project: r+d paint selection

r+d just bought a new home down in miami  (congrats!!) and wanted to give her a fresh coat of paint before moving in.  they are moving with very little furniture and want a sophisticated, neutral palette that they could add any kind of furniture and accent colors into.  

r loves green and grey, and really wants to use the floral chair shown below.  they also have yellowish oak floors that are staying.  so with that direction, this is the paint scheme i put together for them:

all the colors are benjamin moore.  i suggested painting all the trim and woodwork in decorator's white (a nice, pure white with no undertones) to tie in the different colors and make the rooms flow.  galapagos green would make the living room cozy and warm.  sage tint in the dining and kitchen areas, as well as the bathrooms, keep it bright.  silver song in the master bedroom.

r loves gold accents, which i think would work beautifully with this palette.  she wants to incorporate natural elements like tree branch artwork, pallets, etc. her calm accent colors could be violet and sky blue, or if she wants to get really crazy she could accent with fuchsia or poppy.

when i get some after pictures, i'll post them!


guest: luxurious master bedrooms

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 Hello! I’m Joanna, a blogger for Arcadian Lighting, an online source for gorgeous light fixtures of every style. I adore my work. It’s so much fun to spend my days searching the Internet for the most lovely interior design images and decorating ideas. When it comes to my own decor, it’s very eclectic--I can’t decide on just one style or color. Many of us live such amped up lifestyles, we need a space that is dedicated to relaxation and renewal—a luxurious master bedroom provides just that. Elements such as sumptuous bedding, pale palettes, dim lighting, and soft textures add desired comfort to the space. The following are some of my favorite master suites. Which do you like best? Thank you Sarah, for letting me share with your readers today!
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Soft earthy tones make this master suite the perfect place for a good night’s sleep. Fretwork mirrors and window treatments add interest to the space. A fireplace in the bedroom is always a huge plus.
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This stately master bedroom, with its French furnishings and fine detailing, looks luxurious enough for a princess.
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A massive canopied bed is the focal point of this traditional master bedroom. Windows overlook the cityscape. The vintage rug perfectly anchors the space. A lovely mix of lamps will cast a warm glow after dark.
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