Archive | Benjamin Moore

2015 Home Decor Trends: Part 2-Laundry Rooms

Hello Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, the DESIGN INTERPRETER, with part 2 of my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends: LAUNDRY ROOMS.  With my appearance this week on Fox WGHP about Laundry Rooms, I wanted to blog  about this room where most women and men (yes, there are lots of men who do laundry) hate to spend time.  The trend in laundry rooms is to make them fun, funky and  bright but at the same time functional for your family’s needs.

Fox 8-WGHP

Fox 8-WGHP

I love appearing on Fox 8!  I am usually interviewed by Cindi Farmer and Julie Grant who are two of the nicest ladies!  They make it very easy to appear on live TV.  All of the laundry rooms ideas were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Everyone has Lost Socks!  One of my friends has two huge boxes of socks–one whites and one darks! What a great idea to hang your extra socks in plain sight.  The easiest  and cheapest way to add color to your laundry room is with paint.  Pick a color you love and makes you happy.  Laundry rooms are one of the few rooms in your home I say go wild and do not worry about  continuing your color palette. Sherwin Williams  Sassy Green and Quiet Coral are two fun bright color that will definitely brighten a drab day of  laundry!  Are you not bold enough for bright walls?  Try a neutral gray and add bright accessories.  I like Benjamin Moore’s Marine Gray, a true gray that goes with any accent color.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Large fabric boxes and laundry totes can be found in many stores-Target, Walmart, Home Depot and more.  Doesn’t this black and white chevron create a happy, snappy feeling?  Plastic laundry baskets are sooooo old fashioned!  See those black wooden letters in the chevron box? Spell out special words to your family and hang them on the wall.  Family, Love, Fun and  Hope are a few of my favorites.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Humorous laundry roon signs will give you a chuckle!  Organize laundry products in glass jars and add black chalkboard labels.  I purchased the aqua planter in the Hobby Lobby  floral department.  The chalkboard label was included.  I love trays of any kind!  If you lack cabinet space or like  your laundry supplies sitting on the counter or on top of the dryer, purchase a snappy tray or DIY and paint one.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Need reminders of upcoming family events? Hang a chalkboard in your laundry room.  Your kids will have no excuses to miss football practices, dinner with Grandmother or a dreaded doctors appointment.  Add decal stripes, scrolls,phrases to your walls.  You will need an extra set of hands for installation.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room Designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room Designed by Cheryl Hucks

This past September I designed the Laundry Room and Drop Zone  for Chic Chateau Charity Designer Showcase House that benefited ARC of Greensboro, NC. We were given a color palette that all rooms had to use.  I was lucky enough the builder agreed to paint the laundry room walls Quiet Coral by Sherwin Williams. Quiet Coral is not very quiet!  Busy families need organization and laundry rooms and drop zones (walk through from garage to kitchen) are the logical places to organize your family.This was inexpensive and easy to install.  Coat hooks for book bags, file folder holders for homework and dry erase boards for reminders for each child.  I added a dry erase calendar for family events to be in one central location. The bulletin board can hold birthday invitations and more.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

To conceal the ugly gray circuit breaker box I custom made this sexy wall hang.  Easy! Easy! I made a “pillow case “, turned it right side out, added chevron for trim and spelled out my sexy saying with thin wooden letters that I had painted green.  I used E6000 glue to apply letters. Be sure to add a pocket for the drapery rod in the top.  When you need to open the circuit box door , simply remove the wall hang.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Love this fun chandelier that was donated by Debbie Huffman, owner of  Dolce Domira, a fine linen shop in Greensboro, NC.  I hand painted it in our  color palette and added black and white striped shades. This would also look fab in a nursery or little girl’s bedroom.

 

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

The showcase house did not include a washer and dryer during the two weekend event.  Mid-Century Modern was our design style.  I was lucky to find this vintage mid century modern credenza that I painted black and added zebra stripe cabinet knobs. Love the zebra stripe rug!  Think I am crazy to put a rug in a laundry room?  Think again!  The new outdoor rugs are inexpensive and great for a wet area. See the cute black and white accessories?

