Shannon Berrey

A rustic addition

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

These clients had added on to the back of their house. Beyond the sawhorses and plastic is the new part. This was the point that I entered the picture. It was a great open space with lots of natural light but all the light and the views in the living room, were not mixing nicely with the very pale yellowy-tan paint that the home owners had just covered their living room, dining room, TV area and kitchen walls in.

Your paint color is so, so important in design. We could have left the color alone, but then we would have selected all our fabrics, rugs, pillows and artwork to work with yellowy-tan. Not to mention that we were installing a rock fireplace which had no yellow undertones.  I feel strongly that people hire designers for their honesty, insight and judgement , not to simply 'hold-hands' or 'ok' decisions that they have already made. We decided that the color would work in the dining room and kitchen but the living room would be repainted a more neutral taupe--it worked beautifully.




These are obviously not professional photos. I have been really bad about taking pictures of past projects, but I am getting better!  I need to go back to get better pics--you can barely see the great banding with nailheads on the bottom edge of the Lee sofas or the yummy fabrics on the upholstered ottomans, or the handmade {from the potter down the street} lamp behind the sofa ...

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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