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Aren’t Trey Ceilings Grand?

Saturday, October 19th, 2013



I have not worked with many trey ceilings in the past until recently. This week alone I had two colors consultations with trey ceilinged rooms. One was in a new contemporary home:

catherine bedroom

And just today I started working on this dining room trey ceiling below:

allison trey

I have never had a trey ceiling,  but I really love the drama of the architecture:



Depending on your preference, there are so many different ways to paint this area:





Some homeowners like a lighter trey ceiling:



Which are beautiful, but the trend now seems to be a darker ceiling at the top:



Love, love, love this room:



Another option is to paint the trey ceiling the same color as the walls:





Which is your favorite way to paint the trey? I have to say that I really like the darker color. Look at this beauty:



Wow! Don’t you think trey ceilings can be dramatic and grand?

Linking up at Serenity Now Blog here. Great ideas- check it out!

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Dining Room Design

Monday, July 29th, 2013

dining room


I have been working with a sweet homeowner that is loving all of the decorating ideas that I have been giving her while we are working on redesigning her dining room.

dining room2


Her dining furniture is dark and beautiful. She has an older buffet table that we decided to paint  in Ben Moore Hale Navy HC-154 as a statement piece.

HC-154 hale navy



The wall color she decided on after testing with large painted boards is Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers AC-28:

AC-28 smokey embers

It is a beautiful soft gray with a hint of blue. It will look gorgeous with the Hale Navy buffet!

She was looking for help in choosing a paint color, rug, window treatments and accessories:

Sue Dining Room

What do you think? My homeowner is very happy, right Sue? :)Thanks for letting me share!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Beautiful Painted Pottery Barn Rooms

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

woodlawn blue

Woodlawn Blue HC-147

I know that everyone loves to look through these photos of Pottery Barn rooms painted in Benjamin Moore colors:


BM Mountain Lane 488


Decorators White Int.Rm.

Me too! It is a great way to get ideas and inspiration:


Mill Spring Blue HC-137

This blue-gray color is getting a lot of notice lately (it is the color on the bottom of wall):


Silver Spring 2120-50


Maple Leaf Red 2084-20

Such a beautiful color for so many different spaces:


Shaker Beige HC-45


Powell Buff HC-35

Beautiful and bright:

Hawthorne Yellow HC-4


China White Int.Rm.

You can not see the walls very well in this photo:


Cameo White 915

But the room looks so inviting. Cameo White has a tint of yellow in the color. Bed linens are the Pottery Barn Collette Paisley Duvet. So gorgeous!


Blue Bay Marina 1655

I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos. This is a great way to get ideas for your own home. Remember that the color you see in the photos are just a representation of the actual paint color. Just be sure to always test at home!

If you need help choosing colors for your home, contact me today.

You can see all the rooms painted in the new Spring collection for 2012 at Pottery Barn.

Similar topics you might enjoy:

Pottery Barn’s Spring 2012 Colors

Rooms Painted in Ben Moore Paint Colors

Inspiring Benjamin Moore Rooms

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Seasonal Tabletops

Thursday, April 5th, 2012


Do you decorate your table tops for the different Seasons and Holidays? I  always love to decorate tables, shelves, hutches or any flat surface where I can tell a little story and bring more personality to the room.

I am not the craftiest person, but I love to try different ideas and Holidays give me a good excuse to play around! If you look at the photos, you will notice that most crafts are pretty easy to duplicate (even for UN-craftsman people like me!).

I went to my local florist and bought three cherry blossom branches and a handful (ten) of tulips for $12.00 all together:


A tip she gave me that I did not know was if you see any leaves drooping:


Tear them right off when you get home because they will never perk back up and will make your arrangement look messy. So I pulled off the droopy leaves:


Put the branches and flowers in a vase together:


Don’t you think you would pay a lot more if you bought this arrangement put together?


Sorry about the mess and my reflection. I am working! :)

This was another easy project! I just tapped off the top of egg:


I rinsed the shells out well and stuck little pansies in them I had picked up for $2.50 for a six pack:


Pretty cute!:


Can’t wait to see them all bloom!

Another easy, quick way to decorate an egg:

This was fun! I had everything on hand; pretty napkin, scissors eggs, Mod Podge glue:


Very easy! :) A little tip- even if you use a brush to put the glue on, the edges of the napkin tend to get all wrinkled. You will have to use your fingers to work out evenly. But it all washed off easily! Here are the fun results of my paper napkin decoupage eggs::


Just another little piece of a story.




So do you like to decorate for the different Holidays? Easter was always a good craft time at my house when the kids were growing up. I guess I still enjoy making pretty things! I hope you enjoyed!

– Linking to Serenity Now

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