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Dos & Don’ts of Painting Tray Ceilings

In this video, Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs–an upscale residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago–discussed the dos and don’ts of painting a tray ceiling.

Tray ceilings come in all shapes and sizes and are oriented at different angles. So there’s no tried and true rule in painting a tray ceiling. For Erica, she always paints the top surface of the tray ceiling and depending on the angle. “If the tray is angled up, then I paint the angle portion also, then I leave the flat ceiling white,” says Erica.

If there’s a crown molding, always paint it trim white or stick to the color of the trim you have in the room e.g wood stain or a specific color. In the video, Erica also showed that she included a “90-degree portion that’s painted the wall color to emphasize the crown molding.”

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4UQByuqNA 

How Do I Choose an Accent Wall Color for Interior Painting?

In this video, Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs–a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago–covers some tips on how you can pick a color for your accent wall.

Before anything else, the first thing to evaluate is the size of your room. Erica said that if your space is small you may not want to choose an accent wall. In this case, an accent wall will break the flow of your limited space and can make the whole room feel smaller.

Likewise, if your space is large enough, look at the main color of your walls. The undertones will guide you through selecting the perfect accent color. For instance, if the walls have grey undertones, look at your color deck and choose colors with the same undertones. And if your wall colors have a more brown undertone, then go to warmer colors.

Erica advises: “the trick is to not have too crazy or wild of a color.” You want to choose a color that can work with the main wall color of your space.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3vchAHVRoU 

What Kind of Paint Best Hides Wall Blemishes?

In this video, Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs a high-end home remodeling and interior designs firm in Chicago, covers what paint to choose when you’re trying to hide a blemish on the wall.

According to Erica, a flat finish paint is always the best choice because flat paint does not pick up the light that may draw attention to the blemish.

If you worry that you can’t wash it or take care of it especially when you have kids or dogs who might dirty up the wall, try to use flat enamel paint. It is a great product that’s washable and long-lasting.

There are a lot of available paints in the market but if you’re up for something that hides wall blemishes, flat finish paint should be on top of your list.

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Youtube: https://youtu.be/cQjrzcIaAEY 

How to Tape When Painting Around Trim

In this video, Erica Lugbill, interior designer and owner of Lugbill Designs, an upscale home remodelling and interior design firm in Chicago shows how to tape when you’re painting around trim.

To start with, you need standard tools: a putty knife, x-acto knife, painter’s tape at least 1.5″ width and a rag or dry paintbrush for cleaning.

The first step is to clean and prepare the surface by using dry brush to remove dust and the grime so the tape can stick well on the wall. If you skip this step there would be leakage on the trim that paint will slip right through. If your baseboards are very dirty be sure to use cleaning rug.

Then place the tape from the edge and follow the line and press down as you go. Once you get to the corner, rip off the edge and take a putty knife into the corner. Then slice off the excess tape by following the edge of the putty knife. Leave the tape sitting out. Don’t press it down the baseboard so it covers the trim from paint splatter. Do this throughout the whole room that you’re painting.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/Wg666DCI-Cg

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How to Keep Paint Off of Glass When Painting Windows

In this video by Erica Lugbill, interior designer, and owner of Lugbill Designs, a highend home remodeling, and interior design firm in Chicago, you will learn how to keep paint off of glass when painting windows.

The truth is, there is no simple solution for this. But there are a couple of things that can make this project a little easier.

First off, you need painter’s tape–an old tried and true solution to protect surfaces from unwanted paints. Just tape it along the edge of the window. This process can be time-consuming.

A second option is to paint casually the trim of the window and use a razor blade to scrape off the paint on the glass. Scraping off dried paint with razor may need a little bit of elbow grease, in which case try to use Vaseline. Simply rub vaseline along the edges of the glass before painting. Then you’d be able to remove the paints with a razor blade or putty knife.

Keeping paint of glass is not as easy as you thought. But there are techniques that can help keep it mess-free and avoid unnecessary waste of effort and time.

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Paint Colors for a Bedroom Without Natural Light

Paint Colors for a Bedroom

Erica Lugbill, owner of Chicago high-end residential design and remodeling firm, Lugbill Designs, shares her expertise in picking the right color for your room, when you don’t have natural light in the space.
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Good Colors for Painting a Common Hallway in an Apartment Building

Choosing colors can be a frustrating thing to do for many, as the color choice has influence in so many other aspects of the design of a space.  The wrong colors can make the space look overwhelming, suffocating or too sterile.

In this video, Erica Lugbill, discusses how to choose a color for painting a common hallway, such as in a condo or apartment building

Erica Lugbill is the owner of Lugbill Designs a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago, IL.

 

 

 

When painting a hallway of an apartment complex, it shouldn’t be suffocating and cave-ish.

The idea is to create a light, airy, and neutral space, never making the hallways feel closed in. An ideal hallway is flowing to each and every individual apartment, not too distracting or one that doesn’t clash with the paint colors inside the apartment.

This video demonstrates how the tan walls on the apartment complex were done right. A nice neutral color that go with everything, not too dark but still interesting and it’s not white–don’t want to paint it white or it will look to sterile.

There are other colors that will make your hallway flow and feel spacious. The color Erica chose for this hallway are only one of the options.  As she suggests, grey and warmer tan tones would also create the same effect on the hallway.

Keep in mind that when painting a hallway white is out of the question.  It is too sterile.  On the flip side, extremely dark colors will make the space feel smaller (and a bit eerie)

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Choosing Paint to Hide Wall Imperfections: Video

Choosing a paint that hides imperfections is always a good choice.

One of the best things that you can do when moving into a new condo, is to choose the best paint type for your interior walls. You have a few options, but there is one that hides wall blemishes better than the rest. You may think that you’re walls won’t get scuffed, but guess what? Life happens. You need to consider what is practical for the long run, and for your lifestyle. With that in mind…

Today, I’m going to be covering what kind of paint to choose when you’re trying to hide wall blemishes. The best paint is always a flat finish, and I know you’re thinking flat. I can’t wash it, I have kids, I have dogs, how am I going to take care of it? They have a great product that is a flat enamel paint, or a flat paint with a ceramic base. The great thing about it, is it’s washable and extremely durable. So, you don’t have to worry about it holding up. Flat paint works best, because it doesn’t pick up the light and draw attention to a blemish, like a semi-gloss or an egg-shell would. So, while you’re at the paint store, be sure to ask for a washable flat finish paint, or a ceramic base, flat finish paint, to get you started on the right foot with your project.


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Chicago Bathroom Remodel Progress Photos… post #4

As I said in my last blog, I wanted to post some progress pictures from the bathroom remodel that is going on in Elmhurst (a Chicago suburb). I’ll keep this short since I just blogged yesterday.

View looking towards the master closet wall

View looking towards the master closet door

Tile shower- grouting in process (linen closet doors to the right)

Tile shower- grouting in process

Vanity wall- framed out for medicine cabinets

After the second coat of paint is complete and the shower is grouted, the vanity will be set. After the vanity is set the plumber will come back to install the fixtures and the electrician will be back to hang the lighting fixtures. This is one of my favorite stages of a project, things will come together very fast this week! My site visit today reminded me of why I love what I do. It is so great to see the vision that I have had of this space for weeks now, turning into a reality. Keep posted for the final after pics.

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