I’m Working On It

May 28, 2011

Clients are building this waterfront home and we are in the throes of choosing tiles, cabinets, lighting, paint colors and furniture.  I love this part of the process when colors, textures, and finishes all start coming together.  This work is a challenge because the clients want something that feels modern, but all of their previous homes are traditional/historic and there is not many reference points to modern in their lives… So my mantra has been and will continue to be, simplify… simplify, simplify!

As mentioned in my White Kitchen post back on May 14th, these clients are using Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring.  The sample in the image above is the final color, and it really sets the tone for the entire house.  I love the greys and taupes that add the dimension to this subtle White Oak….  It’s got so many beautiful colors to work off with!  We are using Grant Beige on the walls in the livingroom, it’s a puttyish brown with green and grey tones.  The water view will really pop with this rich wall color.


And, here are some samples of the tiles and stone we are using in bathrooms.  The stone under the paint samples on the right is Emperador Light a marble, it’s going in an upstairs bath cut in 12″ x 24″ tiles.  The very small tile on the left, on top of the paint samples, is called sisal.  We are using it as the flooring in the master bath.  It’s also 12″ x 24″.   We found most of our tile at Discover Tile at the Boston Design Center, the perfect one-stop-shop for tile and stone… and the girls there couldn’t be nicer.


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