Tamara's Paint & Project: Light Walls & a Hint of Morocco

Tamara's Paint & Project: Light Walls & a Hint of Morocco

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Tamara Gavin
Nov 5, 2014
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Assignment 8 of the Style Cure was to choose a paint color and decide on a project to "fill the gap" on a missing design element in the space. Since we're renovating our house and every room will need to get designed at some point, I had put together a color palette a few months ago for use as a reference when making color decisions throughout the house. Having this already done was helpful for the first task of choosing a paint color in the space I'm curing this fall.

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I knew I wanted white or nearly white walls for my sunroom to make it as bright and airy as possible, so I went to the hardware store and had them mix paint samples of Benjamin Moore: "Chantilly Lace," "Paper White," and "Simply White." As I was leaving, a Valspar paint chip caught my eye and I grabbed it on the way out. I'm so glad I did, because I think in the end that is my favorite one. It's called "Soft Wool." Once I had painted little sections of the other 3 samples on the wall, I realized they were just too white and too cool, which was not what I wanted. The Valspar color is light enough, but also warm and soft....and yeah, I guess like wool. I swear I choose paint colors based off of their names. Anyone else? I do think "Simply White" would be a good trim color though.

As far as a project goes, I'm in need of a lot of things since I'm starting with an empty room, but if you had read my earlier style scouting post you saw that I've had my eye on some Moroccan brass tea tables. In my floor plan I have two little tables instead of one coffee table to keep things flexible. My goal is find a way to achieve this with a design that is Moroccan-inspired, and I have an idea for a DIY table project.

In the meantime, we are laying the hardwood floors today!

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