Each month, a different Babel’s interior designer discusses the current trends in interior design and chooses a Benjamin Moore color to highlight as the Babel’s Color of the Month.
For January, designer Michael Greene has chosen Beach Glass 1564 to compliment the cool blues, enchanting silvers, and lush accents that are currently leading the trends in the interior design field. Michael has been making homes, offices, restaurants and even yachts look amazing for over twenty-four years. New England Cable News Network has featured him three times on Dream House; a show that showcases local design projects, and produced. He has done set design for Local Talk show on Boston’s Channel 56. He has decorated many of the homes you may have seen during the famous “Christmas House Tour” in South Boston sponsored by Laboure and Catholic Charities. Michael started his design career with Fabric Place a company well known for its superior custom work based in Framingham. Michael honed his skills and vast knowledge of custom window treatments and how important scale is to the final product. While at Fabric Place he had the pleasure of mentoring the newly hired designers he guided them through a full year of coaching to insure their projects and designs were up to the company’s high standards. In 2007, Fabric Place Owners decided it was time to retire. “ It was like the death of a dear friend,” says Michael, “A Very Dear Friend.” He is now a prominent member of the design team at Babel’s where he has unlimited flexibility with product and design. Michael believes that his client’s wants and needs are most important in any project. Whether it be a traditional or a contemporary design he will always masterfully surpass his client’s expectations. This Designer understands that any custom work can be a major investment in your home. He also believes a well-designed space should be one you enjoy for years to come. Michael says: “Right now the current trend is all things glam: sparkles, silvers, and silks. We are seeing a lot of aqua and silver color combinations in every room. In a kitchen, white cabinetry with quartz stone counter tops offer the look of marble without the hassle of potential staining. In a master suite, upholstered headboards combined silk draperies or a statement, wallpapered, accent wall create a luxurious and relaxing space. Beach Glass is the perfect medium-light aqua to give your space a feeling of opulence and comfort.” To have Michael help transform your space, stop by Babel’s in Canton at 102 Washington Street, or call to schedule an appointment, 617-877-3272.
Weather Damage? Here’s How to Seal Water Stains On a Ceiling
Step one: Remove the source of the moisture
Step two: Check the ceiling to make sure it is in sound condition
Step three: Wait for the ceiling to thoroughly dry
Step four: Remove any mildew with a mild bleach and water solution
Step five: Scape and sand any loose paint until problem area has a smooth finish
Step six: Coat with a stain killing primer such as Insl-x Seal Lock or Insl-x-Prime Lock
Step seven: Paint with a coat of Benjamin Moore Ceiling paint
Step eight: Paint the entire ceiling for a more uniform finish
Step nine: Paint a second coat for the best overall appearance.
Step ten: Send us a picture of your finished ceiling job and we will post it on one of our social sites!
NEED MORE IDEAS OR PRODUCT ADVICE?
Stop into any one of our stores for more tips, advice and product ideas for any weather damaged areas of your home or office.
Benjamin Moore has just introduced a new line of latex chalkboard paint that can be tinted to any hue in the company’s 3,300-shade spectrum, allowing retailers like Babel’s to offer unlimited color matching for our customers.
“This paint can turn virtually any interior surface into a chalkboard. We are very excited to have this new line of paint,” says Jeanne Babel, Babel’s Vice President. “It’s fun to watch our customers and home design staff discover the creative possibilities.”
The new paint, known as the Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint (308) is a latex topcoat with an eggshell finish, that is easy to apply, and dries in a matter of hours. The surface is durable, easy to clean, and fully washable.
Chalkboard paint checkerboard idea
You can pick up your Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint in any of our Babel’s locations in Norwood, Needham Center, Foxboro and Canton. The Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint is sold in quarts only, and retails for $21.99.
Check out Benjamin Moore’s website for other Chalkboard paint ideas
Every color tells a unique story……
What do Lilianna, Summer’s Day, Perfectly Pesto, and Granny Smith have in common? They are paint color names for some of the new shades of green from the new Color Stories Paint Collection from Benjamin Moore.
Wait until you see this new palette of colors which has just arrived exclusively at Babel’s Paint and Decorating Store in Norwood, Ma.
What makes the Color Stories Paint System so extraordinary? “It’s all about the colors” says Jeanne Babel, of Babel’s Paint and Decorating Stores, “each one is truly unique.” These new paint colors reside in their own universe between current, existing shades and the range of hues is limited to 200. These new colors by Benjamin Moore have been carefully chosen for their versatility, compatibility, and dependability with a variety of architectural styles and lighting environments.
And unlike most other colors in the design industry these colors are formulated without black or gray tints and so many more pigments are required per color. The result is that these colors just work better with our customer’s fabrics and other décor elements.
With such an unprecedented array of truly unique and natural hues to choose from, creating your own color story has never been easier or more exciting. Inspired by nature, the senses, moments in time, found objects and pure imagination, each color tells its enticing tale. For example, one of our favorite gold tones is called Fireside Chat and on the back of the painted chip the color is described with these words “The fire’s cheery glow illuminates the room with a soft light, wrapping you in a blanket of warmth and happiness.” And now you can combine them into a personal palette and let them tell your story.
So, we invite you to stop by Babel’s Norwood Paint and Decorating Store location for Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories Paint and take a look at our new Color Story Display – we think you’ll love it!
Babels offers eco-friendly alternatives to manufactured products. We can incorporate many “Green” products and remodeling ideas into your project such as eco-friendly wall covering, low or no VOC paints and stains, home remodeling materials, natural material blinds, shades, and home furnishings.
In addition to our products, Babels also promises to always take in to consideration the impact that our business operations and products have on our environment. It is our pledge to “do the right thing” when it comes to selling “green” products, giving advice regarding the use and disposal of all home improvement products that we sell, and offering green product alternatives.
Summary: We are your “Green” Friendly Business