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This summer my cousin Meghan migrated south to Atlanta from Boston and we’ve had such a fun time reconnecting over the past few months! She moved into a new apartment in Midtown and as soon as she signed the lease we started dreaming up design plans to make the new space an inviting home for the next couple of years. To start out, Meghan knew she wanted to bring some color to the living room and bedroom, and luckily the building allowed two accent walls in the apartment. I brought over my set of paint samples from Clare and we quickly identified two perfect colors from their designer color selection and stuck the samples on the wall for her to think about for a few days. She loved the sophisticated blush “Wing It” in the living room, and the cozy but cool “Goodnight Moon” to bring some depth to her bedroom. See the color choices and painting process with Clare’s painting tools below!
Clare makes things super straightforward with a “perfect eggshell” finish for all their wall paint and a semi-gloss for their trim collection. The paint colors are carefully curated and the selection isn’t overwhelming, so I knew the process would be simple and fun for Meghan’s first-time major decorating project. I added their 8-piece painting kit to my order so that we would have all the supplies we needed to knock the painting out easily!
I’ve been dying to use Wing It ever since I first saw it in Clare’s color collection, because it is my favorite kind of blush pink with neutral undertones and a light tint that just gives a room a rosy glow. It is absolutely perfect for warming up Meghan’s open-plan living space with such tall ceilings and large windows.
As you might have noticed, one of the first things to go into the apartment was one of my very own Kevin Francis Designs original rugs! The Lucca rug in Sky blue is the perfect foundation for the space, and plays perfectly with the pale pink on the wall. With such playful colors the room is already coming to life!
In Meghan’s bedroom, she really wanted something that would make the room cozier, but without losing the chic city vibe in the apartment. Goodnight Moon is a really dark navy blue, which helps ease the contrast of Meghan’s black bed and gives the wall so much depth that it actually makes the room feel larger. I’m imagining a beautiful vintage textile thrown over the headboard of the bed…
As the apartment comes together I can’t wait to share more of the design process. And I might just have a new apartment of my own to decorate in the near future… more on that later!