Interior House Painting

How Long Does Exterior House Paint Last?

Surface preparation, power washing, and getting the right contractor on the job are all things that should be taken into consideration when you are planning to paint your home.  Your exterior paint is an investment.  We are not speaking solely on a financial level here either.  New paint helps with the aesthetics of your home, but most importantly it protects your home.  It protects [...]

2020-07-26T08:59:04-07:00July 26th, 2020|

Architects and Designers: Who does what and how do they work together?

The field of home building and remodeling has a clear path from design to construction, then on to “the finishes,” and lastly, the furnishings. After the initial design plans are complete, architects can and often do play a role throughout the construction of the project. When do interior designers get involved? And can architects and interior designers ever coexist on a project? We sat [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00April 1st, 2020|

Arana’s Participation in 4 Years of CSL Tours + 1 More To Come

For 31 years now, the Children’s Support League has raised money for East Bay agencies that serve children in need, by spearheading the annual Heart of the Home tour in Piedmont and the Oakland Hills. In that time, the organization has raised over 4 million dollars, distributed via grants to over 100 local service organizations. Under the motto of “Have fun and do good!,” [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00March 30th, 2020|

Designers’ Favorites: Mead Quin on White Interiors

We recently interviewed a number of prominent Bay Area interior designers on their favorite shades of white for painting interiors. In this post, Mead Quin weighs in. (To return to the introduction and access links to other designers' interviews, click here.) Interior Designer Mead Quin Mead Quin, Emeryville (www.meadquindesign.com) All White by Farrow and Ball, and Simply White by Benjamin Moore How [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Designers’ Favorites: Laura Martin Bovard on White Interiors

We recently interviewed a number of prominent Bay Area interior designers on their favorite shades of white for painting interiors. In this post, Laura Martin Bovard weighs in. (To return to the introduction and access links to other designers' interviews, click here.) Laura Martin Bovard, LMB Interiors (www.lmbinteriors.com): Benjamin Moore White Dove How would you describe your design aesthetic? Curated chic; a warm approach [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Designer’s Favorites: Quinn Morgan on White Interiors

We recently interviewed a number of prominent Bay Area interior designers on their favorite shades of white for painting interiors. In this post, Quinn Morgan weighs in. (To return to the introduction and access links to other designers' interviews, click here.) Quinn Morgan (www.quinnmorgandesign.com): Benjamin Moore’s Capitol White, Simply White, and Heron White Interior Designer Quinn Morgan How would you describe your [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Designers’ Favorites: Carolyn Rebuffel on White Interiors

We recently interviewed a number of prominent Bay Area interior designers on their favorite shades of white for painting interiors. In this post, Carolyn Rebuffel weighs in. (To return to the introduction and access links to other designers' interviews, click here.) Carolyn Rebuffel, Workroom C (https://workroomc.com/): Benjamin Moore: Super White, Linen White, White Dove, Decorator’s White How would you describe your design aesthetic? Home [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:54-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Designers’ Favorites: Dawn Carlson on White Interiors

We recently interviewed a number of prominent Bay Area interior designers on their favorite shades of white for painting interiors. In this post, Dawn Carlson weighs in. (To return to the introduction and access links to other designers' interviews, click here.) Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design Dawn Carlson, MAS Design (https://masinteriordesign.com/): Sherwin Williams’ Incredible White How would you describe [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:55-07:00February 5th, 2020|

Choosing White Paint Colors for Your Interiors: Bay Area Designers Share Their Favorites!

A Paler Shade of White: Meditations on Choosing White for Your Walls By Catherine Baldi with Julie Feinstein Adams Dining Room in shades of white, by MAS Design I have a lot of conversations with homeowners and interior designers about color. Working primarily in the Bay Area, I’ve noticed that few homeowners choose white, especially for exteriors. Bathroom; interior design by [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:55-07:00February 3rd, 2020|

Interior Paint Finishes For Your Home

It's not enough picking the right painting firm, colors, patterns, nor designs for your upcoming interior redesign project. In addition to all of the aforementioned, you'll need to pick the right finish for your interior paint if you hope to be happy with the results of your project. Different finishes add different things to a home and can dramatically alter or affect the atmospheres [...]

2020-07-17T08:22:55-07:00November 30th, 2019|