Secrets of an Interior Designer


Using Paint to Spruce Up Your Home

Using paint is a great way to spruce up your home.  Not only is it inexpensive and readily available, but there are endless color options to choose from for any particular project.  One great way to bring paint and color into a space is to paint the ceiling.  Check out these beautiful rooms – we love how elegant each room is, as the painted ceiling brings a sense of style to an otherwise simple space and balances the patterned floor.


Love to bargain shop?  Check out these amazing chairs found at a New York City flea market and revamped by designer Eddie Ross.  All they needed was a little “tlc”, paint, and new fabric ~ stunning!  We love mixing antique and vintage furniture with new pieces for an eclectic and original look.  If you’re in the market for some “new” furniture, let us know and we’ll help you create that special piece!

On your flea market hunt, don’t forget to look for great lighting that can be revamped.  Check out these chandeliers that have been spray painted – a great way to resurrect an old fixture that’s been stored away.  For an even more unique look, try wrapping the candle sticks with twine or cording.  This can be done to old brass lamps as well – and the greatest part is that you can always change the color in a matter of hours if you ever get tired of it!  I actually did this in my house recently and love the way they turned out.

Another great way to use paint to add style to your home is to simply paint your headboard on the wall!  We love the way this bedroom wall is framed out with a unique piece of art hanging high above the bed.  You’d hardly notice that there isn’t actually a headboard in this room!

Ready to give your house a quick face-lift?  Try painting your front door!  No matter the style or type of home you have, a cheerful color will certainly make for a more inviting entrance.  A bright red or deep blue is great for a traditional or classic home, or if you want to lean a little more contemporary, go for a bright yellow or shade of green!