{friday finds: diy carriage garage doors}

 What’s the first impression people have of your home? For many homeowners it’s their garage door as it’s placed closer to the street than the rest of the house. Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) fell in love with this great DIY project and wanted to share it with our readers. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home’s curb appeal or you’ve always loved the look of carriage garage doors, revamping your plain-Jane garage door doesn’t have to be expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

{beach inspiration}

As June turns into July, it seems the lazy days of summer are all too quickly passing us by. If you haven’t already, now is the time to fully embrace summer and draw inspiration from all it’s warmth and beauty to help carry you through that dreaded season that starts with a “W.”

Nothing says summer quite like a day spent at the beach, so for this post we wanted to highlight all the ways you can recreate a sunny day at the beach in your home.

We always like to start with color when designing a room. Warm, natural and muted colors all work well for creating a weathered beach look.

Pebbles & Cream Palette from Hirshfield's Devine

Natural elements like wood, grasscloth and stone all have comfortable, easy-going feel perfectly suited for a beach theme.

Thibaut Grasscloth

Erin Paige Pitts

In a recent article in the Washington Post, designer Erin Paige Pitts explains what colors work well when going for a coastal look:

Neutral colors, especially ones with a gray base. All of Benjamin Moore’s OC colors are neutrals with gray undertones. Neutral doesn’t always mean white.

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