A couple of the colors we chose on a consultation this morning. Problem: The home felt too dark and the homeowners were having a difficult time choosing paint colors that worked with their wood cabinets and trim. Solution: Start with lighting. Switch out warm incandescent bulbs with soft white and replace the amber glass pendants with fixtures that have white glass. We chose a main wall color with a LRV (light reflective value) of 83 - the previous tone was in the 40’s. Lastly, we played with contrast. Overall, many of the colors ran together, staying in the same value, and just matched from surface to surface. Incorporate contrast can update a space without making the change feel too trendy.
The POWER of White: It empowers you. Before electric light, using color on the walls was much more desirable. Soot from gas or candle light could be disguised much easier. In the 1930’s Titanium White was a new pigment - and painting your walls white meant you had sufficient means to keep them bright and clean. Color has an incredible impact on our psychology. It has the ability to shift our mood - just as music does - yet it works on a more subtle level and with more consistency over time. White is the full color spectrum of light being reflected back to you. You could say it’s like experiencing color at full power capacity! White is the Multivitamin of the color spectrum. A lot of us think of white as a ‘blank canvas’ - it holds the possibility of any expression you would like to exhibit. White walls are the best when you’re making a fresh start and are open to whatever life has to offer. White supports you - and even empowers you - to be all that you can be. Image Source: Kelly Hoppen's London Home @houseandgardenuk
I created a @society6 page - because making art is fun - and I like making art that makes me feel happy. Maybe some if it will make you happy, too! I linked to the shop on my website, or you can find it here: https://society6.com/jesmillerhome
Open your windows, y’all! #Repost @shuiservices ・・・ Open the window or the door let the trapped energy escape tales untold .
I curated this really great smudge blend with @wildlavenderlove last year and with all this down time I finally got around to sharing it with you!!! The blend is called ‘Restoration’ and it helps to shed those old emotional layers when you’re ready for a fresh start. The energetics in these herbs are lovely. It’s a gentle, nurturing balance that will clear our those stubborn energies we find ourselves deeply entangled with. Find them listed on my website. Much love! 💕
This is what choosing materials looks like around here. There’s always a little one close by to try out the goods!
This cute hand washing station that @deltafaucet posted cheered me up, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m a big fan of mixing the old and new, it tugs at my nostalgic heart. I’m slowly pulling out special items I’ve had packed away after our remodels. It’s the little things, for me, that make a happy home. 🏡 #Repost @deltafaucet ・・・ Wall-mounted faucets paired with vintage sinks are showing up strong in 2020, just like in this blush pink half-bath from @cryanbrandon. The pink walls contrast perfectly with the Matte Black Trinsic faucet and the “Let it go” picture on the wall might be one of the best possible pieces of art to finish off this space. Photography: @krisladeraphotography