Valentine Favorites and Not-So-Favorites

At The Larkin Painting Company, we are dedicated to and love our craft, but we do take time to enjoy the little things in life- like movies. In a nod to Valentine's Day and February's unofficial status as the month of love, we thought we would share our favorite and not-so-favorite romantic movies. You might [...]

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Transform Your Wood Finishes!

Do you think it would be impossible to transform the look of your dark-stained trim? Do you worry that the results won't last or that the dark stain will bleed through the new, lighter finish? Those are not unreasonable concerns. When you first look at a dark finish, change seems unimaginable. It feels like you [...]

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The Spirit of Hospitality

Nothing is more nourishing for soul than hospitality. The friendly, generous reception of a visitor or stranger can bring an energy and presence that lives forever. No one has been more of an example of hospitality than my wife's aunt, Margaret Thurmond. Aunt Margaret adopted me as her nephew the very second I crossed the [...]

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Make No Mistakes: Choose the Right Project for Your Home

How do you ensure that you make the right decisions when deciding which project or projects to tackle? You walk around your home and notice several spaces that could use some help-some more than others. There is the paint on your kitchen walls that seems to have a film on its surface. Then there is [...]

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Refresh Your Home in 2018 With Defining Colors

The new year has arrived. Grab your favorite beverage and explore six colors that will take this year's home décor by storm. Last year was all about gray and other neutral paint colors. Based on customer feedback and current design trends, we think vibrant red, black, dusty rose, metallics, purple and blue will define 2018. [...]

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Transform Your Home with a Custom Dining Table

We often have the pleasure of working with Mast & Falls Interior Design on their clients' design projects. Recently, we sat down with Sue Falls to discuss the latest trends in custom home design. Larkin Painting: What is the latest trend in home design? Sue Falls: Open floor plans are on trend! Accessible floor plans [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Dining Room Design|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Transform Your Home with a Custom Dining Table

Happiness [is] Only Real When Shared

As the holidays approach, we begin planning how we are going to make the best holiday ever. In our minds, we carefully design the way we want our holiday celebrations to be. We plan everything so it will be perfect. Our goal is happiness. But what really makes a holiday the best holiday ever? Is [...]

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Rev Up Your Dining Room with Red!

We are at the beginning of a dining room renaissance. Kitchens have been the heart of the home for centuries. It is where you eat, relax, prepare meals, craft and even work. However, after several years of this informal, multi-purpose eating arrangement, our clients are enjoying one of the most overlooked rooms in a home [...]

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Transform Your Clark Kent Kitchen into a Superkitchen!

For three generations, Lee Kimball, an interior design and building concern, has created award-winning designs and built spaces all over the city of Boston, as well as the 128 Corridor. We recently spoke with the firm's Gregory Johnson about the newest trend in kitchen remodeling, as many of their renovations include kitchens. They find that any [...]

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Inspire Confidence and Serenity with Navy

Dramatic navy blue has emerged as an extraordinarily popular color. Named for the dark blue uniforms of the British Royal Navy, this rich, dark blue is on trend. Navy belongs to the "cool" color families, but it can also be used as a neutral. Some hues look more black than blue. Regardless of whether your [...]

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