Blank slate update

I have decided on the color scheme!!! It seemed that 'cool' was most popular, thank you to those who commented and emailed me, your input was helpful in my decision making process.

My husband Mark weighed in also and said we needed to pick a color that allowed us to put furniture from our house out there (he plans on buying some new things for our house), so that means we have to go somewhat warm (as most of our furniture is heavy and dark). I found a compromise. I have chosen colors inspired by the stonework on the outside of my house and a tray with a glass bead handle that my husband won at a silent auction this week.

On the walls I will do a light, yellowy beige, the trim will be white and in some of the rooms the walls will be a light sea green blue/gray.  The accent colors will be burnt orange and turquoise. The fixtures stainless steel and the countertops black (with flecks of blue and yellow). I found a tile at Home Depot with all the colors in it for the backsplash in the kitchen. I am very pleased with how this is going!!!

If you are interested I did a video update and posted it to Facebook.


  1. It sounds absolutely lovely! How fun to be decorating a new home, even if--and possibly especially--it is for someone else.

  2. I think that's a good compromise. I was thinking after I left my comment in the previous post that it might be nice to have a mix of cool and warm. I can see the need with the dark furniture coming into the home. I'm sure your mom will be very pleased.

  3. Enjoyed your's going to look great!

  4. I would definitely go with warm tones--you are such a warm soul, Shona! I love the theme you've decided on: burnt orange & turquoise = glorious. Mmmm.

    Happy painting!

  5. I'm glad you found a compromise. That sounds like it's going to look fabulous.

    Also stopping by to let you know I posted a review of your book on my blog today as part of a series that I'm doing:

    Your book means so much to me, I had to add in it my review series to let everyone know. :)

  6. Hey! I blogged about you! Loving your book and your blog!

  7. I LOVE the handle on that dish. I can't wait to see what you do with the Granny Flat. Think I need to visit again soon to see the progress!!!

  8. Are you still compiling a list of collage blog sites for your other blog? Thank You, Diane

  9. so pretty! i know it will be gorgeous. can i come and visit when it's done? xo


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