Charlotte Comer Paint
Born a Southerner, Charlotte Comer has lived and traveled the world, settling in Texas in the late 70’s, then permanently in Dallas in 1991. She brings a rich background and a talented eye to each unique design project.
Charlotte has designed furniture, fabric, rugs and commercial spaces, but her first love is working with the individual client and making a house a home. Often husbands call to say they are so glad that their wife is happy with the result, but even they like to come home because it feels so comfortable.
As a Texas registered interior designer, Charlotte has been in practice for more than 35 years and received her design degree from Texas Christian University. She has been published more than 80 times and has won multiple awards for residential projects.
Charlotte Comer’s peers have consistently voted her one of “D Magazine’s Best Designers in Dallas” since 2003, and now has been selected once again in 2011.
Have you ever wanted the paint colors in your home to be created by a talented and well-known interior designer? Well now you can, because Charlotte has teamed with Texas Paint & Wallpaper to offer her exclusive collection of interior paint colors to everyone who would love to have
their home decorated with beautiful, and one-of-a-kind Charlotte Comer interior paint colors.
These beautiful and decorative interior paint colors are available in Charlotte’s beloved Benjamin Moore paint. Texas Paint can custom mix Charlotte’s paint colors, at no additional cost, in our high-quality Benjamin Moore paint products and each of these designer colors are available in a variety of paint finishes and sheens that will compliment your interior decorating ideas.
To assist you in determining the right amount of paint to buy, as well as the right tools, depend on the knowledgable paint professionals at Texas Paint & Wallpaper to save you time and money for your entire decorating project. We will assist you in determining the right kind of paint and the right amount of paint to buy. Whether you’re painting a Nursery, Living Room, Bedroom, or Kitchen you will find the right advice at Texas Paint & Wallpaper.
To help you in your search for “the perfect color”, Charlotte has also created a unique, hand-made color fan deck which shows the actual painted-on sample of 28 of her most beautiful decorative interior paint colors to make your selections from. These one-of-a-kind fan decks are available only at a Texas Paint & Wallpaper decorating center for $14.99.
For more information about Charlotte Comer, please visit her website at www.charlottecomerinteriors.com .
Color for your Space… By Charlotte Comer
Our next Color for your Space seminar is June 19, 2012 / at 10:30am / Location: Texas Paint & Wallpaper Lovers Lane
Topic will be “Personalizing your space with an artistic statement”.
With special guest and local artist, Anne Hines.
Watch this page for notes and tips from our most recent “Color for your space” seminar.
10 Myths About Decorating Your Home by Charlotte Comer
Myth 1: Always paint your ceiling white.Paint your ceiling the same color as your walls to complete your look. We often paint the trim to match the ceiling, as well.
Myth #2: Never use more than a 3” ceiling molding.No matter how tall the ceilings we never use anything smaller than a 4 1/4″ molding, and a 6″ for baseboards.
Myth #3: Never paint a small room a dark color.It’s simply not true that a dark color will make a room look smaller. Paint the room the color you like and forget about the “rules.”
Myth #4: Paint an accent wall.Accent walls divide spaces. Paint your walls all the same color unless you are going for an extremely contemporary look.
Myth #5: Use a standard 6’8” door even if ceilings are tall.Use a 6’8″ door for 9′ ceilings and lower and an 8′ door (96″) for ceilings over 9′ tall.
Myth #6: Small rooms need small furniture.We like to use fewer large pieces in a small room, rather than lots of small pieces.
Myth #7: Pictures should be hung high.When hanging pictures on the wall the middle of the picture should fall 60″-66″ from the floor. When hanging a series, space 2″-3″ between each picture. Remember to always use 2 hooks on the back of a picture to prevent it from tilting.
Myth #8: Use a contrasting grout color for your tile.Match the grout to the tile as close as you can. The grout should blend with the tile, not stand out from the tile. We use a marble size or an 1/8″ grout size.
Myth #9: Let your painter choose your paint color.The painter is the painter, not the designer. If you are not using a designer, trust your instincts. Purchase a pint sample of several different colors you are considering and paint them on a 2′x2′ piece of foam board. Prop the samples up in the room you are wanting to paint to see which one looks the best. No need to paint samples on the walls when you can do it on foam board. This will allow you to move the samples around the room.
Myth #10: Always use flat on the walls and gloss on the trim.We like to use an eggshell finish on the walls and satin finish on the trim. The eggshell sheen is easier to clean and holds up better in high traffic areas than the flat. Our favorite product is Regal eggshell for the walls and Satin Impervo for the trim, but if you are looking for a green option, go with Regal Select eggshell for the walls and Advance Satin for the trim and doors.