Looking for a fresh look?
Color can be a major game-changer for your home.
The photos below may appear familiar to you for they first appeared in the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I produced and styled this feature along with Connecticut interior designer, Ann Rae. Ann applies color in unique ways. The blue color she used on her home's front door is an inviting and fun eye-catching element which suggests the extraordinary use of color to be found once inside her home!
Interior Designer Ann Rae in front of her home in Connecticut.
Style Idea: Add Painted Chairs
First, we went to the Warren, Rhode Island based O&G Studio to purchase their fabulous and colorful Fox Point Windsor Chairs in this vibrant finish (below). Unfortunately, the chair wasn't available for our shoot. http://www.oandgstudio.com
Solution: Let's Make The Chairs Ourselves
I shopped for 4 mismatched Windsor style chairs and found them at thrift, consignment and junk shops. The day before the photo-shoot my assistant, Monica and I went to work in Ann's garage to paint the chairs.
... and After!
Day-To-Day StylingI found the blue vase (above) at a local shop and then added a floral arrangement which we made from Ann's garden.
Create a strong and colorful focal-point by adding a unique element such as the vase seen in the photo above. Change the appearance weekly with a different variety of fresh flowers.
It's Amazing What A Fresh Coat Of Paint Can do!