Okay, I have to admit, for some reason tonight’s episode of Deserving Design made me cry – host Vern Yip redecorated a master bedroom for a couple who has spent many years taking care of over 60 foster children. Maybe it was the little kids…I wondered what their stories were…
Vern more than made up for his horrible knotty pine disaster from before.
He transformed a blah, boring, very ordinary and unremarkable home into a showstopping design dream with a warm, richly colored, engaging family room… and the “SURPISE” master bedroom.
(Is anyone really “surprised?” I mean, all you need to do is watch ONE show, and you KNOW Vern is going to do something “special” for you besides the initial design project.)
In spite of the obvious “staged drama” (I saw the lady “gasp” before she actually stepped into the room, LOL) this show did touch my heart. And it made me very very jealous.
And it convinced me even more that you don’t have to be afraid of color – you just need to be afraid of doing color POORLY.
An example of doing color poorly, besides painting knotty pine, is painting the beautiful rocks surroundng your home to look like aluminum foil covered props, instead of native stone boulders. (I kid you not, I saw this done….saw a similar experiment when someone painted their stone fireplace metallic silver. )
When putting your home on the market, many people are adamant that everything be as neutral as possible. So that the buyers can imagine their own color schemes, etc. While that may certainly be true, I have also been “underwhelmed” along with more than one buyer who has walked into new home after new home after new home…and has failed to be “WOWed”.
Maybe taking the plunge and splashing a bit of color on the walls and mouldings would be “just the thing” to take your home from boooooooring to beeeeeeeeautiful.
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