It’s Easter Bunny Weekend as I write this. Call it self-isolating or sheltering in place, either way, most of us are into week five of spending a LOT of time at home. If you’ve been doing Easter Eggs this week or noticing the crocuses popping up along your walks, you may be contemplating the power of colour. Grey, white and greige have been mainstays on Canadian walls for many years, but that’s been changing. Now’s the ideal time to experiment with colour!
Darker, saturated, neutral shades from Nordic design are making their way onto our walls. Incorporating light neutral textures, natural woods, and plants create cozy, relaxed, timeless spaces that soothe and nurture us. Here are some inspiring photos of a few of my favourite spaces.
Designer Discount on Sherwin-Williams
I’m exciting to announce that as long as we’re sheltering in place, the amazing team at Sherwin-Williams in New Minas will honour my special designer discount of 35% off all paint, primer and stain and 15% off all supplies to those of you looking to take on a painting project. All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about your painting project. I’ll set you up on my account and your love affair with colour can begin!
Solutions for a Narrow Foyer – Part 2
See Part 1, here Solutions for a Narrow Foyer
5. Give your guests what they need. Your guests (and you) need a place to set down items like keys, smartphones, and sunglasses on arrival. A place to put handbags is a must and if there are handbag hooks, they’ll do double duty for guests’ jackets. Make it a rule that these hooks are for guests only, otherwise your narrow Foyer will look cluttered and your guests won’t have a spot to hang their stuff.
6. Look for the sleekest options. There are many ways to accommodate bits and pieces, bags and jackets, such as a narrow floating shelf with wall hooks below or a narrow table with hooks fastened to the bottom. We were fortunate to find an all in one unit with hooks and handy compartments.
7. Make it safe. Ensure that whatever you put in your Foyer is out of the way, firmly secured to the wall. Even a narrow table, as it can be bumped and knocked over. Consider the height that you affix these items to the wall. You want to be sure that no one will bump their head or their face. The beauty of the one we found is the ends are rounded so there are no sharp corners. We placed ours at 54″ above the floor and if children visit, we place a jacket or handbag on a hook to create a big visual cue to avoid accidents.
8. A mirror. Most everyone wants to take a quick check in the mirror when arriving or leaving. Make your Foyer friendly with a well-situated mirror. Bonus! A mirror will make the narrow space look wider. We’re, presently, on the look out for a unique vintage mirror that’s wide and not too tall to place over our shelf and finish off our narrow Foyer.
The Frightened Family
And now for a good laugh with vintage John Candy and SNL. The quality isn’t the best, but the laughs sure are. Enjoy!
Until next time, keep safe, healthy, and happy.