The Designer Files Pt. Three: Q & A with Best-selling Author Melissa Steach
So, we’re moving quickly into the different stains of hardwood. The degree of stain varies so much, how do you pick the color of your wall paint to help bring it all together?
I was a huge lover of gray long before Pantone came along and called it a trend! That said, as a base color, I would almost always recommend a gray for any color wood floor. For example, “Paper White” by Benjamin Moore is a fantastic neutral base and goes well with cool or warm tones.
We agree, but does this mean we need to overcompensate in the finer touches, such as area rugs, furniture, and reflective surfaces?
Remember, the devil is in the details: it always comes down to how you thread the story of your décor together.
Gotcha. What is the biggest takeaway on how to work with different stains?
The most important thing is to be sure, at least at the one point within every room, to reference either the color or the texture of the wood floor. This way, the eye is always taking in the space as a whole; creating a cozy, yet, expansive feel.
Melissa Steach is the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Book, “The Housing Project: Decorating a Home that Tells Your Personal Story and Reflects the Real You”. She is also an award-winning fine artist and her decorating work has been featured on HGTV. She currently spearheads projects through Design and Signature Services by CORT and is based in Beverly Hills, Ca. For more information about Melissa, visit MelissaSteach.com.