The House That Jack Built – Moody Blues

Color and light set the tone of a home.

Hickory Kitchen Cabinet Door with counter top

Picking out potential color scheme for the interior of our new home has been a study in self discovery.  The colors and options were endless, the canvas (interior of our home) was blank.

Where to start….I took stock of how colors, like music, can compliment the inner self. When I lived out West, the endless bright sunlit days were psychologically wearing.  I longed for a rainy day, a time out from the intense bright glare. And, although I like to wear deep rich colored clothing…….I prefer subtle colors in my environment. As I fanned out the color swatches,  I choose soft earth tones to compliment the decor of each room.

The cottage style windows will be framed with a craftsman moulding.  The window lines will be softened throughout the house with living plants.  The open concept living area will be a quiet green.  A backdrop for a collection of ferns and orchids, conventional window dressing not in the plan.  The office will  house my cacti, with colors and pottery that capture the Southwest theme.  Finally, the master bed room, the seaside, palms would seem be the logical choice.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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