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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interior Design--Get It Right The First Time

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Walls too Windows, Interior Design

Do you know?

You don't have to get rid of those pieces of furniture that no longer fit your decor. Instead have them refinished.  The pictures here, show an Armoire that was in knotty pine (pic. #1) and didn't quite fit the clients new home.  With some careful thought as to the original style of this piece, a black distressed look was chosen (pic.#2).  It will now fit nicely into any decor and has a timeless quality about it.  Keep in mind, this look can also be accomplished with most  kitchen/bathroom cabinets at a fraction of the cost of replacement.  It also is a great way to update the look of a front door.

Do you know?

Exterior Painting season is here.  But finding a flattering color scheme can be a daunting task. To help reduce frustration when planning your exterior house painting project, here are some of the "ins and outs".  The beauty of your home begins with the right exterior color scheme.

     1.  Take into account objects that will not change, such as stonework-bricks-roofing

     2.  Take into account the color of your neighbors homes. You don't want to have the same color as the house across the street.  Also check with your neighborhood HOA, to see if there are any restrictions
3.  Evaluate the style of your home,  stay true to it's roots, you can't  turn a traditional home into a craftsman style with just paint.

     4.  Have a general idea as to the overall color, i.e.  Blue/green/browns/golds/grays

     5.  Generally go for 3 colors.  Choose between a light or dark base color.  Light color schemes tend to make a house stand
out from it's surroundings, while darker colors sometimes blend in better with nature.  The trim color is usually opposite the base in intensity      
      6.  Next decide if you want warm or cool tones.  Know that some colors fade more than others.
      7.  Choose an accent color.  Make sure it contrasts well with your base and trim color. Doors, shutters and architectural
details  look best with a well chosen accent color.

      8.  Don't be afraid to ask for professional help.  It's a small investment to make for something that you need to live with for a
  long time.

Do you know?
The Hunter Douglas "DRESS UP FOR SUMMER SALE"  is in full swing and the $500 tax credit is available through Dec. 2011 on Duette Architella. Keep your heating and cooling energy under control.
The more you buy,  the more you save!

-Save $100 on the purchase of 4 Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades ; Plus $25 off each additional unit.

-Save $100 on the purchase of 2 Silhouette Window Shadings; Plus $50 off each additional unit.

-Save $100 on the purchase of 1 Luminette Privacy Sheers or Modern Draperies; Plus $100 off each additional unit.

Hope this helps.
Patti Marvitz
Walls too Windows, Interior Design

 By appointment  360-687-5076