Take a tour of our work through this beautiful 1920s style house in the Highlands. The unique architecture and history of this house made updating this home one of my favorite projects to date. We painted the entire first and second stories walls, fireplace, ceilings, trim, cabinets, and doors. The walls we painted in Revere Pewter and the trim in True White (OC-151) by Benjamin Moore.
The Cozy Kitchen
Reminiscent of the 70s, the kitchen was bright yellow from top to bottom. Understandably our clients weren’t feeling particularly nostalgic at least for the yellow cabinets and trim! Their mid-century kitchen is feeling much more modern and inviting with it’s white and gray update.
A Parlor for Parties
This cozy gathering space for family and friends received a face lift of sorts. Lightening that dark brown trim makes the room feel larger. The fireplace was painted Eagle Rock to keep the look modern and tie in the black metal. If I could have changed one thing, I would have painted the fireplace a more neutral dark grey to better compliment the walls.
A Work of Art
The high coffered ceilings and wood paneled accent walls demanded our upmost attention to detail. Balancing on ladders and craning our necks, we carefully taped and caulked each section before painting. Our patience was rewarded by beautiful, crisp, straight lines and angles in the stairwell and on the dining and living room ceilings.
In the dining room, the built in vintage buffet with its gold leaded diamond windows demanded my attention. To update the color but retain the vintage charm required some creativity. The gold on the lead would peel off if taped so I carefully painted the edges on the glass doors by hand. The buffet and fireplace face each other so we suggested painting them both the same accent color, Eagle Rock, by Benjamin Moore.
Installed 60 years prior by the father of the current owners, the existing trim was in need of a lot of TLC. Updating the yellow kitchen, dark brown dining and living rooms, and teal in the master bedroom to brilliant white took a week in and of itself. Our preparation consisted of spackling and sanding down holes and dents and caulking the gaps between the walls and trim itself. Then on to priming, re-sanding, and then spraying the trim with plenty of drying time in between each coat. The resulting glass lacquered wood is worth the long process!
White on White
Aaron sprayed all the trim and cabinetry throughout the house. I thought the picture below was a good example of just how much I rely on his expertise!