We are thrilled to be featured in East Coast Living Magazine’s Spring 2017 issue! Our North End Halifax Transformation made the cover page this month, and is also featured on the East Coast Living Blog.
Check out the full blog post below:
Say it with colour
Creative ways of choosing the best colours for your space.
By Janice Hudson | March 24, 2017
The cover story of our new spring magazine showcases a home in Halifax that was revamped recently by interior consultant Sappho Griffin of Henhouse.
I love that Griffin forgoes strict methods of picking a colour scheme. Her colour choices in this house change from room to room—carrying through some colours and picking up new ones along the way, all while avoiding the tendency to match everything perfectly.
In the family room, a pea-soup yellow paint colour was the starting point. Griffin tied in a blue accent colour to bring in a softer, more feminine look. “I wanted an accent colour that steered away from the yellow walls and tied in the other softer colours from the TV room and kitchen,” she says.
GIVE A SHOT OF DISTRACTION
Artwork can invigorate your colour scheme. Pick pieces that have your main colour(s), but that add in one “out-there” colour. “This gives a shot of distraction,” Griffin says. “You need something to break your eye.”
LAYER IT ON
In the kitchen, Griffin started with the floral, painterly window treatments, which tie in the pea-soup yellow of the living room and add in pinky hues. The fun retro fabric of the reupholstered vintage chairs introduces a fresh green to the palette.
SAMPLE FROM UNEXPECTED PLACES
She plucked even more new colours—hits of red and blue—from vintage china dishes, which are now displayed on the kitchen wall. “It doesn’t match, but it goes and is off beat,” she says.