Often the design direction of a room will begin with a single piece of art. For this powder room re-do, it was a small painting that took the room in a classic, yet dramatic direction:
Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Colour of the Year is Guilford Green, HC -114.
At first glance, this was a choice I wasn’t very excited about, as on it’s own it’s rather insipid.
I do love greens: accents of fresh apple greens, and richer shades of emerald, as I’ve mentioned before. But this shade? On all four walls? There was a bedroom painted this colour in our current home when we moved in, and I was so happy to paint over it, while creating my new home office.
However, with colour, context is everything, and Guilford Green is no exception. This is a colour that can beautifully support other colours. In fact, Guilford Green may be the “colour of the year”, but it is really the thread that links four colour stories for Benjamin Moore this year: Berry, Blue, Blush and Green.
When you stumble across the work of a designer whose entire aesthetic sings to you, it’s so exciting. And today I’m thrilled to have discovered New Orleans designer Melissa Miles Rufty. Her signature style encompasses so many elements that I love, that I thought I’d celebrate by sharing images from a few of her projects.
It’s hard to hang on to cheerful optimism as fall deepens and the days get shorter. October is lovely – vibrant turning leaves, brilliant blue skies, still-green-grass. But November? If you live in a northern climate, the grass is dying, the skies are often grey, and the trees are bare.