Wednesday, August 18, 2021

An Accent Wall Update with HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams.

 This post is sponsored by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams, but all opinions are my own.

An Accent Wall Update with HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams- designaddictmom

I am a big advocate of your home being a reflection of YOU, and for me that translates to expressing myself by unabashedly incorporating colors and patterns. One of the quickest ways to refresh a space is with paint and my home is the perfect example of this. However, I am often asked, “Well, what if I’m  a bit timid about color and don’t want to paint an entire room? How do I inject color into a space…?” Besides incorporating colorful accessories like pillows, rugs, etc., painting an accent wall is a great way to bring color into a space. Word on the interwebs regarding interior trends has stated that accent walls will soon be uncool or not trendy, but around these parts, we break free from trendy expectations and embrace self-expression. Therefore, if you want to paint an accent wall, do so. 

Accent wall backdrop for kid's art collection-designaddictmom

An accent wall is a single wall in a room that is painted a different color than the rest. Today, we’re going to look at how I updated the above accent wall with a color by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams in their Showcase paint, available only at Lowe’s. 

An Accent Wall Update with HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams.

This accent wall in the boys’ room was created to showcase their art and while the blue is a wonderful color, it has been a couple years since I painted that color and I felt it was time for a refresh! So off to Lowe’s I went to choose a color from HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams. 

With the help of the boys, we looked through a couple colors from the collection and settled on a delicious green color called Kilkenny (HGSW1282) from the Color Pizzazz Color Collection

An Accent Wall Update with HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams.


Always be sure to prep the surface to be painted first. I lightly sanded, cleaned, and primed the wall before painting. I don’t typically tape the edges of the wall; instead, I use an angled brush with a steady hand to cut in. If you’re not yet comfortable doing that, then you should tape the edges before cutting in. After cutting in, then I paint using a Purdy roller – the right applicator is key to achieving a great finish.

An Accent Wall Update with HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams.


Solid walls that don’t have windows or doors make for great accent walls. Color is affected by other adjoining colors and light, so keep that in mind when choosing the color for your accent wall. In the picture above, you can see that the accent wall gets lots of natural light, and since green and blue are analogous colors, the bold green accent wall goes beautifully with the rest of the room painted in a light blue. 

Accent wall backdrop for kid's art collection-designaddictmom



Accent wall backdrop for kid's art collection-designaddictmom


That green is a delightful backdrop for the art and the boys love the new color! Do you have any accent walls in your home? If you don’t and are considering one, make it a reality and check out the wonderful variety of colors available in the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams collection that is available only at Lowe’s. xx




Friday, August 13, 2021

The Category Is Green

 

A monotone green moment-designaddictmom
As a nature lover, it is no wonder I love the color green so much! I never tire of it and find it to be calming even in its most saturated tones. 
Giant fiddle leaf fig in sunroom-designaddictmom
Of course Glory the Fig had to make the cut for post- I mean look at her! Though Cheyenne is probably stealing a bit of her thunder:-)


Fashion editorial with beautiful black model wearing green jacket

Love this vibrant editorial!  


Green and coral bathroom
love this green and coral color combo!


Bright and cheery bedroom-designaddictmom
such a cheerful bedroom!

Love the green touches in this room and the natural and organic vibe-designaddictmom
Love the green touches in this space and the natural and organic vibe!


Fashion editorial with beautiful black model wearing green jacket
And I had to post one more from this editorial-gorgeous! Happy Friday everyone! xx


Images: 1, 4, 5, 63 and 7



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Beyoncé Stuns In Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue

 

Beyoncé Stuns In Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue-designaddictmom
I haven't done a fashion post in a long time, but this Beyoncé feature/interview in  Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue brought me out of my fashion hiatus. You can read the full interview HERE. I love her poignant thoughts and especially those having to do with the importance of self care.




Beyoncé Stuns In Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue

Mental Health Is Important. Take care of yourself-designaddictmom


Beyoncé Stuns In Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue

Beyoncé Stuns In Harper’s Bazaar September ‘Icons’ Issue


*PHOTOGRAPHS BY CAMPBELL ADDY; STYLING BY SAMIRA NASR AND MARNI SENOFONTE