How do you paint with an existing chair rail?

My sister, the real estate agent, and brother in law know a house with good bones when they see one. And this fantastic house they bought was the brightest painted house I have ever seen! And themselves too, but they had the vision to look past the bright teal and rainbow striped walls. 

I will share with you briefly what they were dealing with and what ideas we tossed around and what they decided on painting. Styled room photos will follow once it's finished! 

I also want to note that I am starting to post videos to my YouTube channel much more often. And am renaming the channel Tiffany's Home Style Design and Adventure. Because everyday is filled with adventure with my two little ones no matter what! Check it out and give it a thumbs up if you like it! And subscribe for more behind the scenes designing and fun kid adventures! 

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 We chose Agreeable grey and Darian Grey by Sherwin Williams in the design brainstorming phase.  

We chose Agreeable grey and Darian Grey by Sherwin Williams in the design brainstorming phase.  

The previous homeowner installed a white chair rail in the great room, and there is a troweled venetian plaster texture on the bottom that threw us off. I immediately thought of a white paint acting as a mimicked wainscotting effect the grey paint color acting as a wallpaper look, or . 

 Can you believe this bold color? I love the bravery, but there's a limit. :) The grey are too close and don’t give enough contrast to give that relief effect. 

Can you believe this bold color? I love the bravery, but there's a limit. :) The grey are too close and don’t give enough contrast to give that relief effect. 

The two greys we initially thought would look nice in this setting just looked like a kids room, and in hosting a lot of networking events, they wanted the look to be more professional and sophisticated. 

 It’s too cute, not sophisticated 

It’s too cute, not sophisticated 

The grey on the bottom and white on top is a gorgeous look, however, I think with this it does require more carpentry to establish the difference of just a painted drywall. 

 I love this! But it requires more detail to look right. And that is not in the time frame or budget at the moment. 

I love this! But it requires more detail to look right. And that is not in the time frame or budget at the moment. 

This is the winner! Which is what I envisioned initially and then all the questions and complications dissipated this vision. But what I love most about talking through the design with the client is we always circle back to the original idea and the client feels they own the decision themselves, therefore having complete peace and confidence. 

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We have a winner!
— Gene & Heather Vinson
 Real life photo of a large sample area of our wining combination! 

Real life photo of a large sample area of our wining combination! 

Sometimes the classic simple is the best option!

Every person and space has a challenge with how to paint what and where... What is your challenge? 

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