August 16 , 2010

Bold Wall Colors for a Cambridge Greek Revivial

I love color! New clients recently purchased a Greek Revival just North of Harvard Square in Cambridge. It's a historic house, but their tastes run modern and bold and they are not afraid of color. How fun!

With a 2-year-old and a move around the corner, they understandably wanted some work done before they moved in. Color was high on the list.

First step, visit current Beacon Street condo to see their taste. Paint? Truthfully, I usually do it last. But every project is different, so we used the art work as our inspiration to come up with a bold and delightful color palette for the new home.

The first room done was the navy dining room. Love how the bold color accents all the trim, fireplace (which you cannot see) and the bay windows. So crisp.


The room off the dining room is the library. Here's Ian, the electrician from Gallant Electric, in my photos. You might remember him from my other Cambridge project. Ian just loves how the back of the bookcases are 2 shades darker than the wall. (But really he just likes the TV.)

Ian loves TV 

The center hall has a tired, old stair case. So we are painting the treads black, losing the traditional runner and adding something exciting to be determined.  You can see that Ian thinks it's a cool idea.

Ian excited to see stair treads black 

Across the hall, I am loves the red in the living room. Note his surprise at the boldness of it all.

 Ian loves the red

Ian notices how nice the red transitions to the deep grey, which is the color of the tree bark outside.

Ian notices the nice transition 

Outside the red room is a to-die-for garden. Great to bring the outside in!

Red flowers outside red room

The clients move early in the week so there's a whole bunch of decorating to be done soon. I am very excited about this project. The clients are so nice. The toddler a-d-orable. (I love little ones.)….There will be more on this story for sure. Stay tuned. 

Added bonus: after the paint was done, the client texted me about how happy she and her husband were. A designer never tires an unexpected thank-you.

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