Featuring our last #PaintTipTuesday of the month of March, we’ll leave our readers with a touch of purple — the color of royalty, luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Purple can also relate to romanance and as well as femininity.
Meaning: “Purple in its darkest values (eggplant, for example) is rich, dramatic, and sophisticated. It is associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.” –Freshome.com
Where to use it: As there are so many variations of purple (as there is of every color!), each shade can depict a different tone and mood. So choosing where what shade to paint where can be totally dependent on personality. A pop of the color purple can go well in any room. Those looking for a more bold statement should stick with deeper purples while those looking for a light and whimsicle feel can seek out a lighter shade of the color.
We’ve chosen some of our favorites, but click each photo to check out our entire album dedicated to purple on Pinterest.
As much as we love the snow, it’s hard not to dream of a warm summer day, the breeze gently passing at the right moment, as you lounge on your favorite terrace with a cold drink in your hand.
This week, #PaintTipTuesday brings you some favorite photos from our Social Media Marketing Manager’s (Sagan!) Terrace board on her Pinterest Page. If you’re looking for ideas to give your terrace (or patio or back deck) a fresh look – adding a color-pop with paint or fabrics is easy as 1-2-3. Some of our favorites include turquoise, deep yellow, and soft blues along with many, many plants!
If you’re a city dweller it’s nice to surround your outdoor space with plants in order to give you a breath of fresh air in your concrete jungle. If you’re lucky to have your own backyard or garden, well, lucky you. Keep in mind that your outdoor space can be your sanctuary and your favorite ”room” in the house with just a few tweeks here and there.
‘Tis the season to head up to the mountains for a little weekend (or week!) getaway. And of course, even though we’re leaving our home — we still want to feel at home wherever we go.
We’ve made a list of things we’d like to see in our home away from homes . . . do they match what you wish to see??
1) Fireplace, Woodstove, Outdoor Firepit
2) Cozy, rustic kitchen
3) Cozy beds
4) Tough windows
5) Large decks
So, basically >> wood, wood, wood !
Being in the mountains and in the midst of the forest makes us even want our home to have that cozy feeling of being surrouned by wood floors, walls, furniture, and the smell of burning wood in the fireplace, woodstove, or outdoor pit!
Do you all feel the same?
Photos found on pinterest — from top to bottom, left to right:
1) via twinfarms.com
2) via fahrenheitstoves.com
3) via highest.heels.tumblr.com
4) via hookedonhouses.net
5) via indulgy.com
6) via digsdigs.com
7) via thefrisky.com
8) via vickeys-home.blogspot.com
9) via decoholic.com
10) via nely-bluehortensia.blogspot.com
11) via indulgy.com
12) via gallerihonshuset.blogspot.no
13) via Sherry Copeland
14) via locatiarchitects.com
15) via clipzine.me
Whether you’re a freelancer working from home or simply like an extra space to organize your things, you’ll love some of these inspirations we’ve found floating around the web!
1. Keep it fresh + open!
Keeping your workspace filled with natural light and bright colors will help give you that extra motivation to get to the office every day. Natural light will leave you feeling more awake and focused as opposed to a dark and unnatural lit setting.
2. Use those nooks!
Even if you don’t have an extra room to convert into an office, try making use of those small spaces and get organized. Convert an under the stairway area to a great place to work and organize your books, papers, etc. for an out of the way office space.
3. Decorate the walls
Making your office feel creative can help inspire those juices to flow every day. Decorating your office will give that space your unique touch and make your workspace more comfortable on even your most stressful days.
Photos collected via Pinterest and can be found in our “Office Space Decor” board!
Photos from top to bottom >>
1) via abeautifulmess.com
2) via centsationalgirl.com
3) via apartmenttherapy.com
4) via howtodecorate.com
This holiday season, Exeter Paint + A Beautiful Room have teamed up to bring you over $100 savings in paint products and professional design expert advice as well as a chance to give back to the community!
Step 1: Bring in 4 Non Perishable Food Items to either Exeter Paint or Exeter Paint West anytime from December 3rd to December 23rd. Donations will be made to Cross Roads in Portsmouth, N.H.
Step 2: The gift for you! 4 Cants for 4 Cans Holiday Promo! Once you’ve donated your canned goods, we’ll give you 4 GALLONS OF INTERIOR WALL PAINT and A 1 HOUR In Home Color Consultation with Nina from A Beautiful Room ~ over a $300 value for only $99.00 !!
Step 3: Schedule your In Home Color Consultation with Nina today!
* give yourself a little holiday gift *
Ever feeling creative and want to try painting your own wall art? Take some inspiration from this guy (martinus via Imgur) who took it upon himself to add some pizazz to his boring kitchen wall.
Follow his journey below through his photos revealing his how to diy secrets! And if you’re still not inspired to take on this project — come in to Exeter Paint to check out the wall decals we have availble for you to choose from to add to your plain walls!
Have those DIY projects all over the internet struck an interest? Repainting furniture to give it some new life? Adding chalk paint to old plant pots to make them look fresh and flashy?
Today to give us some more online inspiration is photographer, Lauren Sawyer, from Westbrook, Maine. Along with telling us how she got into creating her own furniture, she has shared photos of her gorgeous final products!
When you started repainting furniture, how did you go about finding pieces and where did you get your inspiration from?
When I first started using Pinterest.com, I aquired a desire to re-do and create my own unique pieces of furniture. I went right to Goodwill and Salvation Army and found a bunch of cheap pieces that had the potential to be re-done and made into masterpieces! As the weather got warmer, I started to hit yard sales . . . This is where the hidden treasures are!
So, get out there! Head over to your Goodwill, Salvation Army and any last fall inspired yard sales to make some beautiful masterpieces like Lauren’s below! And then pop into Exeter Paint or Exeter Paint West for those new paint colors . . .
Check out her Lauren Sawyer Photography Facebook page and her Instagram account @lauren_sawyer for more beautiful wedding photos, senior portraits and landscapes!