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New Home Color Scheme

I am so excited to get started on decorating my new home! I have a floor plan and am busy figuring out what moves in, and what does not make the cut.

Remember the whole downsizing plan? Well when all was said and done we ended up purchasing a home 60 square feet bigger than our current home. I know…I am crazy, but what can I say? The house spoke to me.
I have decided on a color scheme for the family room, dining room, and kitchen. A while back I got a ton of fabric from my friend, Kandy. In that fabric was a brown floral that I love.


I loved the vibrant colors and earth tones mixed. A few weeks ago I was on a Sunday afternoon drive when I spotted a garage sale. Who has a garage sale on a Sunday afternoon? The nice lady said she was moving out of town and wanted to get rid of things that she would not be taking. I got a set of four fun chairs painted a soft yellow ($30.00 for all four chairs!)and immediately thought of the fabric.



When I got home I decided then and there that the fabric would be my jumping off point. My mudroom bench is already the minty green color in the fabric

mudroom bench

I recently purchased an armoire that will be going in the family room to serve as a phone charging, bill paying station once Hubby works his magic on it. I want it to be the dark teal color.



This is my inspiration for the color:


I am ready to get this started!ย  I better get busy on the social planner’s furniture so that there is room in the Garagemahal!

12 thoughts on “New Home Color Scheme”

  1. Congratulations on your new home! Just today we signed on our new house! (I left you a note a while back about how I was having a hard time packing too.). I hope I have as much fun decorating as I know you will! ENJOY!

      1. Sorry for the late reply. My husband has to leave for Colorado (to train new hires) on the 30th, or five weeks, so we have been busy trying to get everything moved in.
        I am not sure what I am going to do for decorating. I wish I had some power tools (saw, etc) to try and get crafty like you! :o). Unfortunately my hubby isn’t into that stuff. I am hoping when my youngest is a few years older (He’s three…always on the go, and always into everything!) myhusband and I can start trying to build things.
        For now I will have to shop around for someone else’s creative pieces…

      2. Jennifer, I am lucky to have a handy husband but we did not do much in our home when the kids were little. I really admire the bloggers who can find the time to make things and have young children. Enjoy your new home. Karen

  2. I love reading about all your “adventures” with furniture, family and friends!

    You inspired me with the love of teaching science because of your passion! Thank you!!!

    I wish you many blessings in your new home and your lovely lake house.

    Keep blogging —-

  3. Karen,I truly love this house. The location of the utility room is wonderful. Close to the bedroom and kitchen. I enjoy your e-mails and they are the first ones I read. We love garage sales but find it hard to get up early now.

    1. I love the floor plan too. It has a great flow. Thank you for the kind words about the blog. I enjoy writing about what we are doing.

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