Paint the Hallway

  After living in this condo for three years, I finally got around to painting the doors and trim in the hallway. Typical of a condo of this age, the skinny baseboards, doors and door trim were painted dark brown. Really good high-gloss oil paint, too. That was fun, but thanks to Karen at the paint store, I got the right primer which made the task easier and it covered in one coat. You have all heard me natter on about contrast, and how the lack of contrast makes a space feel larger. This hallway is a perfect case in point.  Standing at the end of the hallway and looking down the tunnel from left to right, there are two doors on the left, one at the far end, a large folding door which conceals the washer and dryer on the right side and another door at the near end.  READ MORE

2013 color of the year emerald

2013 Colour Forecast

For those of you waiting for the 2013 color forecasts, here is the synopsis of the interior colors that we are “supposed” to use in our homes next year. I trust all of you to do what is right for you and your families first, and decorate according to trends only if it really suits your life. Pantone, the self-appointed color doyens, say that the 2013 is the year of “Emerald.” (17-5641)  Their description of this color:  “Lively, radiant, lush.. a color of elegance and beauty that enhances out sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Benjamin Moore picked Lemon Sorbet (2019-60). Their reasons? “This beautiful yellow hue harmonizes with other trending pastels in the mint, coral, pink, blue, and vanilla families. Uplifting without being overpowering it is the ideal home paint colour to complement any décor. It’s the perfect transitional colour between the mid-tones and saturated colours seen in today’s READ MORE