Amazon Prime Day - Best Deals for Home
Monday is Amazon Prime day and I am planning on shopping those deals! The first thing to take advantage of this is signing up for Amazon Prime if you haven't yet. It's the only way to get the full discount. What does Amazon Prime Cost - well it's free for 30 days - Just click the link below to start your trial.
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Prime Day started back in 2015. It was a day-long sale celebrating Amazon's 20th anniversary, and a fun gift to the millions of Prime subscribers. The sale was so successful that Amazon made it an annual event, and it's been getting bigger and bigger ever since. And, instead of waiting until November - they have added this sale in July.
So, what are the most popular items for you home that will be on sale Monday?
Amazon Echo Dot for $35, it was $50! - https://amzn.to/2uztlXz
I am not sure if this rug will be on sale or not, but I've got my eye on it! Safavieh Evoke Collection EVK256C Vintage Oriental Blue and Ivory Area Rug (5'1" x 7'6") https://amzn.to/2L7aldf
How cute is this guy? I might just add him to my list for some color in our basement...https://amzn.to/2LdGxvt
Want to listen to your favorite design books? You can get two free here! - https://amzn.to/2zGbTq3
Oh! And these are on the list to put in my basement! Peel & Stick Rustic Reclaimed Barn Wood Paneling, Real wood, Rustic Wall Planks - Easy Installation (1 SQUARE FOOT) - https://amzn.to/2NhPfpE
I will be buying more Fusion Mineral paint for my next furniture painting project - https://amzn.to/2ulpDS4
Glittered walls?! Yes please, I think I'll add this, just to try out! Rust-Oleum 323858 Glitter Interior Wall Paint, Quart, Sterling Silver -https://amzn.to/2NPxzmx
And last (BUT NOT LEAST), this book is on my list! The Secret Lives of Color https://amzn.to/2Niaact
Let me know if you were able to take advantage of this awesome day of sales - there are so many out there so please let me know if you found something I should share!
One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your home exterior is to paint your front door. I am about to change the color of my front door from bronze to RED - but I still haven't pulled the paint brush out yet! I am a little nervous... so to give me a boost of confidence and make sure I am painting my door the best color, I am sharing different door colors with you today and hopefully it will give you some painting ideas too!
I love love this one, I mean really, what is not to love about this deep rich color. It is similar to Sherwin Williams Oceanside (2018 color of the year) and Benjamin Moore Hidden Sapphire. I also see this color being similar to Homestead Blue Fusion Mineral paint with a black glaze over the top. Just the color I will be painting my son's side table this week.
Black is classic and it almost always works. Especially when it is painted in a high gloss paint. Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is a very popular color for black, as is Black Beauty from Benjamin Moore.
Navy. Navy. Navy, everyone loves it! It looks wonderful with brick and can create a nice color entry to a home. Hale Navy is a dark classic navy you can't go wrong with.
Green is perfect for spring front doors, I see this color being in a french country home surrounded by lavender and teal... oh, just like this beautiful entry photo above! What a beautiful door and color, who would have thought a color named dill would be so beautiful!
Wedgewood gray, one of my favorite colors (it's in my bedroom!). It is a soothing gray / green color that transports you back to the beach. Pair it with white and navy shake siding- Perfect!
How fun is this coral front door? Coral Reef from Sherwin Williams , a color that transports you to the ocean. It looks great on a front door to create a playful entry way.
Red is a bold yet classic front door. It grabs your eye and says WELCOME HOME! A really nice color with a white and black house, but really goes well with a lot of homes.
Last but not least is yellow. I love yellow and I keep going back to yellow from the red for my front door. Look how great it looks hear with the gray paint! Such a fun happy color, who wouldn't feel welcomed here?
So that rounds up my selection of best front door colors, Colors that will pop and welcome guests and have the neighbors wanting to say hi. Of course there are many other colors but these are colors I have recommended to clients in the past and if they work with your siding and fixed elements of your home they can add personality to your home. Now run, don't walk to your paint store and grab one of these beauties to update your front door, and I'll share mine when I paint it too!
If you want to add a color pop to your home and still don't know which color works best, contact me for a virtual color consultation and I will be happy to help!
I recently helped a client choose pavers hardscape and a fire pit rock for her exterior. We originally met at her home where I helped her choose colors for her exterior. Here is her home and the colors that she is using to update her house.
NEW COLORS: Tin Lizzie for the body and Natural Choice for the trim
With all that busy stone, she needed extra help in choosing the pavers leading up to her home and wrapping the hardscape around to make a patio in her back yard. She was overwhelmed with color choice, style and texture so she asked if I could help.
Yes, more than paint, I help with color with other finishes such as exterior design all the time! Her options were not vast, but there were a few things we narrowed down before settling on the perfect paver. 1) Size - we determined she needed a larger paver because her kiddos would be riding their bikes and playing on them in the back yard, they also needed to be 2) texture- smooth for the kids to play and for chairs and table to sit one, both of these (size and texture) also came into play when discussing going along a small hill leading to her back yard and 3) color! - This needed to blend well with her current stone on her house (above) with has a lot of color and variation.
