Homeowners: Jaime and Anjay
Milestone: New house, new job, new baby
Makeover: Add touches that say "welcome home, family!"
There's busy, and then there's Jaime and Anjay: The couple just bought a new home near Culver City, California, and sold their old one. Anjay, who works in the entertainment industry, just started a new job. Oh, and Jaime, who works in finance, is just weeks away from giving birth to their second child, a little sister to two-year-old son Nolan. "We're trying to land a lot of planes," Anjay said. Uh, yeah.
With so many major milestones happening at once, they needed a simple way to make their new house feel like the special home—for four—that it's becoming. We had a couple ideas.
With a lineup of beautiful Benjamin Moore paints, we set out to make Jaime and Anjay's new home welcoming from the second they came home with baby number two. And that "I can't wait to go inside" feeling? It starts at the front door.
"The front door and the patio set your first impression of what the home is," Jaime said. "And if you're excited about it, you're excited to see the rest of the house."
We went bold and cheerful, echoing the couple's bright personality with Deep Rose Aura Grand Entrance Satin, a stand-out shade that pops against the home's gray exterior. We used Aura Grand Entrance for the door since it's designed to retain color and resist fading. Which is kind of important when you're living in sunny Culver City.
Up next: the nursery. We kept things peaceful with two-tone walls in Crisp Linen Natura Interior Eggshell and Arizona Peach Natura Interior Eggshell. The soft shades are calm enough for late nights and early mornings but still reflect the couple's modern, beachy style. (We love the darling accents. Hypothetical question: Are feather mobiles legit for adults?) In choosing this paint, Jaime wasn't only concerned with its color, but also its quality. Natura is Certified asthma & allergy friendly® with zero VOCs1 and zero emissions (measured at four hours after application)2.
Painting isn't just putting colors on walls—it's also putting your stamp on a space. Now Jaime and Anjay and their growing family are ready to make new memories in a home that already feels made for them.
1 Zero VOC according to EPA Method 24
2 According to ASTM Standard Guide D 5116 and CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method V1.1
The CERTIFIED ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY Mark is a Registered Certification Mark of the ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA and ALLERGY STANDARDS LTD
This post is sponsored by Benjamin Moore and was created by Apartment Therapy's Creative Studio.
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