I came across a few really great DIY Paint projects that I thought would be fun to share. I’ve found over the years that doing design work for others or writing about here on ::Surroundings:: it has sapped my energy for rolling up my own sleeves and getting my hands dirty. So, I’m going to … Read more
The other day, a friend posted this gorgeous shot of some eggs that her neighbor had just dropped off, courtesy of their backyard chickens. The comments that ensued including the desire to repaint entire houses based on these colors. I mean, seriously, who IS a better decorator than Mother Nature? Apparently, no one is certain … Read more
Interior decorating is more and more becoming a technology based process. And this is all good when it comes to searching for resources (or designers!) that may not be right in our own back yards. But, there is a real problem with technology and picking paint colors. It just shouldn’t be left to computer screens, … Read more
PhillyOnline has republished an article I was interviewed for something like two years ago on painting stripes on walls. Click here to read it. Funny how these things float around!
So, as I posted last week, I’m planning the decorations of my new little cottage by the river which I’ve dubbed Nook Cottage (it’s in Rocky Nook). The bedroom is currently beige, which will not do! Luckily the landlord is fine with me painting. I suppose if he weren’t, I’d have to come up with … Read more
So, what do you think of Aloe? The color in SW’s infographic above seems very bright, too bright for most interiors. The color on my monitor is pretty unappealing. However, the color on a paint chip from my SW palette is a little more subtle – although I think still pretty loud for most interiors. … Read more
Many of us are familiar with Designers Guild’s colorful wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.But did you know they have a line of paints to complement their other products?Aren’t these colors luscious?!