“I’ve just had a chance to study your color design for our house. I love it! We’ve never had an analysis like this done before. So it’s really fun to see how it’s done and to read your recommendations and explanations of why you chose each of the colors for our specific spaces. The inspiration boards are very helpful! Your comments on where you would or would not use a contrasting accent wall is very helpful too. You’ve given us some very substantial food for thought! Earlier this week, with our paint date looming, we got shoe-horned in for an “emergency” appointment at a busy local design firm. We brought photos and items from home, and basically went through this same process within a couple of hours. The color palette we settled on at this appointment was similar to yours in a couple of choices (gray clouds, foggy day). At least to my unpracticed eye these appear to also have blue undertones. The colors overall are much more saturated and bold, however, and some decidedly veer into the warmer tones. They’re definitely pushing the edges of our comfort zone. So it is very refreshing to see your gentler take on things. I love your blue under toned color selections, and concur with your reasoning in choosing them.” – Wendy B.
“I am so thankful I found Rugh Design while searching for paint colors online. My husband and I are building a house and were overwhelmed at the idea of choosing paint colors for a house that doesn’t even exist yet! Laura and I exchanged emails and spoke by phone so that she could get an idea of colors we liked and the layout of the new home. She asked for photos of our interior finishes and current furniture so that her selections would incorporate the old into the new. Within a short time, Laura provided us with a color summary that included multiple paint suggestions for each room in the house. Because I had expressed concerns about the cost involved in deviating from the builder’s “included” paint options, Laura incorporated the “free” colors and gave options for painting entire rooms vs. a single feature wall. All of the colors look beautiful together and we cannot wait to see them in person!” – Annamarie B.
“I was looking for a style change for our master bedroom, so I hired Laura with Rugh Design to design it. I hate picking paint colors and bedding and accessories to match because I’m so indecisive! The great news was that Laura did all that for me! All I had to do was find some pictures of colors and styles I liked on Pinterest, send her a picture of my bedroom, and she took care of the rest…without even stepping foot in our actual room! She hand-picked the paint color, rug, bedding, pillows, curtains, lamps, mirrors, wall art, and accessories and sent links to each item, making the buying quick and easy! She also provided a detailed description and explanation of why she chose each item for the room which gave it a personal touch and showed she really put a lot of thought into each item. I absolutely love our new bedroom, and I would probably still be trying to pick a paint color if I had tried to do it on my own!” – Jacinda M.
“My house was built in the mid-80’s and desperately needed to be updated. The kitchen was depressing with wallpaper ducks and dark cabinetry. With Laura’s help, I renovated my kitchen and updated other rooms in my house. When you have a talent like Laura does the decisions are easy; the vision is clear. For me so many possibilities were confusing. Laura asked questions and listened and her confidence became mine. My kitchen is now my haven!” – Betty H.
“We are so happy that we found your color wheel! We just painted our exterior with Breezy as main color and Anew Gray as Gable Accent, trim is Extra White, looks amazing! Thank you for all your color knowledge and giving people ideas and inspiration.” – Kelly D.
“I had the pleasure of working with Laura Rugh from Rugh Design when my family built a home in the Austin-area. She helped in so many ways, from choosing new furniture and fabrics, to suggesting beautiful paint colors, designing custom draperies, and even putting together a photo gallery wall. Laura was always incredibly considerate of my personal style and preferences as well as my budget, and I appreciated her guidance throughout my home decorating process. I could not be more happy with my experience working with Rugh Design!” – Robyn S.
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for helping me choose the colors for my home. I was stressing and losing sleep leading up to having my house painted, and didn’t feel the colors I had picked were quite right. 2 days before the painters were coming I came across your website and immediately reached out to you. We scheduled a FaceTime appointment and I sent you some pictures, and once you saw everything you confirmed that I was completely going in the wrong direction. You sent me a full report with the colors you recommended and I had my painter bring them over the following day. All I can say is your completely nailed it!!!! My house looks amazing. Everyone that walks in is amazed at warm and beautiful it looks, and I owe that all to you! I have already given your name to several neighbors, and even my painter! It’s never fun for them to see a client not happy with the colors they choose after all of the work is done! Thank you for saving me from that-and helping me create a space that makes me happy every time I walk in the door!” – Tara D.