Q: How do I install molding and trimwork in my home?
A: I think a tutorial of me trying to explain how to cut and install molding would end up leaving you more confused (good at executing, not so great at explaining), so I am hoping this blog post might help you.
A: In June 2019, I signed up for the New York Institute of Art + Design’s (NYIAD) online interior design course. I have 18 months to complete it (did I mention it’s all online?!) and at the end of the course, I am eligible to take the NCIDQ exam to become a certified Interior Designer.
You can find more information about the interior design course here!
The New York Institute of Art and Design has a few other online courses for creative professionals (like AutoCad, Creative Writing, and Photography) which you can learn more about here.
Q: What color are your living room walls?
A: Our living room is a northern-facing room, which means it barely gets any sunlight and constantly looks dark and gloomy.
Rather than trying to forcibly brighten up the room with a super bright white paint, I embraced the northern-ness and went with a creamy off-white: Benjamin Moore White Dove. I truly love it and highly recommend this color for a northern-facing room.
Q: You always find great stuff on Facebook Marketplace. How can I find great stuff too?
A: Check out this blog post: 8 Tips For Sourcing Quality Items on Facebook Marketplace. I also have a roundup of tips and tricks on my “Facebook” IG story highlights.
Q: How tall are your ceilings?
A: We have standard, 8-foot ceilings. I have found that adding crown molding helps to elongate the walls and create the illusion of taller ceilings.
Our master bedroom walls look particularly high because I painted the ceiling the same color as the walls, which also draws the eye up and creates the illusion of higher walls. Check out this blog post for more info on this paint trick.
Q: Where did you find those chairs?!
A: These chairs were a DIY project with the help of my friend Christine from Nouvelle Vie Furniture talking me through the process. This was my first time reupholstering anything, so I don’t feel comfortable enough where I can provide a tutorial/blog post on how to do it, but I have found a few helpful DIY reupholstery tutorials for you to check out:
Q: What paint color did you use in your office?