A calming colour scheme for a modern house

I trust everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We sure did! I have so much to be thankful for – family, friends, beautiful weather, an awesome job, pumpkin pie :)

When the nice fall weather is here it’s easy to be outside appreciating the outdoors. I don’t know about you though, but I love hibernating on the rainy days just as much, catching up on a book or playing Go Fish with the kids.

As the weather gets colder we tend to spend more time inside, and now is the time to get your place all cozy for those drearier months. With the days getting shorter, we also need great lighting for function as well as enveloping your space in warmth and comfort… but that’s a whole other post.

Today I want to share with you a beautiful and calming colour scheme that I put together for a client a few months ago. They have a stunning new home that has a very modern aesthetic, and had already made some great decisions that I was able to use to come up with a scheme. Their front door was a rich blue and their floor was going to be a natural hickory. They had showed me a lot of fun, bold choices as well, such as dark charcoal tile in the ensuite and a cobalt blue sink in the main bathroom.

I chose this lovely fabric as a jumping off point, and came up with the following scheme based on it and all those items.

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Having your space flow makes your home feel larger and more cohesive. The added bonus is that you can easily move accessories from room to room so you don’t get bored with them in one place. Cushions that were in a guest room could move to the living room and be quite at home.

What are the colours you use in your home? Were you inspired by fabric, art or something else when you chose them?

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