Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fabulous Color at the Fabulous Fox Theater

 Fox Theater Lobby

 If you look closely to the right side of the picture you'll see a banner for the teen band Big Time Rush concert.  While it wasn't a play or traditional theater production that brought me to the Fox Theater in Detroit this past Saturday evening, I enjoyed taking in the beauty of the restored building. (The concert was a fun night out  with my daughter too!) 

Elephant head centered above the proscenium. Speakers are hidden behind the quatre-foil shaped censer.

While most homes do not tend to have this ornate of detail, it will hopefully help you think twice of ignoring your pan, tray, or step ceiling. 

Do you have a ceiling you would like to see in something other than white?  Give me a call for a consultation


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kitchen ReDesign

The timing and budget finally came together for a kitchen makeover!  It's not a full makeover, but it looks different and new. 

The oak finished cabinets had lived their full potential in this colonial style house.  While there is still a distinct family room, kitchen, and dining room the freshly painted cabinets give the kitchen a feeling of more space and a softer look.

Here's the 'before'

While there wasn't dated hardware to deal with, the orange undertone of the oak finish didn't meld in with the change from traditional to transitional style in the rest of the house.

Benjamin Moore's Advance worked wonders to give the cabinets a facelift.  The latex/oil hybrid levels out beautifully! 

Here's the 'after'

After weeks of comparing three off-white/gray colors the winner was Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter HC-172

Have a project that seems too over whelming?  Call in a color professional to consult on the what and whys of the space and colors that will change it to one you love.  Click here for my contact info!  Look forward to working with you.