Merry Powell Interiors

(804) 254-3852
www.merrypowell.com

Services Provided
Space planning, finishes and color selection, lighting, furnishings and custom window treatments, decorating, real estate staging, online e-design

Areas Served
Central and Northern Virginia, DC Metro area and usually willing to travel for major projects.

Business Description
Custom residential, commercial and historical interiors, as well as small garden design

Certification and Awards
R Home Magazine's 2012 Reader's Choice 1st Place "Favorite Interior Designer"
Best of Houzz Award winner
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Richmond, VA US 
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Richmond, Virginia,
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(804) 254-3853 
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bluenan
Of course I love the blue:) If they feel good it could be a great choice, I didn't know Sunbrella made a velvet!
April 15, 2014 at 3:55pm   
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I'd do two different textures. One of these and a linen texture would be nice.
April 15, 2014 at 5:20pm   
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Dytecture
They should relate to one another, but don't need to match exactly.
March 25, 2013 at 6:18am     
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How fortunate you are to have a nineteenth century home to love! When I am choosing a wall color for a client, we usually start with something the client loves - a rug, piece of art, fabric, etc. We pull colors (or shades of this hue) from the object. What do love in this room? Pull your color from this. As for the darker trim...I have to say, the trim in your photo looks lovely in white. I am particularly fond of using oil-based paints in semi-gloss or gloss on trim. There is a depth and richness that latex paint just can't duplicate. Ben. Moore Glacier White is a current favorite for older homes. It has the look of old porcelain to me. Good luck with your beautiful old home.
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we have an expresso colored low platform bed & mirrored/expresso finish night stands also new 1930's euro crystal ceiling fixtures - one w/gold ceiling trim. Also have a teak piece in the room. May use a large Flokati rug.
April 13, 2014 at 7:41pm   
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happyleg
Too many rugs.
April 13, 2014 at 7:49pm   
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Something tells me you are a young, energetic person. (Maybe it's the colors I glimpsed through the doorway of your kitchen.) I would suggest going bold and bright. A bright yellow-green such as Benjamin Moore's Wasabi AF-430 would look great with your cabinets and countertop. (See below). Wasabi looks good with teal accents, too. On deciding whether to paint your beadboard the same or a different color...that's a personal call. One color, as mentioned above, does unify things. Personally I would do a lighter shade of the same color on the smooth portion of the walls, (Wasabi and Anjou Pear AF-425 for example) and do a white trim around your doors, windows and baseboards. Bottom line- it's only paint! Do what you love today. You can easily change it tomorrow!
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
It looks to me like Bricklin's idea offers a nice combination, tho I would select a lighter shade of turquoise than is in the art that brickin refers to. You could look at Sherwin-Williams Breaktime or Waterscape.


April 5, 2014 at 8:19am   
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brickln
Here it is with a similar wood tone:


April 5, 2014 at 1:31pm   
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Marble is a beautiful material for baths, but you are right to be concerned about spotting and stains. Marble is porous, so it absorbs any liquid, some more than others. More troublesome than water, will be the cleaners you will need to remove soap scum. They will definitely etch (dull) your polished marble and show up as spots on a honed finish. Marble is also soft, so it scratches easily. The pattern in your marble will act as a camouflage to a point, and some people consider the inevitable stains as "patina". But if spotting and stains bother you, then I would suggest looking at quartz in a similar color. Quartz is totally non-porous and is also anti-microbial. I installed marble in my master bath. My house is 85 years old. In about 6 months, my marble looked like it was original to the house! It is beautiful, but I would probably not use this material again. Also, FYI, your marble dealer will be happy to sell you some very expensive sealer. This does not work for very long and must be reapplied often. I would suggest this: either decide to embrace the imperfections ahead of you with marble, or choose another material.
April 4, 2014 at 8:18am   
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LM Designs
Marble must be properly sealed after it is installed. This will prevent staining. However, when you invest in natural stone, you should be prepared for a little maintenance in order to prolong its beauty. It's always a good idea to wipe down natural stone so that mineral deposits from hard water do not eat into the stone. It should also be cleaned with a professional stone cleaner & sealed again on occasion. This is just basic maintenance, it is not time intensive & it will prolong the beauty of your marble.
Best of luck!
~LM
April 4, 2014 at 8:29am   
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Yes, the radiator is in the shower at the opposite end from the shower head. Because of the distance and the fact that the shower sprays downward, the radiator doesn't get wet. The owners use it as a towel warmer. The manufacturer of this radiator, Runtal, makes several different models in various sizes and finishes. This one is attached to the natural gas radiant heat of this 1920's house. Runtal also makes electric towel warmers. ( I would not suggest using an electrical unit in such close proximity to water. There are building codes which would dictate this distance.) Thank you for your question.
April 4, 2014 at 8:04am     
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Merry Powell Interiors added 5 photos to ideabook: Amy's kitchen
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Merry Powell Interiors added 2 photos to ideabook: Carla's new house
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Merry Powell Interiors added 13 photos to ideabook: range hoods, wood
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You probably know by now, that Benjamin Moore has about 400 shades of white! You will probably get as many "favorites", too! Here is my take on three gorgeous whites. I have used all of these numerous times with great success. If you want a: warm white = Linen White; cool white = Glacier White; neutral white = White Dove. Good luck!
April 2, 2014 at 3:54pm     
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bevmacrae
Personally I love cloud white. I have on trim, doors, some walls.
April 2, 2014 at 5:21pm   
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Merry Powell Interiors added 9 photos to ideabook: Carla's new house
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Bridget
Pendant lighting over the island would give you light where you need it. Also LED lights for under the cabinets will give you light on the counter work space. Look on line for ideas with LED lights, so much can be done with them now. Most of the can lights seem to be over the walking area, does not help for using the counter area.
March 30, 2014 at 11:10am     
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