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Chad Green - Bend Location

Chad Green - Bend Location

January 16, 2020 2 min read

“I was inspired to become a designer because of my passion for the details that create the space and make a house a home,” says Chad, who brings a sharp eye for color and design plus over two decades of professional expertise to the Standard Paint & Flooring team.   

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Katie Brender - Wenatchee Location

Katie Brender - Wenatchee Location

January 16, 2020 2 min read

When she first started in the industry in 2006, Katie got first-hand experience of cabinetry and tile installation by visiting job sites. This expertise enabled her to make better estimates for clients’ project designs and led to running her own kitchen and bath design company for four years before she joined Standard Paint & Flooring in 2017. 

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Standard Paint & Flooring Blog about bedrooms

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

January 02, 2020 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down. 

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Standard Paint and Flooring Blog about powder rooms

Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

December 16, 2019 2 min read

As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves. 

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Maddie Gamache - West Valley Yakima Location

Maddie Gamache - West Valley Yakima Location

November 12, 2019 2 min read

Maddie, who advises that one should never be afraid to go bold with their décor, says few things make her happier than putting together a harmonizing color palette that creates a “feeling” in a space.

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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 First Light 2102-70

Find yourself feeling “meh” about the 2020 Color of the Year? Cohabitating with the 2020 Color Trends Collection.

October 17, 2019 2 min read

Let’s address the pink elephant in the room: that the Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70 is, well, pink. Understandably, the choice is not sitting comfortably with everyone, especially homeowners resistant to putting a soft, rosy hue on the walls. As the much buzzed-about 2020 Color Trends palette from Benjamin Moore shows, there are more inspiring neutrals to explore!
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Emily Hunter - Down Town Yakima Location

Emily Hunter - Down Town Yakima Location

October 15, 2019 2 min read

“I grew up watching my mother design homes. Through that, I found that creating spaces reflecting the wants and needs of clients made everything worthwhile – to the point I wanted to do it as a career,” says Emily, who’s expanded her professional horizons through traveling as well as working as a designer for Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, a private firm, and now, Standard Paint.  

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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 First Light 2102-70

Love At First Light, 2020 Color Of The Year

October 11, 2019 2 min read

Everyone, and we mean everyone, looks next-level happy and healthy with a rosy glow. Slowly sip on that fact as we bask in Benjamin Moore’s choice for Color of the Year 2020: First Light – a fresh and luminous blush-pink stunner that is both flirty and flattering. 
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Jeff Rock - West Valley Yakima

Jeff Rock - West Valley Yakima

September 18, 2019 2 min read

If there was a diploma given out in real-world experience earned in a retail paint store, Jeff would be at the top of his class. The Manager of our West Valley Yakima location, Jeff has been part of the Standard Paint & Flooring family for more than 20 years, and credits everything he knows about home improvement to two decades of on-the-job training.
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Cyndy Jaynes - Wenatchee Location

Cyndy Jaynes - Wenatchee Location

August 12, 2019 2 min read

Nearly 30 years after graduating from the design program at Bellevue College, Cyndy still loves to be able to work with an empty space, a blank slate where she can experiment with color combinations and apply her considerable talent for furniture placement, shopping for antiques and accents, and creating functional floor plans that flow.  

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Light brown wooden staircase with a blue and white diamond printed carpet down the middle.

Stairs with Flair

May 27, 2019 1 min read

When our customers come to us and explain that they want a traditional yet trendy look, we sometimes pull inspiration from the past. Carpet on stairs is definitely a style that is here to stay. The classic wood finish with the addition of this beautifully patterned and contrasting carpet gives these stairs some true flair.
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Tour of Home: Builder Catalyss Homes

Tour of Home: Builder Catalyss Homes

April 22, 2019 1 min read

Sometimes we are lucky enough for our work to be on display and open for everyone to see. This year, we worked with several builders whose houses were on the Central Washington Home Builders Tours of Home and Chefs. Our employee, Kate Loeb, was the designer hired to help create this beautiful home. Take a look at the breathtaking photos. 
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