Beth's "Cottage in Provence" Room
Cottage in Provence
What I call a french provincial blue (or "blue nose" from benjamin moore) is on the cupboards and wainscotting. other trim is a 1/4 shade of the blue. The yellow is harder to describe! I painted a strong base colour of yellow and then had friends give me whatever bright yellows they had left over!! I painted and daubed and melded on these 1940 plaster walls to create a real depth of warmth. We had fir floors for a while, but when we'd hoped to refinish them last year, they were too worn, so we installed cork. Love the look, and it goes with the counter top we chose (which had been black and yellow tiles- including the sink!!)
A southern french farmhouse look. Most people enter through our kitchen. No matter who, they often exclaim on how welcoming the space is. This is success! I wanted people to feel that this was sunny, warm and inviting. Sit down, stay awhile.
To me, paint opens up a can of play! I've never been afraid to try a colour and if doesn't work, I've learned something and will move on. Be intimate with the natural light in your room! Don't paint for resale, paint for what you love! PS PLEASE credit Anton Kiritchenko for his wonderful photos! We've been in our home for 20 years, and are in the process of selling. I am sure his photos are what brought so many interested people through!
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