before and after with paint changes

I will show you some more examples of why I am a fan of soothing paint colors. Soothing everything in fact. My eyes need to be able to relax before my body can.

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The living room before:

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and living room after:

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The office before with dark built ins:

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and after, much brighter and lighter:

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This was our old house just a few weeks after moving in a few years ago. It had been altered here and there and of course been lived in. Now all is gone, all is empty. Everything is packed up and will wait to be put together again in a whole new setting.

But currently I feel like less, less decor, less colors. I am so excited to live in an empty house for a while and to just add a little stuff step by step. I will try to keep it very minimal this time and I see a moving-in garage sale coming up…..

paint: before and after

Our current house in Germany was in a sad and dark place when we happened to find it a few years ago. Changing out the furniture is a sure bet to major transformation but paint really did bring the wow-effect in this case. The woodwork used to be all painted over with a dark stain and we opted for whites with warm grey tones.Image

Entry hall before:

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and entryhall after:

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another hallway before:

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and after:

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