Our top 5 white paint colors.

 

Spring is the perfect time to brighten things up. The best way to make big impact without spending an arm and a leg is to repaint your walls and trim. I love white on trim, but also walls because it is the perfect backdrop for all of your soft furnishings, and is like a breath of fresh air in a space.

"What color white?", you may ask. There are literally hundreds out there, so it's easy to get overwhelmed. But lucky for you, we thought we'd share our favorites with you below. We've also included Calm and Swiss Coffee, because they are hands down the perfect off whites for walls! All of these are time tested and always look fantastic!

white paint colors
 

An interview with Interior Design Angela Raciti

 
What do you love most about being a local business?

Having grown up in town, being a local business owner makes me feel all that more connected to the community. Duxbury is so tight knit, and I love that there is a network between my clients and I that goes way back, as well as shared common goals for the town. One of which is historic preservation, which is an intention I keep in mind in the homes I work on and when conceptualizing a space. For me, part of design is about integrating the past into the present, and finding ways to sustain and treasure what we have.

What distinguishes you most from your competition?

My formal design education and experience in high end residential design has instilled in me a practical and working knowledge of the process. More specifically, I have a master’s degree in Interior Architecture and years spent working for top tier Boston design firms. It took a lot of work to get where I am, but my fine tuned knowledge of construction, design, and decor allows me to give my clients a well rounded and complete design experience. Our full service design approach ranges from pre-construction schematic development, interior architectural layouts, elevations, custom millwork design, construction walkthroughs, project management, along with finish, fixture, and furnishing selection and procurement.

Where do you find inspiration?

I gain most, if not all, of my design inspiration from nature. You can always find me walking or riding my bike around town and exploring new neighborhoods. Fresh air, greenery, and the beach energize me and give my mind the blank canvas it needs to develop my projects.

 Our advertorial, as seen in the Duxbury Business Guide 2017.

Our advertorial, as seen in the Duxbury Business Guide 2017.

 

Searching for... bedside tables.

 

I see sooo many design products day in and day out, it's hard to make a decision when it comes to pieces for our own home. There's just too much good stuff out there! When I had a client looking to purchase a pair of bedside tables that I already own, I jumped at the chance to sell them to her for a great price so I could go for something different. Don't get me wrong, I love the tables I parted with and use the company often, but thought it was time for a change.  

 A quick picture of the nightstands before departing for their new home.

A quick picture of the nightstands before departing for their new home.

I'm on the hunt again and have the options narrowed down.  The walls and trim are super white, and there are dressers on the other side of the room in a salvaged wood finish, so instinct was telling me that these tables should be a solid finish- white, blue, or maybe even green to bring out the colors in the headboard fabric while not competing with the dressers.

modern bedroom bedside tables
 

A little snipet.

 

If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you already know that our lives have hugely changed for the better. I promise not to turn this blog into a mommy blog, however I do owe you some final pics of the nursery. Since we've moved all the baby necessities into our room where it is AC'ed (such a hot summer here!), these will have to wait until everything is put back together again. BUT, here is one teaser pic from  IG, pre- baby and stifling heat!

modern nursery

The space is small, so using a patterned wallpaper really punched things up. I kept all of the furniture white, and brought in color with accents such as pillows and the mobile. The rug is a great base that acts as a neutral- the color works perfectly and doesn't compete. Of course when I came across the crib with the lucite front rails, that was a must have! We are so pleased with the way it turned out and is a true reflection of our minimal and clean taste.

Sources: Rug, Pouf, Crib, Wallpaper