Friday, July 31, 2015

Accent Walls: How To

Have you ever decorated a room in your home and felt something was missing? Pictures are hung, your throw pillows are matching splendidly and your rug and couch are perfect together… but still something is missing. May I suggest an accent wall? I know what you're thinking, ‘accent walls were so last year’. But that’s not true! Accent walls are still alive and making stunning appearances in rooms around the US. Here are some bulleted guidelines on how to choose a color and where to place it.
  • Pick a wall that your eye automatically gravitates towards. When you walk into the room absent minded, where is the first wall you eye goes towards? That’s your focal point.
  • OR… pick a wall that needs a little TLC. Do you have a side mini area that feels neglected? Choose a bright version of your accent color and paint it only on that wall. Add a ultra modern picture gallery and now the neglected wall shines like all the others.
  • Why not the ceiling be your accent wall? Dark colors make the room feel cozy and more intimate. Great for tall ceilings or a dining room.
  • Color choices? The general rule is to go two shades darker then your overall color. Look at the color strip with you overall color and go up two shades.
  • OR… Choose a super fun contrast color that will bring out your accents in the room!
Here are some of our projects where we have incorporated accents walls.

Need more inspiration? Just type in accent wall in your search engine and it will give you countless ideas!

Have a great time painting your walls! Send us pictures of your accent wall and be featured in our next article! Or, if you are in need of our services, we would LOVE to come see your home! 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Before and After... A Home Gets a Face Lift

We love a good before and after picture, especially when it involves a home that just needed a little TLC. Located in Centennial, Colorado, this house got a total head to toe make over before it was put up on the market. We were brought into this flip when it was already in progress. This home felt like a throwback to the 1970’s and was in desperate need to be brought into 2015!

Bathrooms were completely gutted and redesigned. A free standing shower with a decorative tiled border keeps the space open while offering some privacy. 

The fireplace was resurfaced in a stacked stone that contains beautiful beiges of all tones. From floor to ceiling, this focal point is a great visual that can be seen from almost every angle on the main floor.

The kitchen was completely reconfigured to be more user friendly. We had the chance to pick out a gorgeous travertine floor tile, another bold stacked stone for the backsplash to compliment the refreshed tones in the whole house.

The exterior paint color is always the most fun. The tired brown siding and dated stone work was removed because it was not helping this home in any way aesthetically  We stuccoed around the front entry for a clean look, added a beautiful half moon window for more natural light, and switched up the color to a warm gray that gave an instant facelift! Adding the red door makes everyone feel welcomed and can be easily spotted from the street.


We can’t wait to continue working with this team. They really are changing Denver one house at a time and we are honored to be apart of it.


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