Earlier today, I showed you the impressive before and after pics from Bollare's office renovation. However, I only teased you with one of many photos of the gorgeous space. When Bollare, a full service fashion, beauty, and lifestyle public relations firm located in West Hollywood, CA, decided that it was time to move its office, the company turned to Green Tangerine to help transform the raw space into something both fab and green.To find out more about the transformation and to see many photos of the space, read more
Two weeks ago, Maebyfunke asked me for advice on painting her bedroom to match her new DwellStudio Regency Bedding. I advised her to try a soft color, such as a cool, blueish green or a warm, pale yellow.
Well, Maebyfunke made quick work of repainting her bedroom. Here's how her bedroom looked before she started painting. Curious as to see what color she ended up with? Find out when you read more
When I painted my apartment last year, I went with Benjamin Moore paint because they seem to have the most vibrant colors and the paint is high quality too. And now they want to make that vibrancy accessible — iPhone-accessible.
The new ben Color Capture iPhone App (which will be available in the App Store on June 1 for free) lets you take a photo of anything you're around, and the app will show the closest matching colors in the Benjamin Moore catalog — there are over 3,300, so it should be easy to get a pretty dead-on match.
Shake the phone when your matches come up, and it'll give you coordinating colors for your new palette, and once you're convinced these are your home's new hue, it'll use the phone's GPS to find the nearest retailers with the Moore paint.
How's that for decorating on the go?
Thanks again for your awesome recommendations for Mansour Modern rug lookalikes. I actually have another question for you! I am totally in love with gray walls with white trim, especially the gray on the walls of every Banana Republic store I've walked into! I have tried to replicate this color (which is sort of a medium putty-ish gray) without any luck. Every gray I choose ends up being too blue, too purple, or too dark, and nowhere near what I see in the stores. I tried contacting customer service but I doubt this is in their area of expertise. Do you have any idea how we can find out the actual paint color? Thanks — you're a doll!
It seems that everything we use these days causes us to worry. The air, plastic bottles, painted toys, etc. So when it comes to painting your walls, you do not want heavy paint fumes.
Joining the green movement is Benjamin Moore with their eco-friendly paint, Eco Spec. The paint is low odor and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compouds). If you are pregnant or have kids, it is recommended that you let someone else paint your house so you can get out of the house and avoid the fumes altogether. If you're going to be stubborn and do it yourself, like I did, then definitely use a safer product like Eco Spec and know that you're helping to preserve our ozone while beautifying your home!
While you're all picking out your perfect paint color, be sure to check out the 21 trendy shades from Benjamin Moore's 2008 Color Trend Report. (Thanks to 2 Modern for the tip.) First, here are the big winners, a.k.a. Benjamin Moore's Hot Color picks. I really love the Peacock Feathers and the Split Pea, though I'm not sure I'm feeling the hot pink trend.
As for the other shades, the paint maker splits this year's trends into three groups that veer toward opposite extremes: gentle and neutral versus rich and deep. Modern Tranquility is made up of whispery, beachy shades; Organic Comforts take cues from nature; and Pure Opulence just looks indulgent. I think my favorites below are French Violet and Sulfer Yellow; in fact, I'd love to see that color combination used in a room. What do you think?