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Paint Project – Stenciling Wallpaper with Chalk Paint

Our design firm (fringe) was hired to redesign the signature suites at The Lexington Hotel in NYC. One of the suites, The Godfrey, needed a masculine treatment to a bedroom wall…but we weren’t feeling a new wallpaper so we chose a Royal Design Stencil, mixed  Giverny & Napoleonic Blue and created our own! Here are […]

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Transfer Leaf – so easy a kid can do it!

We posted this video on Instagram about a week ago and had quite the response! We were surprised at how many of you hadn’t used Transfer Leaf and also that the general consensus was that it was difficult…so we created this video to prove otherwise! 🙂 Stay tuned here to see how the chairs turned […]

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The Tutorialist – Layered and Luxe

A friend of mine (& fellow decorative painter) asked about this finish today and I couldn’t believe I never posted the tutorial! Things have been really busy with {verdigreen} because of all the design work we’ve taken on, and it somehow slipped through the cracks…but this was a fan favorite for sure so here’s the […]

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The Tutorialist – a Hamptons style Dining Room Update

We just finished a lovely dining room project and had to share the photos and instructions in hopes to inspire others to recreate this quick and easy update. We were referred to this client from her designer who had already suggested she paint her dining room furniture to update the look. Based on the new […]

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Before & After – Marble Top Custom Table Finish

A dear friend of mine, Jenna, owns a local boutique called Little Black Dress. It’s on Church Street in Montclair and she carries the cutest, feminine clothing. After moving into her new location, she realized her existing table felt too dark and heavy so she asked if I would custom finish it for her. She […]

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A Visual Share…Design on a Dime NYC 2018

We were selected as a featured designer for Design on a Dime NYC 2018. Some of you may remember the event we participated in from last year. In case you missed it, here is an article from Baristanet explaining what the fundraiser is all about. We helped to raise over 1.2 million dollars for Housing Works […]

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Painted Kitchen – Old Ochre

As you know, we close the week between Christmas and New Years Eve every year to recharge our batteries, reflect on the year and refresh our perspective. As chance would have it, we were hired for a custom project this very same week so our time of reflection will happen during painting which is really […]

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Oh My Cod

Today is OPENING DAY of a new local fish & chips take-out dive, Oh My Cod, on Forest Street in Montclair. For those of you following our Facebook page, you know they hired {verdigreen} to redesign the interior of a previous bbq joint so we used a lot of creativity and Chalk Paint® to pull […]

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{verdigreen} nyc at NYFW

We had the pleasure (and honor) of sponsoring talented designer, Irina Shabayeva, for her New York Fashion Week show on Sunday. We met Irina because she was a neighbor to our East Village shop. She sampled some paint (she paints her lovely gowns) and promptly fell in love, as we all do, with Annie Sloan! […]

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So easy a kid can do it!

Today we are sharing a Before & After our {verdigreen} shop elves did. So, full disclosure: my boys have grown up furniture picking and painting so they have more than typical kid-experience choosing color and painting. We bought a pine IKEA Rast dresser to organize their bedroom before school starts & my big guy decided […]

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Mudcloth Collection

Today we are sharing our latest –> the combination of casual textured textiles paired with luxe finishes on these painted and mudcloth upholstered antiques. Mudcloth is a hand-crafted fabric made in Africa with a story to tell.  We love using ethnic textiles on our vintage pieces like our Kilim rug chair here.  We feel each home should […]

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Royal Design Studio Stencils

If you haven’t visited our Montclair shop then you may not know we stock Royal Design Studio Stencils (amongst other brands including Annie Sloan.) We love the ease of use with Royal Design – they are excellent quality, thick but pliable, and large enough that a statement wall isn’t so overwhelming to take on. Come […]

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Ethnic Textiles for the Folk Bohemian in me

One of my favorite things to do is take a beautiful but forgotten piece of furniture and redesign it for a modern space. This can require a new color palette in paints and textiles, a new finish, a complete tear down and rebuild, or just some TLC. Each vintage lovely I purchase is special and […]

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Design on a Dime – Housing Works Benefit

If you have been following our adventure for the past 6 years, you know that I believe in serendipity and opening our minds to possibilities so our dreams and goals come to fruition. That and hard work. I “hustle and heart” everything I put my mind to and this was no exception. I have been saying […]

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1 Year Anniversary!

Today marks our 1 year Anniversary (or Shop Birthday) of our East Village location! It’s been such a surreal journey… I have so much to say but am rendered speechless with emotion at the moment so I will come back to this when the words flow more organically. Just know that we have invested our […]

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Artisan Enhancements

Artisan Enhancements is a range of DIY mediums that are non-toxic and work well with Annie Sloan products. We carry the full line of Artisan Enhancements products in our shop & love having a chance to play with them. We often use them for our wall finishes and our most recent project is a perfect […]

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Our Services

Most of you know we are an Annie Sloan Stockist (which is a fancy Euro word for “retailer”)…and we LOVE being an Annie Sloan Stockist…but we are also more than that. We create bespoke vintage redesigned furniture. We support our local artists with our Free Friday program and by showcasing their art and handmade wares […]

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The Trend Report: The Driftwood Effect

We recently created this look – with progress pics! – and a wonderful tutorial to share with you all. We love this “driftwood” look — it has dimensional layers in gorgeous greys and can be used in many home styles. Try it yourself – read more below! Staining With Chalk Paint ®: Drift Wood Effect […]

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Makers Market Time!

We had such a fantastic Small Business Saturday last year hosting the Makers’ Market at {verdigreen} so we are doing it again! Come to the Annual Makers’ Market to meet & support local artisans while treating yourself & buying one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gifts this holiday season. We have the BEST line-up of artists yet – we are so […]

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