Hey there…. My Monday Morning Blog
I’m presently working with a client in Colts Neck New Jersey….I have to say she and her family are wonderful….I really enjoy them . You may remember that I staged their home in LBI and then I staged their home in West Long Branch. Now they are hiring me to decorate their new home. If you don’t know about Colts Neck New Jersey it absolutely beautiful… It is filled with horse farms, apple orchards..Golf courses…oh and Bruce Springsteen owns a horse farm there also..378 acre.. Google the area for more details…
So their master bedroom has a great tray ceiling and I would like to do something different in there…so here are some ideas that I found…In doing the research I’m thinking about doing our own kitchen ceiling as our kitchen is very white..but I have to convince Craig first (husband not always open to my ideas) Oh here is a little trivia…..Did you ever wonder why so many out door front porches ceilings are painted blue…
The Significance of Haints
Blue ceilings are popular and have been popular in the South for centuries. “Porch ceilings have always been blue in the South,” saysLori Sawaya, an independent Principal Color Strategist. “People continue to paint their porch ceiling blue because that’s what their grandmother did, and that’s what her grandmother did.”
But many Southerners suggest that blue porch ceilings originated out of the fear of haints. Southerners, especially in the area of South Carolina, have a name for the ceiling paint used on porches – the soft blue-green is referred to as “Haint Blue.”
“Haints are restless spirits of the dead who, for whatever reason, have not moved on from their physical world,” says Sawaya.
Haint blue, which can also be found on door and window frames as well as porch ceilings, is intended to protect the homeowner from being “taken” or influenced by haints. It is said to protect the house and the occupants of the house from evil. There you go…..enjoy the pictures and please send me your picture of your colored painted ceilings….