Open the shades. Beyond interior lights, take advantage of any available natural light: It can be great for creating artwork and soothing for doing homework. “Consider creating focal points around windows to keep the room bright as well as visually open up the space overall,” says Denson.
cleaning up after finger painting and cutting a breeze. Wall paint: Cloud White, Benjamin Moore; island legs and base paint: Fresh Olive, Benjamin Moore
divvy up the task over several weekends. Record a brief description of each item, how many you have, how much it cost and the year you purchased it. Don't leave out any nooks or crannies. Craft rooms, sheds, attics, workshops, porches and garages should all be carefully examined and documented.
mixed up Benjamin Moore's "Baked Cumin" for us (they can look the color up & do the same one). The primer on the walls was likely tinted SW #6157, Favorite Tan (we've used that as a primer tint to most of our interior walls). They are the same colors as in the entry & continued into the loft.
continue to roll/blend, the more subtle it is overall. 3) I added some (non-colored) glaze to my paint to provide more workability & subtlety to the technique. What we found is that is also makes the final finish more durable - a bonus. You'll have to play with your ratio (& possibly different color combos)
find a shade for a similar size window. 23x23. Can you tell me where you found this shade?
It is an example of what walls and ceilings would end up looking like, if they were to be treated in teh same colour.
brown shade for the walls actually works: It grounds the yellow couch and makes the colorful, patterned throw pillows pop. The white ottoman gives the room its core, doubling as a footrest and extra seating when the neighbors arrive.
to put up your feet is the family-room equivalent of a screening room. The dark wall and ceiling create more contrast so images are crisp and clean, and the low-positioned TV means never having to crane the neck.
"benching" and "underpinning" to raise the height of the ceilings.
Wasn't familiar with that. Underpinning poured below foundation. Benching poured inside (taking up room)
takes up floor space - the used underpinning in the small rooms like the basement
doesn't take up any floor space, so they used it in tight areas, such as the powder room, and benched everywhere else.
doesn't take up any floor space, so they used it in tight areas, such as the powder room, and benched everywhere else.Chair: Poang, Ikea; open shelving: Lack, Ikea; pine shelving, coffee table: Creative Union
leading up to the entertaining areas. The main living areas serve as a transition to a private natural vegetative bluff on the North side. Breezeways and terraces connect the various outdoor living spaces feeding off the great room and dining, balancing natural light and summer breezes to the interior
spice up? Add a patterned ottoman to create unique interest.