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High Contrast, Here We Come

This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.
Remember when the lottery was over a billion bucks a few months ago? Joey and I were pretty sure we, alone, were going to win it and buy our dream penthouse in New York. I don’t need to Google the address; I have it memorized because I have been so intimate with this building from the moment I moved to New York.
A few years back, six luxury penthouses were erected, and the one we have our eye on was originally listed for $66M. Lucky us, they dropped the price to $58M, so we have a fighting chance. But until we can drop that kind of money on a place, we are going to have to work with what we have.
 Over the next six months, we are going to be transforming our East Nashville cottage with paint and a brush to get as close as we can to this foyer in the $58M NYC penthouse. We really do love a crisp white wall, so we are getting creative with adding contrast and color in other ways. First project? That black trim and casing has been on our minds for months, and we finally decided to pull the trigger and bring this high-contrast perfection into our own home. I feel this look can go two ways. Here, in this amazing space, it looks modern and crisp. In our house, we think it’s going to have a little more of a throwback, Tudor feel, and we aren’t angry about it.
We hopped over to our super cute and friendly local Ace Hardware right outside Nashville,, and checked out some black options from Clark & Kensington® and Valspar® and came home to play with a few samples and swatches.
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We landed on the Tomcat from Valspar® in a satin finish after doing some swatches next to the fireplace, which was recently painted black. It’s a very true black, which we loved. The Clark & Kensington® we tried (Black Truffle) was a little too red/purple for what we wanted, but also very pretty.
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Send good vibes our way ’cause we are pretty sure Atlas is going to leave black hand-marks on our white walls as we try to paint our trim. He loves paint so much, and he loves paint tape even more, so it will be a miracle if there are no mishaps.
We have a major Ace Hardware Style Transformation upon us between now and September, and this is just the first step. Our living room will get this high-end trim, and then off to the bedroom to finally tackle the most-in-need-of-love room.
East Nashville Living Room Mood Board
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Find your perfect color with sample pints from The Paint Studio at Ace. Get a coupon for $5 off a gallon for every sample you buy. When you buy a sample it will include a coupon on the lid. Each coupon is good on a gallon of paint when you come back to purchase. All colors can be matched in sample sizes since Ace has tintable samples.

Limit one $5 discount per gallon for every color sample pint purchased. Offer valid on gallons of Valspar® Optimus TM, Valspar® Aspire TM, Clark & Kensington® and Royal® paint. Does not include local taxes and fees. Store stock only. At participating stores. See store for details.






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