It happens. In the rush of daily life, walls in high-traffic areas of the home get scratched and scuffed. With a bit of time, patience and procedure, you can touch up those marks and keep your walls looking fresh and smooth in 6 easy steps.
Sunshine. Daisies. Sweet lemony pie. All cheerful images we usually associate with the warmth of yellow. And yet, studies show that babies cry more often in yellow nurseries and that married couples argue most inside kitchens painted in, you guessed it, the “happiest” color.
While you might be hesitant to consider painting your siding, if it’s done right, painting it will give you up to 10 years of stunning results –at a fraction of the price of new siding. Most homeowners are motivated to paint their vinyl siding because the colour has become dated. The washed out yellow or pale blue that looked great twenty years ago – would look outstanding in a more modern taupe, warm gray or tan.
We know you’ve got your hands full, juggling the demands of working from home while helping your kiddos get the hang of e-learning models. But here’s a fun project the whole family can get behind: painting the kids’ rooms. Consider it part of the real-world curriculum. And because it involves their own rooms, the kids will be genuinely invested in the outcome.
Your front door is so much more than an entranceway – it’s a chance for your home to make a statement and say, “Hello, world!” What really speaks volumes is a fresh coat of curb appeal. Go bold with the paint colour of your front door and life instantly becomes more interesting.
Your favorite steakhouse is definitely onto something. In the presence of red, we tend to eat more – and eat longer – so it’s a popular choice for restaurant décor. Menus too. Red meat, red wine and red velvet cake need only those three little letters to entice us with an intensely flavorful experience.
Inspired by 2102-70 First Light, Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year 2020, Brooke-lyn is showing you how to look at pink in a fresh new way! Pink has been revitalized as a real trendsetter for paint and decor this year. It’s a refreshing alternative to more traditional neutrals, but like them, pink can create a very calming space and works well as a blank canvas that complements and elevates other colours.
Inspired by her recent trip to Ireland, Brooke-lyn has put together a Benjamin Moore colour palette of subtle, soft calming earth tones designed to take you back to Ireland anytime we want to go – without a passport! These spectacular hues are perfect for creating a space that says fáilte (“welcome”) to our home, whether on the walls or on accent furniture, kitchen cabinets, walls or small decorative touches.
Vanessa definitely got her groove back. Ever since, she has become known for her advancing colour-matching skills and for the way she goes above and beyond for Barrydowne’s customers, even if it means becoming an intrepid hunter of hard-to-find items.
After sharing some awesome finds from the 2020 Interior Design Show in Toronto, Brooke-lyn is showing you how you can bring those trends into your own home. Don’t know where to find them? She's got your back! Check out some of this year’s biggest trends in interior design and where you can shop for them locally.
Color therapy suggests that blue evokes clarity and increased intuition. We know we can trust and depend on people in blue uniforms. Also said to reduce blood pressure, slow respiration and decrease heart rate, the serenity of blue is commonly used in hospitals and health centers to promote relaxation and healing for body and mind. Its calming effect rejuvenates us on the home front too, which is why blue reigns in bedrooms and family rooms.
It doesn’t take an arrow-slinging cherub to know that heartfelt reds and crush-worthy pinks play a big part in Valentine’s Day. But beyond the annual holiday of love and friendship, this romantic palette can help create a certain mood in a space and convey emotion the other 364 days of the year too.