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Custom Upholstery…. November 26 2013, 0 Comments

At the Melon Patch .. we do custom upholstery.. this chair  painted with decorative paint from Annie Sloan.. and the fabric provide by the customer..

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We are a full service shop.. we provide upholstery and custom painting..

Until Next time..


Custom Upholstery…. November 26 2013, 0 Comments

At the Melon Patch .. we do custom upholstery.. this chair  painted with decorative paint from Annie Sloan.. and the fabric provide by the customer..

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We are a full service shop.. we provide upholstery and custom painting..

Until Next time..



Working with Neutrals November 21 2013, 0 Comments

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Neutrals are the starting point for almost any palette. The key to making a neutral palette work is to add texture. That could be through the use of metals or combinations of smooth and rough textiles or Rustic woods. Don’t let working with a neutral palette scare you. These colours and tones evoke tranquility with a soft sophisticated look. by the way neutrals are not just white or beige.. When I do an interior project I think of the long term.. the easy things to change are paintings/cushions and accessories.. I stick with a neutral palette for walls and floors.. as much as possible , simply because these are large surface areas and can be costly to change.

Here are few neutrals for the wall…

Cooking Apple Green from Farrow & Ball  # 32 .. this is a green with gray but it is still very bright.. another is November Rain#2142-60 from Benjamin Moore.. looks good with wood trim and is a putty colour warm, but not to warm..

For Furniture painting.. try these colour from Annie Sloan

Paris Grey this colour is inspired by French and Swedish interiors and works well with blues and oranges… Paloma  a soft purplish Grey I call a transitional colour … totally of out my comfort range but I have grown to love it.. works well with purples and grays …

Here is a lovely piece a painted by Virginia Weathersby an Annie Sloan paint Virginia is an Annie Sloan  Stockist…..

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Until next time.. Elizabeth


Working with Neutrals November 21 2013, 0 Comments

landscape2

Neutrals are the starting point for almost any palette. The key to making a neutrals palette work is to add texture. That could be through the use of metals or combinations of smooth and rough textiles or Rustic woods. Don’t let working with a neutral palette scare you. These colours and tones evoke tranquility with a soft sophisticated look. by the way neutrals are not just white or beige.. When I do an interior project I think of the long term.. the easy things to change are paintings/cushions and accessories.. I stick with a neutral palette for walls and floors.. as much as possible , simply because these are large surface areas and can be costly to change.

Here are few neutrals for the wall…

Cooking Apple Green from Farrow & Ball  # 32 .. this is a green with gray but it is still very bright.. another is November Rain#2142-60 from Benjamin Moore.. looks good with wood trim and is a putty colour warm, but not to warm..

For Furniture painting.. try these colour from Annie Sloan

Paris Grey this colour is inspired by French and Swedish interiors and works well with blues and oranges… Paloma  a soft purplish Grey I call a transitional colour … totally of out my comfort range but I have grown to love it.. works well with purples and grays …

Here is a love piece a painted by Virginia Weathersby an Annie Sloan paint stockist..

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Until next time.. Elizabeth

 



Mirror Inspiration April 14 2012, 0 Comments

I seem to have an obession with mirrors, all types and all sizes. I like them because decorating with mirros is a great way to bring style to any room.

Here are few of my reasons

1. in addition to providing and alterantive to wallart, mirrors offer the addtitional benefit of addint light to any room.

2. think big ! the bigger the mirror the more light in can reflect, not only will there be light refection but i can also make a room look much larger.

3. mirrors can also provide a focal point , and will help to anchor  all of the other decorative elements  of the room.


Mirror Inspiration April 14 2012, 0 Comments

I seem to have an obession with mirrors, all types and all sizes. I like them because decorating with mirros is a great way to bring style to any room.

Here are few of my reasons

1. in addition to providing and alterantive to wallart, mirrors offer the addtitional benefit of addint light to any room.

2. think big ! the bigger the mirror the more light in can reflect, not only will there be light refection but i can also make a room look much larger.

3. mirrors can also provide a focal point , and will help to anchor  all of the other decorative elements  of the room.


Think Spring April 03 2012, 0 Comments

Think Spring , think Antibes from Annie Sloan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Think Spring April 03 2012, 0 Comments

Think Spring , think Antibes from Annie Sloan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Being Creative April 02 2012, 0 Comments

Putting together a unique and Stylish place to call home is isn’t much about Bank Account, as it is about your creativity.

There are so many wonderful shows on home decor , beautiful magazines that you can look at on line and then there is the latest Pinrest, it will get the creative juices flowing .

Here is a bit of inspiration. We at the Melon Patch would love to see yours, please send us some photos elizabeth@themelonpatch.com

GARDENHOUSE BOOK  by BONNIE TRUST DAHNA

THE MELON PATCH

RUE MAGAZINE

THE MELON PATCH 

PINREST

THE MELON PATCH

Until next time

Elizabeth


Being Creative April 02 2012, 0 Comments

Putting together a unique and Stylish place to call home is isn't much about Bank Account, as it is about your creativity.

There are so many wonderful shows on home decor , beautiful magazines that you can look at on line and then there is the latest Pinrest, it will get the creative juices flowing .

Here is a bit of inspiration. We at the Melon Patch would love to see yours, please send us some photos elizabeth@themelonpatch.com

GARDENHOUSE BOOK  by BONNIE TRUST DAHNA

THE MELON PATCH

RUE MAGAZINE

THE MELON PATCH 

PINREST

THE MELON PATCH

Until next time

Elizabeth


French Laundered Look March 24 2012, 0 Comments

Panel 27 x27 87 % Cotton 13% Poly $30.00


French Laundered Look March 24 2012, 0 Comments

Panel 27 x27 87 % Cotton 13% Poly $30.00