

                                                                 Benjamin Moore
                                                                    Simply White
                                                                     Snow White
                                                                Decorator White
                                                                   China White
                                                                    White Dove

                                                                Sherwin-Williams
                                                      Ethereal White
                                                        Pure White
                                                       Extra White

Monday, September 18, 2017

Home Work

I see a lot of white paint in my future!
The exterior is all patched and sanded, painted and trimmed - ready for new light fixtures...using Decorator White paint from Benjamin Moore for the exterior - a clean, crisp white.  The interior is a work in progress as the carpenters, plumber, electrician have been busy building in new cabinets, switching out appliances, and updating all the light fixtures. Love going over there every day to see what's new.  Another 10 days to go, the painter has started indoors  and the floor refinishing will be the last step. The punch list still gets longer every time I check things off, but the house is coming back to life !  Tricia

The Floors

Getting closer to the finish line!  The upstairs floors have been sanded, stained, waxed....They start the downstairs floors tomorrow eve...