Moving Mode: Exterior Paint Reveal

The exterior painting of our home is finally completed, including the entrance gate that became a dilemma.   After a little deliberation I decided to forgo an accent shade altogether and paint the entire house in the same color.  In the future I may try to go bold again, but for now keeping it simple is best.  Take a look at a few before and after (in our home's new color) photos:

Many thanks to those who offered their opinion of my accent color dilemma.  I particularly liked MT's comment on Cocoon's Facebook page.

Entry Stairway: Before And After

  A few weeks ago,  Cocoon Home painted large tonal stripes on an entry stairway wall for a client.  Using Farrow & Ball's Stony Ground for the darker stripe and Shaded White for the lighter one,  the entry was transformed into an updated, warmer and inviting space.   Stripes are great for decorating stairway walls.  They offer an alternative to hanging frames or adding wainscoting, especially if the wall is particularly tall.  The graphic nature of the pattern carries one's eye upwards and the width of the stripes fills the empty wall.   Neutral colors give this space an elegant and welcoming feel, thus preserving the style of the home and its owners.   Take a look at the before and after photos:

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