This and That

While working on projects for others today I came across some of 'this and that' for my own design projects.

I'm loving this wall color Suzanne Kasler used in a home she designed the interiors for in Greenwich, CT.  We have a lot of millwork in our home in white contrasted to the wall color.  My next painting project will be to paint all trims in a semi-gloss in the same color of the walls in quiet neutrals.

I never thought I would entertain painting antique furniture but I am starting to round the corner on this.  This black on black is very intriguing. 

The family room sofa was upholstered 3 years ago before I began reading design blogs and being inspired by neutral bases with color used in other ways.  I am soooo itching to reupholster the sofa.  Found a perfect linen yesterday.  Think I'll have to wait until Mr. MD is out of town!

If you are like me, you are ready for spring and to have color popping all around.  I was able to get out in some of the beds the other day, more work to do to get ready to plant some color!

Happy Weekend!


  1. i am just starting to do neutrals.
    it is like a whole new world.


  2. I have a chocolate brown velvet sofa that I really still like but am itching to recover it too. I'm a divided soul on that right now. what do you think?

  3. Hi Renae! My couch is would be SO easy to pull off the cover and trot on down to the dye guy. But I KNOW as soon as I make up my mind...I'll wish I had done another color! Thinking of a dark minky gray. Hopefully it will all pull together in a flash for us! Have a lovely weekend! XO Trish

  4. What lovely photos. very inspiring - I'm planning to cover my old sofas with some antique french linen sheets I have.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sacha xx

  5. I'm definitely ready for spring but it seems to be a bit far away. Hope for a change in the weather soon.
    As soon as the snow melts I will be able to put up my new house sign from Ramsign ( and I can't wait :)

  6. Cannot wait to get into the garden...snow slowly melting...the last beauto is just beautiful

  7. Looks like a beautiful garden and I love the candle sticks in the first photo. Please show us your garden in full Spring!
    Mary Ann

  8. Renae I know; I have a loveseat i want to slipcover so badly!!

    Spring is not ready yet here in KC. More snow to come....soon beautiful flowering trees and plants!

    Come and join my Artful Giveaway!
    Art by Karena

  9. Hello Renae,

    This is my very first time here and I'm so impressed with your blog. It's really beautiful and informative.

    I hope you drop by my blog, so you can also "meet" me. :-)

    Have a great weekend,


    Luciane at

  10. Love the Kasler interior, Renae. I hope your Spring has arrived now - enjoy your yard. Have a great week, Sweetie. xo

  11. J'adore that last photo... all the flowers are FABuLOUS!!! oooh la la colour!!!


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