Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Finding the perfect front door paint






It's that time of year again. You want to cosy up the house, make sure the gardens ready for the winter.

It'll be time to put the wreath on the door soon, no better time to consider painting your front door before it gets too cold. 

There are so many colours to choose from and it can be quite a daunting prospect. 

Here are a few of my favourite picks... 

This has been created using "pidgeon" by Farrow and Ball. 

Such a lovely warm colour and contrasts perfectly with the stone walls.

The green of the plants compliments it very well too. 

                       

This has been created using one of my all time favourite paint colours. "Brinjal" by Farrow and Ball.

It contrasts so well with the white and green...perfect!

                                         

"Manor house grey" Farrow and Ball, a colour you can never go wrong with. 

It seems to suit most houses and colour schemes and it's a proper grey that doesn't look too cold. 

If you fancy a door that will "pop"...

                     


This bright red looks amazing in this setting and would suit most house. Very regal! 

"Rectory Red" by Farrow and Ball

Last but not least and one of my favourites...

                                   


This is "down pipe" by Farrow and Ball.
This doorway was created by Abigail Ahern.

The colour is so effective and strong. It's got the perfect density and adds a real style statement! 

Any colour would look great with this, some bright colour accessories would look fantastic with this and the green of some plants would compliment it perfectly. 

                         

                                                                  "Down pipe" 

Which colour would you choose for your door? 

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Creating the perfect chalkboard wall





Creating a chalkboard wall for your home is easier than you think. There are a lot of different paints to choose from.

You'll need to buy a "chalk" paint of good quality. I always use the Annie Sloan chalk paints. To create the blackboard effect then the Annie Sloan black chalk paint would be perfect.


Chalk paint has been used here in a very clean way. Great for a study or children's play area but can be adapted and used anywhere. I've seen fridges painted in chalk paint and as its so robust, it can be used anywhere.


You don't necessarily have to stick with black for your chalkboard wall either, any bright colour would look good or something that would fit into your colour scheme.


Here is a great example of a navy chalkboard wall from Paper Daisy Designs, The colour looks really effective and I love the use of the white frames on the navy background.


This is a great way of using the paint to create a really contemporary look. Love the black background with the pictures on. It really makes the pictures stand out.



You can get really creative with your chalk once you're done. Or rope an artistic friend in to help you. Look at these stunning bedrooms. A chalkboard wall would look great in any room.






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Friday, 1 November 2013

How to create today's bedroom look


So I stumbled across this...

                       

I love how this bedroom looks visually as a whole, even if I'm not really a fan off the bed setup. I still think it really works.

If you're lucky enough to have open brick walls, then this could easily work for you. If not then the tips on this feature can easily be adapted.

When I was searching for a gorgeous drop chandelier, I came across this...



This chandelier was from www.shopcandelabra.com and I think it's so unique and versatile, it would work perfectly in any bedroom, it gives that gorgeous fairy tale look without being too "cutesy" 

To get he effect of bathe piece of furniture in the room, you could easily do it yourself using Annie Sloan chalk paint. This piece of furniture looks as though it's been painted and distressed using blue and cream paint and chalk paint is absolutely ideal for this. Even if to you are new to painting, especially painting furniture. Annie Sloans paint is ideal..



With a great variety of colours to choose from. To get the effect of the piece of furniture in the picture. I would us "Provence" and "cream" 

Here are a couple of items that have been painted and restored using Annie Sloan paint.

                                

I have used this paint several times, I find it so easy and quick to use. I also do commission pieces from time to time. 

If you would like any more tips on anything I've featured today, please email me at BeauBoutiqueInteriors@gmail.com


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