Hi and Happy Monday to you! Lots happening this week including several client projects starting, new Spring merchandise arriving, and big house details finalizing. I hope you had a great weekend?! I was away for a couple of days. Feeling so blessed to have the best girlfriends in the entire world. And that Advil was invented.
While I was gone, a friend and I were walking and window shopping when we came upon this city bench lined with yellow roses. No thorns or leaves. People walking by just left them as is. Such a stunning and symbolic gesture, it took my breath away. I wonder if someone was trying to tell someone they are really sorry.
The floors are still being installed and the master bathroom tile is being grouted, so there aren't any completed photos of either yet. The one thing that did happen and is very exciting is the entry ceiling was installed! There will eventually be hardware on the trusses to look like they are actually supporting the roof rather than just decorative. Tongue and groove cedar was used for the ceiling.
In about a week, the painters will start on the interior. Up to six colors selections were included in the bid. They lucked out. I only picked one - white. The house was all white before -- even the floors were painted the same color as the walls which were Atrium White by Benjamin Moore. It's my favorite all-purpose white with warm pinkish tones. I prefer it to yellowish whites like Linen White or bluish whites like Decorator's White.
Despite loving Atrium White, I decided to walk on the wild side and go with a different shade this time. I chose Dove White. We shall see...
Lest you think I am a color phobe, hear me out. White is the best backdrop for EVERYTHING and makes all objects that are against it even more vibrant. This applies to walls and art, house exteriors and flowers, dishes and food, sheets and bodies.
Ok, now for some color... Remember my post about Martin the cabinet maker extraordinaire who did my kitchen cabinets in Seattle and who is doing them for me again for this house? Anyway, he's loading the truck today, heading to California tomorrow and will be here Wed to begin installing!!! So what does that have to do with color? The cabinets and island are not white!
The cabinets will be Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. It's a beautiful brownish gray. The countertop material is Calacatta Gold marble which has streaks of gray and tan that will tie in with the cabinet color.
Here's a photo of Revere Pewter on the cabinets and walls.
The island will be painted Silhouette by Benjamin Moore.
Will share it all with you on Wed!
In the meantime, have a great couple of days and enjoy the nice, long evenings!