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Updated Guest Bedroom

Friday, July 31st, 2015

I am enjoying a nice, long two week vacation in our New Hampshire home. My husband and I do not get up here too often because of his business in RI. This is the longest we have ever stayed in our NH home at one time!! We both love it here and this is going to be our forever home.

Besides taking day

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Looking For a Soft Yellow

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Hi Kelly,

I hope you can help me! I have made so many trips to the paint store this week and every light yellow I bring home, it shows up bright and scary when I sample on the poster board! Would you have any suggestions for a quiet, mellow yellow? Thank you!

I decided to help her because she said that

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BM Color Capture App

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Have you tried the Benjamin Moore color app that helps you select paint colors?:

bm color app


I wrote about this app here when it first came out in 2011. I actually forgot all about until recently when trying to figure out the best shade of blue to work with this comforter:


I used my phone to download

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Painted Back Bookshelves

Friday, June 19th, 2015

stratton blue

via      Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue

I am working with a local client and we are now moving into the living room for our next project:

david lr

I feel there is a real lack of color in the room with not much personality. Besides painting the walls, how would you try to bring in color?

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Pottery Barn’s Spring/Summer 2015 Color Palette

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

pb colors 2015


The new Pottery Barn Color Palette for the spring and summer of 2015 has been announced. Such pretty colors! I thought you might enjoy looking through a few inspirational photos of the colors selected. A few of my favorites:

SW Naval

via SW Naval

sw carefree

via  SW Carefree

sw 2015


Wall colors shown above

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Exterior Grays

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

One question I am asked often is if I have any good recommendations for an exterior gray paint color:

amherst gray1

via     Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray HC-167

Gray for exteriors is very popular right now. And for good reason- gray is a classic color that works with any exterior color scheme and combination

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