Let There Be Color
It was quite an interesting afternoon as we moved most every room in our house in a slightly different direction from Natural Echo. I could almost feel the interior designer’s head working as he contemplated and then made his recommendations.
Jerry is an extremely interesting guy. He currently lives on St. Croix, having had a varied and exciting life before moving there. He spent many of his formative years in Sweden. He was a special assistant to President Clinton, where he worked in the capacity of organizational management.
At some point he managed to get a master’s in interior design from the Corcoran. Now he calls on both of those degrees to answer the needs of clients worldwide.
He came armed with a huge box of color chips that literally covered the rainbow. As we toured the house initially, I could already see him starting to formulate ideas. He loved the openness and light and worked hard to enhance them in every room.
He quickly dismissed blues and most greens from our palette because our house feels more like yellows to him. The paint chips above represent many of his choices, leaving out a couple like Chinese Red for which he didn’t leave a sample. They are all exciting colors when used in combination. In some rooms we will leave the trim in the current Natural Echo shade, but often the color scheme is much warmer and more interesting.
I am the world’s worst when given a set of paint chips. It was so much fun to work with someone who really knows how the paint looks on the walls.
The good news is if we try something he recommended and don’t like it, he will make a new recommendation at no extra charge. My guess is Jerry usually gets it right the first time.
Now if the stock market would just rebound, we could afford to go out and buy the paint!