2 Jan

Getting organized in a colorful way…

Getting organized is one of the most common resolutions for the New Year. It’s true, creating an organized home can make your day to day life more pleasant and efficient.  Whether you are dreaming of a more organized home office, pantry or a playroom take one room at a time and make it fun—by adding a pop of color!

Kick off good study habits for the year with an organized desk and personalize the space with a great color on the walls.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Castleton Mist #HC-1.

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Photo: Container Store

Keep you pantry tidy with a great shelving system.  Using the same color for the pantry, as in the kitchen, makes it feel like an extension of the room.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s San Fernando Sunshine #360.

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Photo: Container Store

Clear storage boxes make it easy for kids to find what they need in this colorful playroom closet.  Finish it of with a bright color like this orange.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Bronze Tone #2166-30.

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Photo: Container Store

Having a place for every thing is what makes this laundry room work.  Make your laundry room more pleasant to use with a great paint color.  This shade of blue is both soothing and cheerful.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Sonoma Skies #737.

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Photo: Container Store

Our decorators at Debsan can help you select the perfect color for your project.  You can even test your colorsbefore you buy, with our Rent-a-quart program.  Just take a quart of any color home and try it, to determine if the color is right for you.  No cans to throw away, just return it to us.  It’s the best way to get the right color every time.

To find the perfect colors for your home, come to Debsan—our decorators will be happy to assist you…Debsan Decorating

 

19 Oct

Design Trend – Wallcovering on the ceiling

We’re loving the latest design trend on Pinterestwallpaper on the ceiling!  To pull this off choose your room carefully.  This works best in homes with higher ceilings defined by recesses or molding.  Do not use a floral or grand pattern, it will be too overwhelming.  Stick with a simple pattern, solid, or metallic paper like in the rooms below…

The simple geometric pattern used here gives this elegant bath some unexpected interest.

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Photo: Pinterest

 

This room uses color on the ceiling as an accent.  Try this technique using a pearlescent paper for a soft glow.

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Photo: Pinterest

 

The gold metallic paper used here coordinates nicely with the colors in the room, giving the room an more finished look.

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Photo: New England Home

 

To achieve one of these looks, try some our favorite metallics and small prints…

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8 Jul

Three great colors to try in your home

With thousands of colors available, selecting paint colors for your home can be intimidating.  Some homeowners may play it safe and just pick one color throughout, while others are more open to color.  Their most common mistakeselecting paint colors that are too bright.  For a sure thing, try one of these soft hues…

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Photo: Benjamin Moore Cream Fleece, Pinterest

A warm neutral, like Benjamin Moore’s Cream Fleece, is a perfect choice to connect rooms of different colors, making it a popular choice for foyers and hallways.  It’s often selected as a paint color for new construction, used throughout the entire home.

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Photo: Benjamin Moore Silver Crest, Pinterest

A soft blue, like Benjamin Moore’s Silver Crest, has universal appeal.  This calm and relaxing color is a popular choice for bedrooms, bathrooms and more.

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Photo:  Benjamin Moore Conventry Gray,  Pinterest
Photo: Benjamin Moore Conventry Gray, Pinterest

For a deeper shade, try Benjamin Moore’s Coventry Gray.  Its blue/green undertone gives the room a bit of soft color.  A beautiful choice for a bedroom or living room.

To find the perfect colors for your home, come to Debsan—our decorators will be happy to assist you…Debsan Decorating

22 May

Wallpaper is back

Wallpaper has changed over the years.  Since its quiet departure, manufacturers have developed wallpaper that is easier to use and now have the ability to produce a wider range of patterns and textures.  For a generation that’s not afraid of color, today’s patterns are vibrant.  However, these patterns have been subdued using tone-on-tone or two-tone color techniques, resulting in a more polished look.  Yes, wallpaper is backwith some sophisticated styles!

Photo: Jenny Baines
Photo: Jenny Baines

Geometric patterns are a chic choice, often used to add interest to a room.  A popular look today is to use a geometric pattern on one wall as an accenttypically done in a living room, dining room, or bedroom.

 

Photo: Thibaut
Photo: Thibaut

Damask patterns are popular as well, often selected for their regal feel and richness in color.  Large scale patterns like this one are best used as an accent wall, so not to overwhelm the room.

 

Photo: Thibaut
Photo: Thibaut

Textures are back too.  Available in an array of colors and textures, grasscloth is a beautiful choice for nearly any room.  Often used in combination with wainscot paneling for a foyer or dining room, grasscloth meets today’s demand for simplicity and elegance.

 

Photo: Thibaut
Photo: Thibaut

Even animal prints have been refined, now available in more subtle neutrals. A perfect choice for a stylish sitting room, powder room or dressing room. The wide variety of patterns available today have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a subtle pattern or a geometric with a modern edge, there are plenty of choices available!

To find the perfect wallcovering for your home, come to Debsan—our decorators will be happy to assist you…Debsan Decorating