Colorful Home for an Artist

My artist client loves color. When planning the design for her new home we were starting with a blank canvas. My concept was to enhance the stone fireplace by painting the walls in a gray color accented by white trim. This allows the eye to focus on the view rather than the distracting stained trim. This crisp combination softens the space and provides a neutral backdrop for the color furnishings.

I always start with a floor plan. This illustrates how the spaces will work and what the maximum sizes furnishing can be. This will help when shopping so no mistakes are made by purchasing the wrong pieces.

Julie Fergus, ASID, is a nationally published interior designer. Her studio and showroom is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Julie's clients are primarily in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley, however, she will travel throughout the state and North |

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Kitchen before - very ,very blah.

This is NOT blah. Same cabinets.


Window seat, paint, color and now it's a cool space to enjoy the view.

Now it's a bright and cheerful alcove with an incredible view.