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Don’t you love the original artwork by the ARC children? The colors are bold and bright.  Hey! You could use your own children’s art.  They would love it! I also added a wipe off laminated apron in my accessory black and white.  Convenient when adding clorox to to your washer. Need to organize more?  Label fabric boxes and display on open shelves, in cabinets or what I did, a purchased organizer.

Chic Chateau Drop Zone designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Drop Zone designed by Cheryl Hucks

Janelle Robinson is a very talented local artist, who is an expert at working with barn doors.  Her work is amazing!!  She made the sign “The dirt stops here” for the drop zone.  I also love this fun, contemporary pillow fabric.  Doesn’t make this drop zone fun, inviting and more comfortable for your growing kids with short legs?  The darling sunflowers were made by ARC kids in workshops. Give you any ideas for your kids art?  How about a shelf to display their artist side.

I hope my appearance on Fox 8 and my fun laundry room and drop zone I designed for Chic Chateau Charity Designer Showcase House has inspired you to make a dreary laundry room fun!  It does no require a lot of money, just your imagination!

Part 3 of my series on  2015 Home Decor Trends is Bathrooms

Cheryl

www.sherwinwilliams.com

www.benjaminmoore.com

 

 

0

“2015 Home Decor Trends” Part 1-Color

Hello Everyone! Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER, is back from helping decorate my future twin grandchildren’s nursery.   We do not know whether there will two adorable girls or boys or one of each but the suspense will be over in December!  Once we know the sexes, we will add the their names above their cribs and other finishing touches. We framed and matted colorful artwork by the twin’s 10 and 12 yr old  brothers to create a beautiful art wall. I am so excited to welcome my 5th and 6th grandchildren!!

Are you ready to update your home with the  2015  Home Decor Trends”?  Rather than list all the trends in one long blog, I have decided to write a series based on several of the new trends for 2015.  Today’s blog is about “color” which is probably the number one requested trend for any new year. After the Spring High Point Furniture Market I wrote that one of seminars I attended said blue would be one of the hottest color for 2015.  There are many organizations and individuals who give an “educated guess” as to what the new color or group of  colors will be for the following year. Sometimes they all agree but sometimes not.  Pantone  releases their “Color for 2015” in December.  Furniture and accessory  manufacturers must make those “educated guesses” earlier or their products would not be in the stores  or on websites by 2015. Most major paint companies have already made their predictions for 2015.  Benjamin Moore is the only one that has a 2015 Color of the Year.  Sherwin Williams and  Behr have “color palettes”.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

 

Benjamin Moore's "Guilford Green" HC-116

Country Living Magazine-Benjamin Moore’s “Guilford Green” HC-116

“Benjamin Moore has made its big announcement: The company’s 2015 Color of the Year is Guilford Green (HC-116), which creative director Ellen O’Neill calls “a neutral that’s natural.” The silvery shade of green is the centerpiece of Benjamin Moore’s color trend story for 2015, a palette of 23 shades of green, blue, blush and berry designed to mixed and matched.   We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space,” O’Neill said in a press release. “Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces, and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.”  

Back in the 90s I used a similar shade of green by Benjamin Moore for several projects.  Every color in my color scheme looked fabulous with the silvery green.  Why? Because the most predominant colors in nature –green, turquoise, blue and yellow- compliment the less occurring colors.

Lauren Matthews-Traditional Home -Benjamin Moore

Lauren Matthews-Traditional Home -Benjamin Moore

Eggplant colored walls make a strong statement that is tempered by the calming green bedding.

Houzz.com

Houzz.com

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore-Guilford Green

 

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/color-trends-2015

 

Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Color Palettes for 2015  

 http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/

Behr Paint

Behr Paint

Behr Color Palettes for 2015  http://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2015-color-trends

 

Two major national magazines have also made their Color Predictions for 2015:

http://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/decorating-trends/2015-color-trends#slide-1  House Beautiful Magazine

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/2015-color-trends-clone-1406737997-3#slide-3  Elle Decor Magazine

 

My next post in my series of 2015 Home Decor Trends will be about 2015  Bathroom Trends. Are you surprised by the new color palettes?  Any guesses for bathroom trends?

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

0