We’re delighted to bring you the James T. Davis Paint & Design Center At Home magazine. This issue focuses on window treatments and wall coverings. Although James T. Davis started as a paint company, we have expanded our products and services to include everything you may need to create a timeless design for your home. Each of the interior design tips in the articles below will inspire you to reimagine your space.
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Letter from the Editor, Page 8
There is something about fall that makes it the coziest of the seasons. It’s the shorter days, the warmth of a long-sleeved sweater and the scent of nutmeg wafting from a mug cradled in our hands that compels us to surround ourselves with comfort as we nest at home. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Surface Value, Page 10
Not every paint is suitable to every paint project. The surface itself, as well as its age, condition and the type of paint previously used to cover it will determine the right product to use. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
James T. Davis, Page 11
Don’t get hung up on the fact that James T. Davis has been selling paint since 1936 nor that they’ve been manufacturing their own Davis brand paints and stains for the past 50 years—because, as their slogan says, they are so much more than paint. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Before the First Brushstroke, Page 12
Shortcuts are great for avoiding traffic or beating video games, but not so much for painting. In fact, no matter the size of the painting project, its success really does depend on how much time and effort is put into preparation. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Nicely Finished, Page 14
So, you’ve decided to bring new life to tired heirloom furniture or a treasured garage sale piece by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Good for you. No matter the size of the project, forging ahead with a makeover requires knowing what paint to use and how to use it. To see these interior design tips, CLICK HERE.
Wood Blinds: Friend or Faux, Page 16
As elegant as they are resilient, wood blinds add natural color, character and warmth whether your taste runs from classic to contemporary. When shopping for window coverings to style your home, you will be faced with the choice between authentic wood blinds and faux wood blinds. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Designer Inspiration, Page 18
While they’re still very much “of the moment” in the design world, simple white walls will always remain a classic. And for a good reason- crisp, clean white evokes images of pure silk, soft linen and simpler times, while offering the perfect neutral background for whatever style your foreground might be. To view the interior design tips, CLICK HERE.
Table of Plenty, Page 21
The Harvest Table, an iconic piece of traditional American furniture, is associated with bountiful fall feasts going back as far as the Pilgrims and the roots of Thanksgiving celebrations. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Decorated Dining, Page 22
Drop any preconceived notions you may have that wallpaper and tile are just for walls and floors! Complement your table setting by incorporating wallpaper table runners, placemats, menus, candle and vase wraps—or tightly wrap the entire table in paper. To see these interior design tips, CLICK HERE.
Dem Bones, Page 24
The hip bone’s connected to the backbone, the backbone’s connected to the neck bone, the neck bone’s connected to the… Well, not so much anymore. While our cool ghoul (we’ve taken to calling him Napoleon Bone-apart) is disconnected and discombobulated, we love him just the same. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Colors to Dye for, Page 26
Hand-dyed color gives natural fiber knitting and spinning yarn a tonal vibrancy that makes personal projects come alive. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
A Fresh Take on Farmhouse, Page 30
Two things seem unbelievable about Denis and Chris Kahn’s modern farmhouse-style home in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley: 1) that the homeowners sketched out the 5,000 square foot floor plan in a coffee shop and 2) that they purchased the land, built and finished their dream home in only eight months. For more interior design tips, CLICK HERE.
Black Magic, Page 38
When the visionary homeowners set out to create an extraordinary dream home, they pushed the design envelope well into the black. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Past Present, Page 44
Built in 1935, this traditional Texas Cottage was reimagined as a contemporary, light-filled home.
Hugh Randolph was trying to avoid morning traffic when a detour took him right past destiny. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
The Mural Route, Page 48
Although it spans 14,528 acres, Lake Minnetonka fits neatly inside this cottage bathroom, thanks to the ingenuity of designer Lucy Penfield and the adventurous spirit of her accommodating clients. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Entertaining Elegance, Page 52
Family is at the center of Mary Ann and Terry Elston’s life in Shreveport, Louisiana, so naturally they wanted the heart of their stylish home to be practical and functional for their seven children (including two middle-schoolers who still live with mom and dad) and eight grandchildren. To view the details, CLICK HERE.
Spoon Me, Page 56
The culinary equivalent of the chunky knit sweater, soups and stews are the perfect complement to the season. You don’t need to wait for a chill in the air or for the leaves to change to turn gard-harvested vegetables into a hearty, filling meal for the whole family.To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
The Best of the Season, Page 62
It’s not only because the produce is fresh off the vine that record numbers of locavores are visiting farmer’s markets every weekend. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Legacy of Design, Page 69
View from the Top, Page 72
Want windows with swagger? Top treatments, like a valance- also known as that short length of drapery hung above a window- have the wonderful ability to be completely casual but also extremely elegant. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Pattern Play, Page 74
Creating a perfectly balanced look that’s interesting and multi-layered without being overwhelming is easier than you think when you keep color, scale, design and texture in mind. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Colorways, Page 76
Taking into account your design style, your home’s decor and your personal tastes, we want to help you find your color personality. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
One Chair Two Ways, Page 80
We’ve all got one lurking somewhere: whether you call it Granny’s Perch, Mama’s Seat or the Baba Chair, it’s one of those pieces you don’t know what to do with but, can’t bear to let go. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Sprouting with Color, Page 82
Everyone is crushing on green these days. Just a quick survey around our office revealed that our team has recently amasses several covetable accessories ranging from a crushed velvet sofa in emerald to a frosted jade glass table lamp. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Interior Design Tips
After reading these interior design tips, you are probably inspired to rethink your space. First, our interior designers would love to meet with you and discuss your vision. Then, we can develop a design to suit your taste. From drapery, upholstery, linens and cushions, they can design it all. No home decorating project is complete without the knowledge of our design team. Call today to schedule a complimentary appointment.