Archives for June 2014

More Show house trends

Blue – There were many blue tones used throughout the house.  Some of the blues included dark shades like Benjamin Moore Bellbottom Blues, blueberry Hill, Fair Isle Blue, and Dark Harbor.  Lighter shades used were heaven on Earth, Breath of Fresh Air, Mystical Blue, and Blue Lace.

Accent colors – Benjamin Moore accent colors were Tropical Oasis, Perennial, Orange Froth, and Apples and Pears.

Large patterned prints, such as an embroidered bird designs and large florals, were noted on draperies in several rooms.

Geometric shapes – All shapes were popular on area carpets, ceilings, mirrors, pillows and furniture fabrics.  The Greek key design continued to be a popular accent and was seen everywhere!


black rug greek key mirror puzzle rug

Ceilings – Most ceilings were treated in some way.  There were designs, textures and various paint techniques.

ceiling swirlsceiling

Wall coverings – Wallpapers of all designs and textures were used throughout.  In the billiards room, the original wallpaper (now 100 years old) remained on the wall and was painstakingly restored.  It was in impeccable condition.

Next time, I will highlight some of my favorite rooms.