Thursday evening I got an urgent call about a color consulting project in Phoenix and by Monday morning I was flying out to meet Nathan Marmor, the local CertaPro Painters franchisee in the area, and Paul Calvisi- you Arizonians probably know Paul better as Paulie Pigskin, Sports Broadcaster for KTAR Sports 620 and Arizona Sports.
If you have to fly out and back in a day to tackle big color questions and call out bold plays of color, this is the team to have with you. CertaPro always takes care of their client, and Paul and his family were so laid back, so open to ideas, so excited to work on their home.
[caption id="attachment_5455" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I'm no doubt explaining something fascinating about the delicate dance of color and light... Paul's seems to be thinking, "wait, did I have grilled cheese for dinner last night or was it lasagna?""][/caption]
I met his family, got the grand tour of the house, then dove right into color. They wanted colors to update their house now that will still feel fresh with the improvements they have planned for the future.
[caption id="attachment_5456" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Nathan Marmor, CertaPro Painter franchisee, stands by ready to catch the ball- er uh, the paint deck as we go over exact plans and finishes..."][/caption]
Paul was super cool and so was everything about his family and home. We came up with a really simple palette with thoughtful decisions around details like painting the baseboards to match the walls (why call out features that aren't the best?!) and giving the bathroom a cleaner look with a light color that carried onto the walls and ceiling.
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[caption id="attachment_5493" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="We went through each room choosing colors that looked great in every space and also worked well together for a more spacious and flowing feel."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_5453" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Let's be honest, this probably isn't the most fast-paced game Paul's been involved in, but you can see we really had to consider some serious stuff here- like satin vs. eggshell! We're almost done here when I could swear I caught Paul thinking, "yes, yes, I am King of my castle" while I've apparently drifted off to, "hm, should I have grilled cheese or lasagna for lunch?" :-)"][/caption]
All puns and serious faces aside, we really made a great team. Everyone's excited about the project and I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
[caption id="attachment_5494" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Then it's back to the airport before the sun goes down. I'll touch base with Nathan and Paul in about a week and see how things are going."][/caption]
We landed on a simple color scheme- just three colors- with a list of details to bring out all the best features of this comfy family friendly home.