It's officially week two of the McGee home reveal! Last week, we covered the exterior details, and today, we're talking all things finishes.
Finish selections really set the tone for your whole home, and we typically start with them early on in the design process because they dictate what you layer on top.
Watch how we selected our wood floors, stair details, baseboards, casings, hardware, and of course, paint in our latest webisode below!
We went with Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength on our walls, and I love how warm it looks without reading too yellow.
Top tip: To get paint at a percentage of strength, you can go to the paint store and ask them to tone it down so it’s a little lighter.
I knew I wanted a natural, white oak look on our floors, but achieving that was difficult. We laid them in a raw state everywhere, and then Lemco helped me create a custom stain for them. We also coated it with a matte protectant that makes the floors very durable without that sheen gloss.
Our stair railing was a labor of love. I didn’t want it to feel too black and white, and I had no idea how to achieve this grey look. Throughout the process we learned that using cold-rolled steel was the best option. We paired it with a bed-post knob I found as our finial, and it all came together. For our stair runner, I chose a Stanton plaid runner from Lemco that adds just the right amount of pattern. For more of the McGee Home, check back here for our reveals soon! In the mean time, if you haven’t seen the webisode on the exterior, you can watch it below!