Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!

Wow, I guess it’s been a couple weeks since I did BAM or SLAM.

I finished painting the walls in the kitchen yesterday! Now I just need to take pictures. Last time, on BAM or SLAM, I asked for your help choosing grout color… I was blown away with the responses.

At the time, I felt like I was receiving a lot of comments for both dark and light, but I tallied them yesterday and the response was overwhelming.

BAM for light grout!

32 of you voted light and 12 voted dark. As you can see, we went with the light!

As I was researching the images for the grout BAM or SLAM, I was drawn more towards gray than white. Originally, we decided to go with the white grout for re-sale purposes.

I spoke with my mom, who has been a realtor for twenty + years, she recommended we stick with the white for re-sale.

She pointed out that most likely a potential buyer would walk in our kitchen, see the white grout and say “wow, I wish they had used gray grout. ” It is more likely that a potential buyer may walk in the kitchen and think, “why did they use gray grout, and not white?”…So the expert spoke…and we listened…white it is.

Now that it is installed and the kitchen is finished, I LOVE THE WHITE! It looks so fresh and clean, no regrets here :).

This week’s topic: Contrast in design.

High contrast in design creates bold, high-impact designs, bringing energy into a room. 

Low contrast schemes keep colors/values similar, blending together to create a relaxing, soothing background.

Are you drawn to interiors designed with high contrast…

or do you prefer interiors with low contrast…

*Images via thebloominghydrangea, materialgirlsblog, thedecorista, the zhush

This week’s question…high or low?

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Sneak Peak…Kitchen Update

I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Fortunately, I started feeling better Saturday AM, thank you for all of your sweet comments on Friday.

Since I was feeling better, I decided to tackle a little bit on our kitchen remodel.  The construction, counter tops and subway tile are FINISHED!  I spent most of Sunday painting and hope to finish up today.

Wanna to see a sneak peak?

I am soooo excited about the changes that are in the works in the kitchen, it looks so different.  I’ll be back with more photos and details after the painting is finished.

Happy Monday!

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New Designs

Happy Sunday, I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far.

I have spent the weekend working on the kitchen, trying to finish up our re-model.  I can’t wait to share pictures with you.  In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple new blog designs I have finished up recently.

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Holly, at Holly Mathis Interiors, contacted me to help her change a few things on her blog.  She was happy with the overall design, we worked together to make the design a little more cohesive.

Holly, from West Pear Avenue and I worked together to design her first blog.  She was ready to make some updates to the original design.  We added custom sidebar titles, social media icons and redesigned her navigation bar and header to accommodate  her e-design services.

Jennifer, from Ooh La La, contacted me to help her design her blog.  She wanted something fun and feminine, yet sophisticated.  I love the pops of pink and the lace detail.

Thank you ladies!

If you are interested in a fresh design for your blog, stop by TMC Designs for more information, or send me an email at themustardceiling@gmail.com.

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