In Design for the Home, it's not the Color -it's how the Color makes you Feel

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Rhapsody in Blue.
That's what I thought, when I saw the ceiling of a Dining Room that is being painted for me this week.
The shade of blue is a mix of Benjamin Moore's 'White Rain' with a small percentage of White Dove added to lighten it up.

My painter is so understanding of the need to mix colors to get the exact shade I am looking for. However, it is my client who is open to suggestions from her designer - and that's a great mix when you want to make a room come to life!

When you look at the ceiling it's like getting a breath of fresh air!

M. A. Smith, Ltd., Interior Design
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732 690-2030

Why Streamlined Hardware for the Kitchen equals less Stress

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Why hardware for your Kitchen should not only look good - it should make your job easier

Simple yet attractive in design, ease of use, good looks: these are all the components of kitchen and bath hardware that need to be addressed with today's busy lifestyles.

The most requested features of Kitchen and Bath cabinet hardware are:
  • Soft close door and drawer hinges - allows the busy cook to get to the next step in cooking 
  • Touch-open hardware systems - free the cook's hands from having to open the garbage or recycling bin
  • Clean-lined designs mean door handle hardware is easy to maintain (less crevices to deal with)
  • Full-extension drawers provide more space and easier to access space.
Hardware may be last of the list of a Kitchen or Bath renovator. But it should be a top priority if you want to enjoy your renovation for years to come.

M. A. Smith, Ltd.,Interior Design
Allied Member ASID
732 690-2030