New Year, New Colors - 2022 Colors Of The Year
At the beginning of a new year, paint companies release their predictions for the colors that will be trending for the year. As we begin to long for and imagine a post-pandemic world, the colors we choose tend to reflect those feelings.
These colors are also inspired by pop culture, fashion, and design. So what we end up with are a range of colors all with a commonality. For this year, we're seeing a trend of colors that are bright and colors that are rooted in earth tones. Maybe it's our want for brighter days and getting back to basics and nature that drive these choices.
Read more about the color choice here. Which one do you think best fits your style for 2022?
Did You Know - New Years Edition
Each year, thousands gather in Times Square on New Year's Eve to celebrate and count down to the New Year. But have you ever wondered where the lighted ball came from and why we continue to use it today?
Before 1907, New York Times publisher, Adolph Ochs threw quite the New Year's bash complete with fireworks. However, the city officials weren't fond of his display and the potential fire hazard it created. In search of a new party idea, he turned to the Western Union building for inspiration.
Atop the building, a sphere fixed to a metal pole would lower everyday to signify the time at noon. His idea took shape from here and the New Year's eve ball that we know today was born. On New Year's Eve 1907, the first 700-lb lighted ball was lowered by a team of men to usher in 1908.
Read more about the origins of the New Year's Eve ball here.
From Spec Home To Spectacular - Whole Home Update In Haverford
Homes along the Main Line are known for their historic charm. But as they age, homeowners tend to run into the unexpected, like in the case of this home where the plaster had separated from the lath underneath. Luckily, we have the right skills and team to repair the old wall and make it look new again.
The Mike Jasinski team was initially brought in to refresh the paint color in the master bedroom. However, as began prepping the walls, we began to notice something wasn't quite right and discovered the separation.
Once we assessed the issue we began the demo process to remove all of the old plaster from the bedroom walls and closet area. Unfortunately the wood lath wasn't in great condition, which is bound to happen over time. We repaired sections of it and made it as smooth as possible, began installing the new drywall on top, and secured the drywall to the studs behind the lath for a strong adhesion. The overall prep work was more than anticipated, but making sure we had a smooth and as level as possible surface was key for proper drywall installation. Once everything was prepped and sanded, the walls were painted with two coats of Mindful Gray (SW7016).
When our team was finished painting, the homeowner had a flooring contractor come in to remove the old carpet and refinish the existing hardwood flooring beneath it. Our team was then brought back to install and paint the new quarter round to finish off the room. With the combination of the warmer wall colors and new flooring, the room had a brand-new feeling, while maintaining the old home charm.
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