Williamsburg Color- Unstuffed

May 23, 2013

 

 

I was very pleased to get this news!  The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has partnered with Benjamin Moore on a collection of 144 new colors– ” Based on original pigments developed more than 250 years ago, Colonial Williamsburg’s curators have re-created this rich, authentic palette.”  TREND MEETS TRADITION.

Take a look at a few of these colors, used in really fresh new settings not your mother’s (or grandmother’s house)!

 

 

Washington Blue and Cornwallis Red

 

Spotswood Teal, Everard Blue and Damask Yellow

 

 

Green Umber and Hardwood Putty

Damask Yellow

 

 

Carter Gray and Capitol White

 

Bracken Cream and Williamsburg Wythe Blue

 

Raleigh Peach

 

 

Gunsmith Gray and Mopboard Black 

 

Ewing Blue and Market Square Shell

 

Bone Black and Lamp Black

Carter Plum

 

Williamsburg Stone and Hardwood Putty

 

Williamsburg Wythe Blue, Palace Pearl and Claret

Tyler Gray and Palace Pearl

Tyler Gray and Palace Pearl

 

 

Greenhow Blue

 

 

So, I’m seeing some old favorites here but the palette has most definitely been “refreshed”.  I’m loving it!

 

 

 

 

The color I’m “dying to try”?   Definitely “Greenhow Vermillion”.

 

 

 

 

There are some great reds in the collection!

 

Am looking forward to getting some of these colors up soon…stay tuned!  For more background on the Collection..watch here:

 

 

 

 

all images via Benjamin Moore

 

 

 

“Tis the Season in Old Town”

December 12, 2011

 

 

 

Old Town, Alexandria… in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Just giving you a glimpse of how we “do the holidays”  in this quaint little part of the world.  Yes, we do have inflatable Snoopy snow globes and blinking reindeer displays on the “outskirts” of town but in the historic district, the decor is more of the natural variety.

 

 

 

Fresh and dried greens and fruit are used in abundance… think Colonial Williamsburg.

 

 

 

A store window festooned with pine and heather (love this one)

 

 

Magnolia, lemons and clove-studded oranges

 

 

 

 

Clustered green apples play off nicely against a red door

 

 

A nautical theme with bleached starfish, shells,  and pine cones

 

 

 

A simple swag of scotch pine and pepperberries

 

 

A chartreuse ribbon complements the black shutters

 

 

 

More magnolia love…

 

 

Sprayed gold pomegranates

 

 

 

And how sweet is this?

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If you are ever in the Washington, D.C. area over the holidays….  Old Town (on the Potomac River) is a short ride on the metro but a nice step back into history (and away from…  the glitter).

 

 

Todd Healy