I entered the grand foyer with a sweeping staircase and windows spanning two stories and noticed there are several different colored rooms visible from the entry in this open floor plan. Walls, the color of sunshine, are the most visible and they are swirled with several layers in varying shades of yellow giving visual depth and texture to the surface. The Merlot colored walls in the music room are topped with subtle shapes of green/gray, offering an unexpected surprise as I got closer. Then there is the shimmery indulgence of a harlequin pattern on the dining room walls that is visible just beyond. The deep forest greens of the office walls are topped with a gilded crown molding. The kitchen walls are another shade of Merlot with the texture of sand captured in the layers of paint.
In this unique situation, my client is choosing to honor the thoughtful consideration the previous homeowner put into creating this colorful masterpiece. We selected a neutral color for the kitchen to go with the new back splash tile she chose and a new color for the office to lighten the space up from the dark forest green but that is it as far as repainting goes. Next, we will work together to accessorize each room to make it reflect her family's idea of beautiful.
Are there choices someone else made in your house that you want to choose to honor and preserve?