Friday, December 6, 2013

Our New Home - A Box of Crayons

Welcome to our new home (that we just moved into over Thanksgiving week).



Every design guru will tell you that when picking paint colors for your home, you should try to create some cohesive 'flow'.  Your paint colors shouldn't reflect a box of crayons.  Unfortunately, our home (with the previous owner's paint selection) breaks the rule over and over again.


To give you the full experience of optical whiplash, I was able to take this one shot from the kitchen which captures the brown hallway, the green kitchen, the mango colored family room and the red living room.   Ugh.  Pictures taken on move in day!


If you make your way upstairs to the laundry room, you can get your fix of blue.


Elizabeth's room is lilac with glow in the dark stars on the ceiling!


Kid's bathroom...there is nothing more that can be said about this.  The picture says it all.  


Needless to say, I'm trying to pick out a more neutral palette starting with the mango room.  Here are some options.  


Top Row (L to R): SW Dover White, SW Creamy, BM Linen White, BM Grant Beige

Bottom Row (L to R): BM Navajo White, BM Bone White, BM Swiss Coffee, BM White Dove, BM Navjo White.

With a little luck, we will be painting mango room over the weekend and I hope to show you some before and afters soon!  Happy weekend!



20 comments:

  1. I was wondering how you were enjoying Kentucky?! Congratulations on your new home!

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  2. Even though colorful (for now) your home looks like it has great bones. And with your great sense of style, I just know you will have it looking fabulous and more "you" in no time. I follow your pinboards closely :).

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  3. Congratulations, Fran! We moved this time last year. It's a doozie of a time to move, especially with kids. I can't wait to see what you do with the new digs! Merry merry to you!

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  4. I was noticing all of your paint color-related pins on Pinterest so I figured you had been busy gathering inspiration for your new home. It looks like you have a lot of great potential to work with and I'm sure that the spaces will lovely!

    Glad to hear you are settling in!

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  5. Wow...just wow. Man, I remember when my house looked somewhat like that. Colors everywhere. But I know you'll work your magic and it'll be lookin' good in no time! Congrats on the new home. :)

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  6. Congrats on the new house! Paint colors aside, it looks great! I can't wait to see you add your personal touch to the home.

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  7. Great to hear you're doing well and ready to tackle a whole bunch of new projects! Painting is so tedious but always a game changer. I've used Grant Beige before and it's wonderful. Changes from beige to gray depending on the light. Also love Ben Moore's Bleeker Beige - its a great, toasty beige. Looking forward to seeing the changes, Fran!!

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  8. I like your new home and you are doing well. Hope it will more beautiful. Thanks., Home Decor Ideas

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  9. Welcome to Louisville! I look forward to following your home transformation, and I hope you learn to love living here as much as I do. If you need tips for local treasures, just ask!

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    1. Thanks Sherrie!! We are really enjoying it here!! Thanks for the comment. I would love to know if you have any resources for a local (affordable) seamstress (I need to have some slipcovers made)!! Thx!

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    2. No, I haven't used anyone for slipcovers, but I'll do some research for you. I'll let you know what I find out. Stay warm! Sherrie

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    3. Thanks Sherrie!! I actually plan on stopping by 'Tassels' to ask them too. I read somewhere that they have a list of seamstresses that they recommend. We'll see.....I'll let you know.

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    4. Yes, they are a great help. Ask to be notified when they have their annual tent sale, there are some crazy good buys when you get there early.

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  10. happy new year, Fran! oh my, that is a lot of color!! but such an easy (while time consuming) fix. we have bm bone white through the majority of our home and I still love it. i painted the entire house myself, 8 years ago, before we moved in. no idea where i found the energy. sheer determination i suppose. our painter flaked and never showed so i didn't have much of a choice. needless to say, i haven't painted much since! i also love BM swiss coffee, especially with your brighter white trim. can't wait to follow along and see the progress, it will be so beautiful when you finish! xo, tessa

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  11. oh, and i have a great seamstress, well three actually (2 for windows and one for slips), if you can't find anyone in KY. i know cincinnati isn't right next door, but it is a short drive. just let me know.

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