1. Photographs of the room that give an overview of the light, space and style.
  2. Plans and photos of exterior in order to know the architecture of the building.
  3. Exterior photos ideally surrounding areas, ( garden, drive, other houses, location)
  4. Video, please take time when shooting.

Every interior and building has a story, for a successful colour scheme visual images of the project are absolutely vital. Colour is a magical tool that enhances mood and reflects character.

Advice is given on the basis of information provided. In order to get maximum out of the consultation please make sure to bring in photographs or video material, plans of the house are helpful to give an idea of the layout and photo of the exterior tells the architecture of the house.

How to take photos?

Shoot from a low position towards the corner of the room.

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You are trying to capture the feel of your space, an overview shot of the room is always best, especially if you can get above eye level to shoot.

Look through coffee table interior books or magazines and you’ll see corner of the room is the best place to shoot towards. This is called the ‘frog perspective’ in art. In other words this how child sees the world.

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What is the lighting condition?

The best light to use is indirect natural light.  Choose time of a day when your room is bathed in light such as early morning or early evening. This is when the sun casts a warm glow into your room. Flashes can wash out the colour of your couch/walls/rug and make the room look much different than it does in real life.

Which exterior shots are the best?

Shoot from a low position towards the building. Take photos from the distance in order to capture surrounding ground, area, drive way, garden. This is necessary as location dictates the colours.  Town colour scheme can be more adventurous, bold colours suit the street look and add to the lively town atmosphere.

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Earthy hues  complement  and enhance the Irish landscape.
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What format to bring in photos?

Bring photos in on the camera or phone or USB key or pictures can be emailed prior to consultation with Pat McDonnell Paints.

See you in store for the consultation!