{friday finds: incorporating fall colors into your décor – inside and out}

October is here, and with the changing leaves comes decorating your home with warm, welcoming fall colors. This décor creates a cozy, inviting feel for guests, friends, and family for the upcoming months, not to mention Thanksgiving. Here are a few ways to make your own appealing getaway from the crisp fall air.

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

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{friday finds: candice olson’s modern artisan}

Candice Olson’s latest collection for York Wallcoverings features subtle, warm, enchanting styling with an artist’s touch.  Modern Artisan creates an atmosphere of iridescent beauty with sophisticated color and gentle patterning, brought to life with shimmering, burnished metallic and elegant shadings.

York Modern Artisan Wallpaper

Roxy York Wallcoverings

Roxy | York Wallcoverings

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{friday finds: exterior painting tips for fall}

Fall is just around the corner, and along with the pumpkin spice lattes comes chillier weather. Since the hot summer sun won’t be beating down your back, fall can be an ideal time for painting the exterior of your home — just don’t wait too late in the season, when cold weather can become an issue. With that in mind, here are our fall painting tips:

Exterior painting

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{friday finds: bachman’s fall ideas house 2015}

Each season, Bachman’s designers transform the historic family home into a magical destination for design inspiration. They completely repaint, refurnish, and redecorate the house with the latest product and trend ideas in home décor and entertaining, using their signature mix of vintage and new pieces.

“Rustic Meets Refined” is the theme for Fall 2015.  Muted colors of the season next to light neutral tones met with gold accents, a mix of natural wood, and modern patterns create a tapestry of autumn delights…combines colors, textures, and natural elements that set a rustic yet sophisticated scene*…

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Living Room

The stone above the mantel makes the entire fireplace a stand-out focal point in addition to pulling together the colors and textures in the room. And it’s wallpaper.

The Wine Room

The Wine Room! Nothing more needs to be said except, “I need a refill, please.”

Gallery wall in Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Photo Gallery Room Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

Given the popularity of the gallery wall, Bachman’s has given us an entire room of gallery walls. Gather inspiration on creating a professional looking gallery wall in your own home mixing and matching photos, artwork, and favorite collectables. The framed pieces of scrapbook papers (first gallery photo) caught my eye and it would be so easy to update.

She Shed Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

A little piece of heaven from the She Shed! She what?

 Hopefully this glimpse into the Fall Ideas House makes you want to stop by and see for yourself what Bachman’s has to offer for fall decor and design. Mixing vintage, repurposed and new is where Bachman’s designers excel. Hirshfield’s Pinterest board will be updated with additional Ideas House photos later this evening AFTER I visit my Wine Room. Enjoy your weekend!

The Ideas House runs through October 4, 2015. Here’s a link for details.

Any of our Hirshfield’s paint specialists will be happy to help you find the colors used in the Bachman’s Fall Ideas House 2015.

Bachman’s Fall Ideas House 2015

Front Porch
0012 Bunny Cake (Trim)
0211 Light Lichen (Floor)
Dining Room
0275 Highlight
Kitchen, Lower Bath & Back Hall
0225 Roman Ruins
Wallpaper B4990P15S222
Living Room
0275 Highlight
Wallpaper YK25P38S222
0274 Polished Marble
Master Bedroom
0225 Roman Ruins
Wine Room
0123 Monterey Chestnut
Photo Gallery
0225 Roman Ruins
Guest Room
0274 Polished Marble
Upstairs Bathroom
0225 Roman Ruins

*taken from Bachman’s website

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{friday finds: bright, bold, brilliant blues}

Historic Glacier Bay H0054 paint

Historic Colors of America

It’s been just about a year since we first blogged about Glacier Bay H0054, Hirshfield’s Historic Collection. House Beautiful and DezignUp picked bright blue as a trend to look for in 2015. India’s DezignUp said, “On these lines, the Mediterranean Blue of Santorini and Mykonos is already touted as a major trend for the New Year; it’s simply magnificent.”  

Plascon's Colour of the Year 2016 Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach – 2016 Colour of the Year

This show-stopping blue has been spotted out and about in the past month and Plascon, Africa’s largest paint company, announced their 2016 Colour of the Year:  Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1

Atlantic Beach is an intense blue inspired by the coastal energy of Brazil – as seen in the Brazil national flag. And with the upcoming 2016 Olympic games set to take place in the South American country, Plascon has brought this vibrant blue to the foreground. 

It is a deep stimulating, yet refreshing colour that promotes focus and commands respect. A great hue for a workspace or in a relaxed living area and even in an outdoor space.

Pair with crisp white for a striking effect or blend with earthy tones such as Pantone’s Marsala for a rich layered look. 

Blue Hues from York Wallcovering

York Wallcovering put together a collage of various vibrant blues.

Wallpaper from Pip II

Wallpaper from the Pip II collection

You may be hesitant about using this bold blue in your home, but think along the lines of accessorizing with this stand-out color. Freshen up your palette with pillows, rugs, draperies, or paint the back of a bookcase. It’s easy to “test drive” accessories and if they don’t work to your satisfaction, back to the drawing board. Also, keep in mind having a neutral background makes it easy to switch out your new favorite color.

Look where the color blue took us today:  India, Africa, Brazil, Minnesota, the Greek Islands, and the Netherlands. We hope your paint color needs bring you to Hirshfield’s.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{6 reasons gray and greige are so popular}

Mention gray to many people, and they’ll think it’s drab and boring. But most designers consider it exciting. There are now so many shades of gray that its reputation of being cold or unwelcoming has changed as trending gray paints have taken on a warmer undertone that is desirable for any room of your home.

Benjamin Moore Color Stories Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray from Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories Collection

Want proof? Just check Pinterest, where gray and greige (a warm mixture of gray and beige) are showing up on everything from coffee cups to bath tubs. So, here are 6 reasons you should consider gray or greige for your next painting project:

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{friday finds: accenting the exterior of your home}

When you’re painting the exterior of your home, it can be tempting to use an accent color for your garage door. However, Faye from the Woodbury Hirshfield’s has some expert advice — don’t! “Your garage door is likely not the most interesting thing you can draw attention to,” she says, “and an accent color should highlight the most attractive parts of your home.” Instead, be sure to remember the accent ratio: 70% should be body color, 20% trim, and 10% accent color.

Here are some examples of how to properly incorporate accent colors on the exterior of your home.

Front Door

You may have heard this before, but the front door is a great place to use an accent color. You can use a bright color, like green, for a great pop of color.  Grand Entrance®, from Benjamin Moore, is a paint designed specifically for doors – check it out.

Benjamin Moore front door Crete Countryside

Benjamin Moore Grand Entrance®

Or, you can never go wrong with a classic like black.

Craftsman Entry by Palo Alto Architects & Building Designers FGY Architects

Window Boxes or Shutters

This is another popular place to use an accent color, and it works really well with the accent ratio. Be sure to choose a color that goes well with both the body color and the trim, and again, you can’t go wrong with a classic.

Traditional Exterior by Richmond Architects & Building Designers Island Architects

Your Garage Door

Yes, your garage door may be a great place for an accent color, but there’s a catch. You only want to draw attention to your garage door if you have a beautiful garage door.

Traditional Garage And Shed by Chatham Architects & Building Designers Siemasko + Verbridge

One more tip — never use an accent color to highlight an access door outside of your garage. For safety reasons, make sure to paint that door the same color as the body of your house.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.


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