A Vision Nobody Else Can See!

Do you feel like you don’t have enough space in your home anymore? Do you feel like you have to move? Pay a bigger mortage?

It really won’t have to come down to that. We promise.

Let Nina from A Beautiful Room work her magic and help you see what she can see. It’s a simple raising of a ceiling or taking down a wall and adding smart and stylish storage to help give you the space you need . . . and deserve. Nina believe that one her strong sides as a designer is being able to see things that home owners can’t quite envision without her help:  “I can look at something and create a whole new look by just tweaking it a bit.”

Her latest project shows us just that — take an old, stuffed closet; a useless wall; and a tiny mudroom. Can you even believe the results?

“With three young daughters it was important to give the family the space they needed,” shared Nina. “I took down the wall where the closet was to open up the space, lifted the ceiling — there was an unused crawlspace upstairs — and added the mudroom shelving and cubbies for the girls.”

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New tile was installed on the floors by G&N Flooring
Color: Mesa Verde Tan by Benjamin Moore via Exeter Paint Stores
Lighting Chandelier & Four Recessed Lights in Ceiling by West Elm
Contractor, Carpentry, and Painting by Olde School Renovations, LLC — Alan Gay, highly recommened.

Beautiful Kitchens

We’re a little obsessed with kitchens and pinterest helps us fill this craving! <<Check out our pinterest page, if you already haven’t!>>

Below are some Kitchens we have added to our Beautifl Kitchen pinterest board — tell us what you think! Do you like to see more brick, wood, or stainless steel in your kitchens?

Want to recreate any of these gorgeous photos in your own home? Call Nina McCarthy @ A Beautiful Room, LLC to schedule a consultation today: +1-603-770-1535

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Are you proud of your kitchen? Send us up to three photos of your beautiful kitchens to be featured on the blog AND on our pinterest page under Beautiful Kitchens! 

You may send us photos via Facebook or to itsmorethanjustpaint@gmail.com

As our lives evolve, so should our interiors

Your home should be a reflection of your lifestyle and tell the ongoing story of the people who reside there.  As our lives evolve, so should our interiors . . .

When people move into their homes they decorate and paint and hang window treatments. Then the years go by and it is easy to leave things as they are.  Soon enough, your home becomes dated.  The window treatments are dated and the colors reflect on years past. With just a punch of color and texture and a new set of window treatments your home can be transformed!

 Here are three great examples of rooms transformed and updated

 For more information, visit Nina in person at Exeter Paint on 75 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH; Facebook @ A Beautiful Room, LLC; and her website www.abeautifulroominteriors.com 

Question + Answer with Nina McCarthy

As part of a fun interview held with Nina McCarthy of A Beautiful Room, LLC – located within the walls of Exeter Paint, I give you a sneak peek at some Q+A with the Norwegian-American interior decorator herself.

Full story to be featured later – keep an eye out for the links, readers! 

Question: How did you end up at Exeter Paint? 
Nina: All these years I’ve been working out of my house. I talked to Nicole and told her this is what I’m thinking and she said, “Well, why don’t you just work out of here? I’d love to have you here. You can help with color consultations, clients coming in . . .”

For the last 10 years it’s just been escalating and escalating. Now I’m here, working out of this space and I’m crazy busy.

The key thing is that I have networked myself with all these different people. I’m building relationships with these different people. We give each other jobs. I feel like every single person I’ve met along the way has helped me to get where I am today.

And you learn to trust yourself. I also worked two jobs for the longest time. I’ve been waiting on tables for 25 years more or less. But now I just do this fulltime.

Question: When did you make the plunge to fulltime Interior Decorator?
Nina: One year ago. I made a decision one night saying “if I’m going to make this work, it’s do or die. I’m going to just give this 110%” And when I didn’t have that extra income to fall back on you just go with it . .

When you’re good at something, don’t worry about the money, the money will come. But you can’t spread yourself too thin. And that’s what I was doing. I was constantly working at the restaurant and doing this (interior decorating) during the day and it was crazy. And I didn’t give this as much attention as it needed. I knew I had it all along.

Question: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Nina: The look on my clients faces when I’m done. Absolutely by far.  Janice Page – ABC Family project – I didn’t even know her that well, I just visited her house a couple of times and saw what they had and she gave me a budget. So I just went out, went shopping and instead of painting their walls, I just put everything together. Reuse and recycle. If I can just tweak it, I’ll do that. If I can spray paint it, I’ll do that. And I remember she came home after I was done and she like, “oh my god you are so great!” with big hugs.

So yes, definitely, that’s the most rewarding. Their approval, their outburst, and excitement about their new space. Because this is their home, and when you go into someone’s home you have to tread very carefully and be very respectful.

Question: Favorite magazine / website on design?
Nina: New England Design, Viranda, and Architectural Digest

Question: If money were no limit, what would you design?
Nina: A boarding school. A place landmark. On the ocean. A school for troubled kids or something like that. I could take from all my expertise and really make it a comfortable space for them. With bright colors and fun design. And probably within that school have a room where I can teach them about textures and colors because its all about touch and feel.

More from Interior Decorator, Nina McCarthy, to be posted soon. For more information, visit Nina in person at Exeter Paint on 75 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH; Facebook @ A Beautiful Room, LLC; and her website www.abeautifulroominteriors.com