As a designer, Connecticut Country House is both home sweet home and my design lab. It serves as my canvas, a place to experiment and to try out new ideas. It’s ever changing, always evolving and never static. But, for most of my adult life, I’ve always decorated my homes with rich, earthy color palettes, preferring a cozy POV.
Last summer I pulled a 180.
Maybe I can attribute it to all of the big changes occurring at the time, including the send off of our one and only to college, but, what I craved, what I needed, was to lighten and brighten my surroundings.
From that inner need to start anew, Project Refresh was born. Inspired by beautiful white color chips, Benjamin Moore Cloud Nine and French Canvas, the walls, ceilings, and trim in the kitchen, gallery and dining room, as well as the kitchen cabinetry, were all treated to an update with a fresh coat of paint. A skylight, added to the kitchen, now drenches the room with gorgeous natural light, taking full advantage of its southern exposure. The transformation is amazing! Airy, casual, and relaxed. Cozy redefined.
Fueled by the great feeling I get every day from the results of Project Refresh, it serves as a great catalyst for Project Refresh Part 2 with more thoughtful changes and updates throughout the house, and not just with paint. This spring all of our upholstery is getting a new wardrobe to better suit their new, spiffed up surroundings. I’m thinking of creamy white denim slipcovers that will wear like iron and age like a favorite pair of jeans.
Creamy white denim slipcovered upholstery to work with the creamy white-painted walls. Now we’re getting somewhere!
To be continued…