One of the best parts of my job is helping home buyers settle into their new homes. It's the perfect time to paint walls, hang art just the way you want it, and generally get everything ship-shape.
One of my recent customers moved into a very nice apartment, but the walls were all white and very bland. My first job was to personalize the rooms with a few accent walls. (Accent walls are perfect for apartment owners, because it's easy to have them painted over when you move out.)
My customer really chose the colors well. I'm surprised that this blue coordinates so well with the taupe trim. Perhaps it's because the blue already has a lot of gray in it.
Just having a little color in the space gave it personality. But it really came together when I hung the pictures...
...lots and lots of pictures! She had a lot of beautiful paintings, not to mention the prints and sculptures, and we filled the walls with them.
The great thing about working in the Asheville area is that so many of my customers love art, and I love to hang it for them. I've been developing a few "tricks of trade" lately that make it easy to hang two pictures side by side at the same level... I can even center them on one another if they're different sizes.
Remember the boring white bedroom that I started with? Look at what a difference a little paint (and a lot of good taste) can make.
If you need someone to paint your walls or help you hang your art, give me a call. I really enjoy helping new homeowners make a "house" into a "home."