Monday, January 27, 2014

Add Color to Your Room with Vibrant Color Wood Stain

The SamaN water-based interior wood stain colors are not limited to your ordinary stain colors.  Picture the colors of Turquoise, Raspberry, Lime, Azure and Violet on a piece of furniture!  Make the pop of color in your room a piece of furniture and you will really make a statement with your decor. 

The interior stain is available in our South Weymouth and Pembroke stores in both a Wood Finish and a Waterbased Varnish.  

The waterbased stain offers 36 premixed color possibilities. The SamaN odorless stain is perfect for use with woodworking and furniture and does not leave any overlapping marks.

The benefits of the waterbased stain are:
No conditioner needed
Only one coat needed
Exceptional coverage
Easy to use
Safe for user and environment

The wood finish stain is perfect for fine wood and is available in 18 premixed colors. The SamaN motto is SSV - easily seal, stain & varnish with the all in one product! The interior stain can be used on bare wood, stained or finished surfaces such as furniture, cabinets, moulding and doors.

The benefits of the stain are:
Dries fast
Low VOC product

Monday, January 20, 2014

Decorating your Dining Room

Decorating your dining room may be a tricky project. Do you want it to be dramatic and make a statement?  Do you want it to be a mixture of soothing color combinations? Do you want it to be a cozy room? Whatever you decide upon make it a room where your guests feel welcome.

Benjamin Moore has chosen two deep colors in this dining room combination. The Jackson Tan on the bottom portion of the wall helps tone down the Raisin Torte on the top. The ceiling has been painted with White Dove rather than a bright white ceiling paint. Painting the ceiling a creamy white hue has become quite popular.

raisin torte
jackson tan
white dove

By painting the ceiling in Chestertown Buff in this dining room combination, it gives the room more height which is great in a small space. This room looks to be cozy where you can chat endlessly with your family. The accent colors in the draperies and table bring in the green and brown giving the room an earth tone color combination.

chestertown buff
delaware putty

The Thibaut Collection Neutral Resource has lovely wallcoverings for a dining room. The Cabello 
design in Metallic Gold pairs nicely here with the white wainscotting.


If you are looking for more of a cheerful uplifting design, the wallpaper design Orissa in Aqua is a large scale paisley pattern from the collection Cypress. Available in six colorways, all of which are very inviting!

We have a large selection of artwork and lamps that will fit into any style decor. Stop in to any of our three locations and we can help you put your dining room scheme together.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A New Year - New Colors for Your Home

I can't but help look forward to Spring with this cold weather!

In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.  Red is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color.

Which one will you decide to decorate with? Follow our Color Spotlight boards on Pinterest for inspiration.

Go bold and big with the hydrangea wallcovering from Chelsea. The cheerful bursts of pink and and orange definitely say Spring! Benjamin Moore's Limesickle is a lovely light green that just brings in a touch of color.

Chelsea Collection and Benjamin Moore's Limesickle 2145-50

Another great floral pattern from York's Casa Bella Collection has touches of pink and green. Bringing the outdoors in to your space. 

Casa Bella Collection and Benjamin Moore's Spring Has Sprung CSP-835

Since Valentines Day is right around the corner I thought the Smooches wallpaper from the Risky Business collection would be appropriate. The Marathon fabric from Thibaut is a fun fabric that can bring that pop of color that you need to your space. This size design would be best for custom cushions and pillows.

Smooches Wallpaper & Marathon Fabric in Pink

I love this combination for a tween girls bedroom! The damask swirl wallpaper pattern from Christel is perfect for a focal wallpaper. Or better yet, place the wallpaper on the top with a white chair rail and paint the bottom portion of the wall Benjamin Moore Ribbon Pink. The whimsical fabric from Stout, Tophat, has such a small design repeat it would be ideal for cornice boards.

Vanessa Wallpaper with Benjamin Moore Ribbon Pink 2087-60 and Tophat Fabric in Pink

We have worked with a lot of clients that want to make a statement in their dining room. We have selected a deep red damask medallion wallpaper that coordinates with Benjamin Moore's Ratton and Dinner Party. The color Ratton would be perfect for a bottom color on a split wall with a chair rail. The Embroidered Fabric from Kravet is a nice blend of sophistication and elegance. The fabric would look lovely in a custom window treatment.

Benjamin Moore's Ratton AF-375 and Dinner Party AF-300.

Medallion Damask Wallpaper and Embroidered Fabric

Love Love Love this color red especially on a piece of furniture. Talk about making a statement. From the Williamsburg collection, Cornwallis Red is very rich and regal.

Benjamin Moore Cornwallis Red CW-315

The Geometric Diamond wallpaper from Tres Chic is a nice opposite to the vintage "Chairs" wallpaper from Thibaut's Barbados. Benjamin Moore's color Poppy works well with both wallpaper designs.

Geometric Diamond Wallpaper with "Chairs" Wallpaper in Red paired with Benjamin Moore Poppy 1315

Monday, January 6, 2014

Great Products for Redecorating your Bathroom

Decorating a bathroom can be a challenge for many.  Having great products handy makes the process so much easier. With great paint and accessories the project will be a breeze!

Benjamin Moore has a great product specifically made for bathroom use - Aura® Bath & Spa
Waterborne Interior Paint. The premium interior paint, available in matte finish only, is formulated to resist mildew growth in bathrooms and spas.

Aura Bath & Spa can be tinted in all the Benjamin Moore colors.  A few of the great qualities are soap and water cleanup, paint and primer together, easy application, excellent touch ups and stains wash off easily.  When applying Aura Bath & Spa it is best to use a nylon/polyester brush.

Upper Walls Limesickle 2145-50 - Lower Walls Sea Star 2123-30

Picking a shower curtain can be another challenge as well. There are just so many pretty designs to choose from! Within our Pembroke and South Weymouth stores you will find a large selection in stock shower curtains (70" x 72") in many designs and colors.

Benjamin Moore's 100% acrylic Kitchen & Bath Paint is also another great quality satin finish paint
designed for use in bathrooms. It is ideal for use over clean, gloss surfaces, and resists the growth of mildew even under humid conditions. The paint is easy to apply, cleans up with soap and water and is available in all Benjamin Moore colors.

When applying the paint it is best to use a good quality polyester brush and a high density premium roller cover. 

Porcelain Tile is a lovely addition to a bathroom. When selecting a floorcovering you may want to stick with a more neutral tone such as a creamy white or beige. This will make it easier for you to introduce color on the walls and other accessories you may add. Stop in to our Pembroke store to see the large selection of tile.