Monticello Dining Room

When I visited Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson) in 2002, the Dining Room was this Wedgwood Blue. This photo is from my Monticello Guidebook. and now… the Monticello website says of the color on the walls: Color: Originally unpainted plaster, then “chrome yellow,” then wall-papered, then blue in the post-Jefferson era. Currently the walls [...]

Adding Color to Your Home #2

Adding color is a challenge at much is too much or too little; how much of the color do you want present in the room, a small amount or the whole room; how does it mesh with the furnishings and other colors present in the room?   Here are some examples of how to incorporate [...]

Adding Color to Your Home

In the last post, “Winter Photos”, I talked about incorporating color into your home.  I suggested using nature as your inspiration.  Here are a couple of ideas for using Sky Blue. The first is to paint your ceiling…isn’t it gorgeous!  The second is to use blue chairs. Painting walls isn’t the only way to add [...]

Snow White

Smuggler’s Notch, VT I love snow, do you?  As a matter of fact, I have used the Benjamin Moore color “Snow White” a couple of times lately.  Hmmm, this means something.   I love nature and love to use it inside as well.  What do you love about the outdoors? This may tell you what colors [...]

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