We also got to choose a large onyx stone from Arizona - this will be used to make a fire pit like this!
Here is the final stone we chose, Pavestone Vintage Antiqued Winter Blend, the most difficult part of the process what that the labeling for the stone was not clear, and they almost sold her the wrong one - so take note of this when shopping for pavers
1) think of the functionality of the stone - will it be used for activities and need to have a smooth almost solid looking surface
2) Texture - bumpy stone or rigit edged stone will not do well with small let chairs
2) Color- take into consideration the color of your home, plus any stone or brick to make sure it creates a cohesive look and feel.
Hi guys! I am excited to share with you my office space with you. I also have a few links to where you can purchase these items if your looking to create a similar space in your home or office.
I started out by checking out Ikea to find the perfect desk. I was fortunate to find this large, white melamine table top on clearance. (always looking for a deal)- and grabbed this one up for under $20! It is the Linnmon white table top that retails for $45, not sure why it was on sale- looks great to me. I work out of my home when I am not out and about in clients homes and need a space to spread out. I also do a lot of art and crafting so a large tabletop was a must!
Next I found the base for the desk. One side had all drawers and another is a file cabinet with drawers. Both are different versions of the Alex drawer unit also from Ikea.
The artwork I found on Etsy.com, with the option to download and print. This type of art work is an affordable way to add color and style to your space. I purchased them from BlueSkyWhimsy's shop. The hardest part of choosing art is deciding which you like, so many great options out there. Oh, and the frames on the artwork are from Michaels.
I love these cork boards I found on Amazon.com, you can find a similar one for sale here. I am always using notes and color swatches so these cork boards from Craft your space are a great office tool. (Your Color Consultant is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com)
My chair is so soft and comfortable! I found it at Costco, and if your a member it is the Uline chair. It moves up and down, which is good for me since Im so short, lol.
And I saved the best for last! Paint color!!!! I wanted to get away from gray and add some warmth to the space, so I decided on Loggia from Sherwin Williams. My office is also in the basement so it tends to be a little cooler so visually I like the warm, neutral color that Loggia provides.
TaDa! The final office. I really like the white space so I can work with colors on it and keep my mind clear when working on color consultations. Please let me know what you think!
Selling a home is tough. It can be stressful. It can take months if not done correctly. That's why I've teamed up with my friend Emily from Come on Home Colorado to share with you tips to get your home ready to sell. We will be sharing tips via video that I will share with you on Facebook. (If your not Following me on Facebook, you can do so here).
In a 2017, Zillow analyzed photos of more than 32,000 homes sold in the U.S. to see how paint colors might have affected the price. Here are the results:
I typically use neutrals to stage a home to sell, but it seems that blue is still America's favorite color and reflected in that study. Don't discount either one of those colors, here are a few photos to help you visualize colors to use in specific rooms when getting ready to sell.
Kitchen: White and Blue Cabinets like Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore
Bathroom: a tranquil blue like Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray
Living Room: A soft greige like Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams
Exterior: A warm greige like Perfect Greige from Sherwin Williams
Front Door: A Charcoal like Charcoal Slate from Benjamin Moore
IC: HGTV Fixer Upper
So if your thinking of selling, try painting your home the colors suggested above! I also help with occupied staging and of course colors onsite or virtually so feel free to contact me for help on getting ready to sell!
Its been a busy week here but I was able to squeeze in a free color consultation for my friend Emily. She was the one who replied and entered into the contest! Since she is local, I was able to do an onsite color.
Emily is looking to upgrade her cabinets, but doesn't want to break the bank with buying new ones, so she has decided to paint; now to narrow down the colors! She really liked the idea of two colors and sent me an inspiration piece you can see in this post. After looking at her beautiful quartz, we narrowed it down to Analytical Gray from Sherwin Williams for her upper cabinets, and Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore for her lowers. You can see here why they both work, the warm greige and dark gray both run through the countertops. This is a great tip when choosing colors for cabinets, work with your fixed elements.
We also filmed a bit, but the video is a bit blurry.. you can check it out here on my Facebook Page.
Here inspiration came from this beautiful home on Zillow, with the dark cabinets above and light color below. Isn't it stunning?
Oh, and why we are talking cabinet colors, I wanted to introduce you all to Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac paint. It is stunning! Check it out... this image if from Shearer Painting in Seattle, one of the top painters using this paint in the country. Isn't it gorgeous!
Many thanks to Emily for providing her home and kitchen for this color consultation, and thank you for taking time to visit! - Kelly
IC: Ballard Designs
The perfect color to update both your moldings and your kitchen cabinets, Benjamin Moore's White Dove is classic, clean and bright. White without being boring, this soft shade is a popular choice in traditional, southern, and craftsman homes.
It has a ever so slight warm finish, making it a great choice for kitchen cabinets. It pairs well with warm greige colors (such as Sherwin Williams accessible beige) and it is a great choice when someone is looking for a white that is clean and crisp with out feeling sterile.
As whites become more popular main colors, its best to go with one with a little personality. White Dove provides that. A stand alone white that can hold up to dark woods and granite with out looking washed out.
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