As much as homes protect people, people, in turn, protect homes. Over time, the elements of nature have a way of transforming an abandoned home into shambles. It takes extra work to bring a neglected house back to life, but the savings and the accomplishment it brings can be worth it. It was completely worth it for Sarah and Kalyn Gibson and their 1920s home.Sarah, designer and blogger, her husband Kalyn, a financial controller, and their giant schnauzer, Finn, began searching for a home…
"Green is a soothing color. Traditionally, it's associated with healing. This is a sage green that stays muted, even with the sun on it (Benjamin Moore Creekside Green). It makes me feel relaxed. It's not a color that is shouting to be noticed. It's calm and comfortable." -Amelia T. Handegan
Formal dining rooms take a turn with this whimsical alternative to the old faithful of dining room colors, navy. Dark accents, frames, touches of iron and jewel-toned upholstery ground the playful shade, dialing up the drama.
Benjamin Moore 2015 Colour of the Year - Guilford Green - Kylie M InteriorsGuilford Green is the perfect complement to wood tones as it’s cool tone naturally reacts with warm toned woods to create a balanced palette.
This enveloping blue, tinged with green and black, sets off classic white-painted crown molding and chair rail beautifully. For a similar look, try Valspar Azure Jazz. | Photo: Ryann Ford | thisoldhouse.com