Monday, December 3, 2012

Walls That Talk but Don't Shout.

I'm currently living in a house for the first time since I was 14 when I left for boarding school, so having more space than a dorm room or a New York City apartment is a little overwhelming.  Especially overwhelming is the idea of decorating this house.  So I started looking around on different blogs and I discovered decorating a house is kind of like styling an outfit!  I can do that!  My first step was to identify a style and gather inspiration, in my search I discover this charming house decorated by San Fransico based designer Benjamin Dhong.  I was really taken by the neutral tones he used on the walls, and it struck me how you don't need to splash lots of different colors on the walls to create a mood or homey feel.  I reached out to him to get the scoop and he was nice enough to tell me exactly what colors he used so that we could know exactly what's going on in this gorgeous creation of his.

I'm pretty obsessed with this living room.  The walls are painted with Glidden Basic Beige with the trim in Benjamin Moore Linen White.

I love the pop of yellow in this white kitchen.  The walls and cabinets here are Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies.

This bold entry way is a beautiful Benjamin Moore color called Sea Star.  I might just have to use it for my dining room.  Dhong said it reminded him of a color you might see in Williamsburg, a reference I really appreciated.

I like this neutral grass cloth in the master bedroom, I'm think of doing something similar in my den.

Check out more of Benjamin Dhong's work here.  It's exceptional.

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