Thursday, April 24, 2014

Finishing Things Up.

Today I am going to go over a bit of paint colors, and some general suggestions, finishing up my overview of Lea's house.

After going through the photos of the house, I have a few general suggestions I wanted to make note of, and I have some paint colors to recommend. 

  • Currently, the trim (baseboards and window moulding) in the Family Room is stained, where as the trim in the rest of the house is painted white.  I would suggest that stained trim be painted to flow with the rest of the house.
  • Something to think about is to case (or apply wood moulding to) the doorways of the Dining Room and Family Room.  These are really better described as pass throughs rather than doorways, but as of right now, they are just drywall wrapped.  The best way to do this is to apply wood trim to either side of the pass through, and then continue the white trim color all the way around.  This will look like the pass through is clad with wood all the way around, but will save you time and money.   This photo of the Dining Room shows some of the pass throughs I am mentioning.

  • I would also recommend painting the stained pine wood wall paneling that is in some of the upstairs bedrooms and hallway.  As well as the window seat bench and the bit of unpainted paneling below it.  It appears as though someone started the project of painting the paneling, but did not take it to completion.  Here is a photo of one of the rooms with paneling.

  • One upstairs bathroom has black and white tile, and would really look great with a nice spa blue color on the walls. Here is the bath,

And here is a lovely spa blue color, Sherwin Williams SW7613 Aqua Sphere:

  • The downstairs a really presents a definite color scheme in with the tile. Short of ripping out all the tile, Lea will need to work with the yellow and black that is already established.  She should try to find a fabric that features the yellow and black with a cream or white.  This will allow for off-white or cream walls to make sense and tone down the drama of the black and yellow.  Another alternative is a fabric that is simply black and white/cream, like a graphic print or a toile.  Also, most of the fabrics I had noted in yesterday's post would also work in this bath.  Here is the bathroom,

And here is an example of a toile fabric.  This one is mostly black, but I really like the pattern,


  • Lea and I had discussed her desire to bring a grey or greige(grey beige) color through the house's main areas, so I am going to suggest a few. 
Sherwin Williams Repose Gray SW7015

Sherwin Williams Alpaca SW7022

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige SW7036
Sherwin Williams Popular Gray SW6071
I am also going to suggest that the light fixtures throughout the house be replaced, as well as the bathroom mirrors.  I hope to be able to find the time to do a post next week with some well priced light fixture selections for Lea.  Be sure to keep watching for it!

Hope this helps!  

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