Amazing Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by Benjamin Moore

Hi, guys, it’s Monday. So let’s enjoy some Monday Blue:

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The West Parlor at Washington’s Mount Vernon was first painted an eye-popping Prussian blue in 1787.
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies’ Assn.

As part of signature 18th century colonial colors, this Prussian Blue truly lighted up my Monday.

This morning, I came across the blog by Quintessence —At Home in Colonial Williamsburg with Anthony Baratta.  

 
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Collaborating with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Benjamin Moore actually introduced Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection with 144 colors back 2013.   Here are some of my favorites:
 
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Upper Walls:  CW-585  Ewing Blue
Lower Walls:  CW-30  Market Square Shell
Ceiling:  CW-595  Chesapeake Blue
Trim:  CW-5  Harwood Putty
 
 
 
 
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Walls:  CW-50  Tyler Gray
Ceiling:  CW-650  Palace Pearl
 
 
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Walls:  Washington Blue  CW-630
Highboy:  Cornwallis Red  CW-315
 
Here are several more:
 
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A stunning example of the depth of color unearthed by Colonial Williamsburg research is seen here in this powder room, painted in Carter Plum CW-355.
 
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Bassett Hall Green CW-480, shown on the walls of this stairwell, with risers in Geddy Gray CW-720, reflect how the traditional paint colors of the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection can combine distinct colors for a fresh and sophisticated look.
 
 
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Well you can tell  that the color palettes for Williamsburg Paint Color collection are truly timeless and quite adapt to today’s contemporary living.
 
In case you are planning to do some fresh make-over for your home to celebrate the coming holiday season, this might be the perfect paint collection for you. And you can explore the whole Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by clicking here
 
And of course, if you would like to learn more about autistic colonial colors in 18th century such as Prussian Blue I mentioned at the very beginning of this blog, you can click here to read more.
 
In addition, we have curated a set of Williamsburg home decor accessories for you here:
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The Chinoiseries door surround in the Supper Room of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, inspired the Fincastle Mirrors. Made of solid hardwood, covered in antique silver metal leaf with an antique lacquer finish. Get the Price
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The brass sculptures of tea drinking Chinese men, named “Hyson” and “Bohea” were inspired by 18th-century tea accoutrements held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for Chinese teas were popular in 18th-century Virginia. The historical impact of tea cannot be understated. British demand for tea wares sparked the Industrial Revolution, and a British tax on tea led to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg’s bountiful collections of 18th-century tea wares – made to accommodate the new social ceremony?which are designed with a “Trend Meets Tradition” approach that keeps them fresh. The English have been smitten with Asian goods and designs “in the Chinese taste” since Catherine of Braganza brought a dowry of Asian trade routes to her marriage to King Charles II of England in 1662. The WILLIAMSBURG “Bohea” and Hyson” sculptures were motivated by a print in the Colony. Get the Price
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Take a step back through time while peering into the Governor’s Palace Mirror from the WILLIAMSBURG collection. The neoclassical design of the past has been updated to fit in any modern space. Get the Price

 

 

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3 tips to Hang Chandeliers in Your Living Room with tv

Have you ever had this situation: you want to hang a chandelier in your living room, but there is a TV. You are concerned that either a chandelier will block the view or there will be glares when you are watching TV.  Therefore, your living room looks forever unfinished without proper lighting design.  I totally get you since we have several clients are just like that.

 

First of all, I am always a big believer that a chandelier will definitely  add drama and warmth in your living room. So my suggestion is please be open-minded and see what can be done to achieve functionality and great aesthetic at the same time.

So, let’s take a look at some design out there:

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Well, now you feel it may be ok to hang a chandelier in the living room with TV. And those chandeliers do make living rooms homy, cozy and elegant.  If you like modern home design and not a hard core of minimalism,  there are 3 tips to achieve the goal since an extra layer particularly for a modern home design always does the trick.

  1. Always check out the overall height of chandelier and always go for the ones with adjustable heights. You even can choose the ceiling-mount fixtures.

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2. Choose the chandelier that either add personality or nicely blends in the surroundings. It is just like the artwork in the air.

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please the eye

3. Install dimmer for your chandelier to avoid glares when you watch TV.

 

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I hope you found those tips work.

 

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Lee Radziwill’s Chic Paris’s Pied-à-terre

Couple of days ago, i wrote about Lee Radzwill’s (March 3rd 1933–Feb. 15th 2019)New York apartment.   You can click here to read the story.    Lee Radzwill is a former European princess and actress, socialite, interior decorator, sister of the late Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1994).  She  owned properties in New York, London and Paris.  Each home really reflects her personalities as a style icon.  Today, I am going to show you her Paris pied-à-terre, her love at first sight.   Overlooking  Avenue Montaigne with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the home was originally decorated by Christian Liaigre,  it is perhaps one of the most iconic Parisian abodes of the 20th century.  Her Paris home was featured three times on magazines, Vogue in 2003,  ELLE Decor in 2009 and Times in 2013 and it had being evolved each time.

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Lee Radziwill in her Paris apartment.
Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2003
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Elle Decor, 2009

We can see the style in her Paris apartment is very different from her New York home. As herself said of her New York apartment :” but it’s extremely full. So it’s wonderful to have the contrast [in Paris] of having it totally Zen, totally peaceful. In what other city do you find doves outside your window…”   All of the furniture in her Paris home is clean-lined, yet there are gilded antique mirrors, gilded coffee tables, floral upholstery ,tons of artworks and books and a lot of detailed soft touches.  Her interiors are just like the way she dressed—modern , elegant and chic, yes American chic.

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Elle Decor 2013. Don’t you love these chinoiserie patterned fabric?  This is her favorite Chinoiserie Le Manach fabric which brings the soul, feminity and elegance to the room.
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This is the real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Another real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Obviously, pink is her favorite color.  With a large amount of creams and whites in the back ground,  mixed patterns of stripes, chinoiserie played off with pink on the sofa..  It is just such an elegant and peaceful place you want to wind down.
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Again, pink, stripe pattern, plant artworks, florals, neutrals for the  background and the sunshines… I would love to just sit here for the whole day watching doves flying by.
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Chic, chic, chic…
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A true style icon.
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