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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Annie Selke. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Every year I get excited about summer. My favorite part is being able to enjoy outdoor activities with the family, and also spend more time on our patio, sitting down with fresh squeezed juice while my toddler plays in his mini pool. It’s so peaceful!

When ANNIE SELKE invited me to help spread the word about their new Palm Springs Summer Collection, an exploration of Palm Springs style and happy, bright pops of color, I knew that their products would be the ideal accessories for my home and patio!

I was really happy reading more about the Annie Selke Companies. Their philosophy and goals resonate deeply with me. I appreciate the fact that they are committed to customer satisfaction, employee well-being, and the world, making ethical and socially responsible choices and decisions. Plus the products are beautiful, the perfect timeless lifestyle products that celebrate creativity, color and happiness.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

 

This is how my patio looks this summer, doesn’t it make you smile? I selected a few items from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Collection for this space. First, a COLORFUL RUG that is fun and functional. It’s now the perfect place to sit and read magazines while my toddler is playing on the patio. I got PILLOWS too, which are now my new obsession, the prints are simple, timeless and the quality of the textiles is truly amazing. I have been wanting to get a STORAGE HAMPER for a long time, this one is perfect to store the outdoor pillows next to the patio door every night. Other things I’m excited to have from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Catalog are two of their vibrant and ULTRA SOFT TOWELS, the colors are just fantastic!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live ColorfulHappy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

I invite you to sign up to receive your Annie Selke Palm Springs Catalog or take a peek at the digital version here! Truly, this catalog is such an inspiration for my lifestyle and home decor goals.

If you are thinking that your home needs more color, Annie Selke’s Summer 2017 Palm Springs collection is just what you need! Sign up for Annie Selke e-mails to RECEIVE 15% OFF your first purchase. Happy decorating!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Annie Selke . The opinions and text are all mine.

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall

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A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

I’ve been seeing beautiful homes painted with dark walls all over the internet. I was captivated by the mysterious and interesting effect, and I really wanted to create something similar in my own living room.

Just after looking at Sherwin Williams color forecast colormix™ 2017, I got obsessed with a color named Deep Forest Brown SW 9175 from the holistic  palette and it’s coordinating colors. I searched for spaces painted with that color on Pinterest to have a better idea of how it would look, and I started to get excited because the spaces looked amazing!

One of the things I was most excited about picking a neutral dark shade, was that I knew it would work great as a base for colorful accessories. This intense brown would also let me play with many color palettes throughout the years with no problem. I also feet that brown was a perfect color for an eclectic home decor style. It compliments most furniture styles and finishes, and well, that’s kind of what I had at home, a mix of modern furniture with ethnic accessories.

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall. Before and After | Live Colorful

Just after I finished painting the first layer, I could see the transformation. It was so exciting.

MATERIAL:

  • 2 quarts of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: Deep Forest Brown SW 9175
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover ½”
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth
  • 1 ½” Sherwin Williams Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush
  • Multi surface blue painter’s tape

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Prepare your surface to make sure it is clean, dry and sound. Tape off moldings, light switches, electrical connectors, and cover the floors and furniture with a plastic drop cloth.
  2. Let’s paint! I like to start painting the edges all around the wall with an angled brush. Then, I use the roller to cover the whole wall. When you go from a light color to a dark color or vice versa, you can apply a layer of multi-purpose latex primer to cover the base color. When going from a light to dark color, you can ask the store employees to tint the primer to make it darker. That will make the process easier, it will give you a smooth finish and better coverage. I applied two layers of the Deep Forest Brown SW 9175 and waited about 4 hours between coats.
  3. Clean up Time. Remove the painters tape as soon as you finish painting to avoid ripping away the paint. You can use a small brush to fix any mistakes.

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

A Beautiful Rich Brown Wall | Live Colorful

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. Find the original article in Spanish here.

How to Paint a Fun Chevron Pattern on Your Walls

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How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

I really like the color of my kid’s bedroom. The room was already painted with that hue when we moved in and we decided to keep it that way. It’s an unusual shade for a toddler, but it works great as a neutral canvas for all the colorful toys that are laying around the room.

There is just one problem with this shade of gray-blue, it darkens the space.

So I decided to add a lighter color that will balance the light in the room. At first, I was just going to paint the whole wall in white. But then, I was inspired by the idea of painting some waves, that would look great with the acrylic octopus mobile that my son has above his crib. My son is really into animals, and water, so I knew it was going to be perfect.

Instead of covering the whole wall, I brainstormed and came up with a simple chevron pattern that simulates waves, and looks versatile and modern.

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: Snowbound SW 7004
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover 9″
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Start by measuring the wall and planning the pattern so everything looks geometrical.
  2. Measure, mark and use the painter’s tape to trace the pattern.
  3. Apply the paint.
  4. Wait few minutes after you finish painting and remove the tape. Do it carefully to avoid pulling up any paint.

The wall looks great, and the white pattern actually lightens up the room. I also moved things around in the bedroom, so everything looks new and fresh!How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. Find the original article in Spanish here.