That Terracotta Color...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Our condo in Ponce InletI was telling a story about colors and designer in my last blog posts, and comments revived one other story about pretty much the same subject.

When we bought our condo in Ponce Inlet, we had some experience working with well-known designer Michelle McCarthy. It wasn’t just a hobby for her; she had her BA in design, and traveled the world mastering her eye…

She helped us with colors of our office and She was excellent when it came to colors. When we bought a condo in Ponce Inlet, we asked her to help. I had a photo from Architectural Digest, and asked her to replicate the colors.She said that the color wasn't the one she personally would have chosen, but I wanted it... If this were for resale, I would follow her advice, but this was for us, and for as long as my wife could tolerate it, we were OK with the color from the magazine.

There was one contrast wall, and I loved that terracotta color, especially in combination with “olive” color of other walls. She gave me the swatches and I did not believe it was even close to the picture. I got chutzpah telling her that it looked very different from the one in the magazine.

She told me to shut up, paint and then tell her whether she was wrong or not. And she smiled…

We painted; it was exactly the color I wanted. I apologize, and she smiled again.

P.S. We did a few remodelling projects after it. We could do a lot of things, make people say "wow" every time... but we never learned how to pick colors. Glad we have designers with the right eye for that.

P.S. This is added after initial posting. Of course, it makes sense to put a picture, but every camera distorts color in some way, and I was afraid of it. This one is close, still I believe it is oversaturated, but, I am afraid, it is never a cigar :)

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William Feela
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That was a very popular color in my area a few years back, but not so much today

Dec 23, 2015 01:23 PM #1
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William Feela - you are right. This happened in 2005. And it was very popular then.

Dec 23, 2015 01:59 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jon wish you would show us the pictures, I am a visual type of guy:), If we do not connect have a Merry Christmas, Endre

Dec 23, 2015 03:24 PM #3
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Patricia Kennedy
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Jon, like Endre, I was thinking what fun it would be to see pictures of the room and the colors.  The olive makes it even more interesting.

Dec 23, 2015 05:16 PM #4
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Yes, designers have great ideas and it's often best to trust them.

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Endre Barath, Jr. and Patricia Kennedy  - thank you guys. I thought about it as in my previous blog the photo is far off with the color, so I wrote about a gorgeous color, but it does not look anywhere the real color it is... Thought I would rather avoid it, but then it simply did not make any sense, so you, guys are right, and I put it in the post.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2015 10:51 PM #6
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Debbie Gartner - of course, but when you are doing something for yourself, you can afford being yourself. I loved the unit, loved the colors, and regretted when Michelle left Daytona.

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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jon - That a very nice look, and I like it. Mary has some design training and has several color kits, but we haqve learned that you really can't trust the swatches - it's nice that you can get some small samples to test with. Have a great holiday season!

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