Home Trend: Styling a Black Bookcase

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Painting your bookcases black is a bold choice, creating the perfect backdrop to display your favourite decor. This is definitely a big trends in home decorating this fall/winter and it’s an easy do-it-yourself update for your space! Try mixing your books with decor pieces in bright white and shiny metallic to pop off the black backdrop and create visual interest.

Try our Benjamin Moore paint selections: Onyx 2133-10, Jet Black 2120-10 + Universal Black 2118-10.

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Available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC: 1. Geode decor, 2. Antler candelabra, 3. White potted succulent, 4. White crystal, 5. Books – image only, 6. Hammered silver vases, 7. Horn and silver rimmed picture frame, 8. Silver antiqued mirror display box, 9. Brass sphere.

Inspiration images found here: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.


DIY : Rustic Flower Board

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Rustic Flower Board

Inspired by Mother’s Day we created this quick and easy Rustic Flower Board. We coated our cedar board with two coats of the Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat Transluscent stain silver gray and let dry. Next, measure your board to evenly place the jars, first marking your center point. Cut your metal strapping to allow enough to securely attach the jars. Using a drill or screwdriver start at one side and secure the strapping with a screw and wrap around each jar tightly and secure down the other side. Continue attaching all three jars. Flip the board to attach the D ring holders. Measure the screw placements 1 inch from the top and edge and screw into place. Use for fresh flowers, potted flowers or herbs!! Such a cute and easy project!!!

Supplies used:
Rough cedar board 1′ wide by 2 1/2′ long
Benjamin Moore Arborcoat WB Transluscent Silver Gray stain 623-70
Disposable paint brush
Can opener
3 Mason jars – clear or painted
Steel strapping 3/4″ three feet long
8 black screws
Pliers or wire cutters
Screwdriver or drill
2 d Ring hangers
9 flowers

BM inspired colours:
HC-173 edgecomb gray
2020-10 sparkling sun
CC-160 white rock
2012-20 flame

Happy Mother’s Day ! Enjoy!

Spread of the Week : Jen Coleman

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Jen Coleman is one of the owners of the trendy clothing website, Ascot + Hart – she carries the effortlessly cool vibe from fashion to her Dallas, TX home. The Glitter Guide recently featured this spread on Coleman’s bohemian-chic bungalow that she shares with her son, Cove.

What do you think of Jen’s home? I love the ‘Rise&Shine’ neon pink stenciled art above her bed – very unexpected!

Inspired By : Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, NV is often called the city of lights and is truly an adults playground. The strip can be overwhelming with all of the commotion as well as the mix of extreme design styles. As an Inspired By post that accurately encompassed Vegas as a whole would look absolutely insane, I opted to focus on the modern glamour seen in newer hotels such as the Aria and The Cosmopolitan.

Would you add a touch of Vegas to your home?

Vegas inspired Benjamin Moore colour: Midnight Navy 2067-10, Million Dollar Red 2003-10 + Barely There CSP-725.

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Inspirational Images: Las Vegas + The Cosmopolitan

Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Chandelier LED wall art, 2. Custom velvet cushions, 3. Lucite table lamp, 4. Charles David velour loafer (not available at MHD), 5. Gold crackle vases, 6. Le Corbusier inspired sofa, 7. Philippe Starck inspired lucite chair, 8. Bronze hammered stool, 9. Black + white acrylic stacking boxes.