Early October at Woodstone


Lots going on at the barn and at the house.The barn trim is getting painted Agate Gray by Pratt and Lambert (just like the house) and the doors Ben Moore Essex Green. Lights are all installed in the Barn,and my office is basically finished-we are moving there this week to wait out the move into the house in November. The interior windows looking into the rest of the barn are really cool!


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In the house, the tiling and grout are done in all of the bathrooms. Trim is going up on the second floor and they are about to start the first floor. The painters are right behind them. My wonderful wallpaper guy begins in two weeks. The third floor game room is all finished and ready for action!


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The Painted Room/Architectural Color Consultation


I absolutely love my friend’s website. I knew her years ago in Washington DC and it is funny that we have both ended up in design-we both had a real love and interest in it even amidst all of the diapers and runny noses!

The first picture illustrates how a burst of a great color can really change a room,it is Ben Moore “Sea Reflections” 1664. The second photo is just a lovely milky soft brown-called Ben Moore “Weimaraner”. Of course!

She posts beautiful photos on Facebook and has a wonderful website for her company:
The Painted Room/Architectural Color Consultation.Check it out!

Concord Farmhouse


This beautiful farmhouse was built in the 1830’s and is historically protected.It was a two family farmhouse until the late 1880’s when it became a one family house. In 2000 the current owner gutted the house and created new space but on the footprint of the previous structure. It has a gorgeous view out the front of a classic farm here in Concord.

This house is stained in Ben Moore Pewter Gray.

River Beauty


This delightful house was built in the late 1800’s. It has a wonderful property that slopes down to the Concord River. The exterior is painted in Chestertown Buff(HC 9),the shutters are Hidden Falls(714) and the trim is Windham Cream(HC 6). All are Ben Moore paints.

Not So Old Antique!


This beautiful house was finished in summer of 1999. It is incredibly detailed and feels like a historic house. The exterior paint color is soothing and smart-it is called Ancestral White by Ben Moore.This color may be discontinued but the mix may be obtained from PhillipsDES.com. The shutters are a mix of Black and Essex Green-1 part to 10 parts.

Historic Beauty


Here is another beautiful antique home that greets you as you come into Concord. The original house was built before 1690.Rueben Brown lived next door and used this house as his saddlery. The paint colors used are Ben Moore Bennington Gray(HC 82) for the house, Monterey White(HC 27) for the trim and Essex Green for the windows and doors.

Soft but Brilliant!


This is a beautiful historic home that welcomes you as you drive into Concord.It was built in 1817. It is painted in Ben Moore Brilliant White in soft gloss and the shutters are Black-also in soft gloss.

Country Living


Yesterday I ran over to this house to take pictures in the snow that we just had. It is an antique farmhouse(1840) that has had a few renovations to make it a great house for this family. They also added this small barn/garage which looks like it was always there.
The colors used were Weston Flax (HC 5), Linen White on the trim and Black Forest Green on the shutters. All are Ben Moore paints. On the barn they used Country Store Red by TCA Premium Paints.

Nantucket Nice


This owner told me that when she was getting ready to paint her house after major renovations she was standing in front of the house and realized it would be nice to pick up the color of the lichen in the beautiful stone wall. It is called Nantucket Gray (HC 111) and is another historic Ben Moore. She also gets many people knocking on her door for the color!