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Friday, June 11, 2010

my big new project

I just bought a flat.  Just over a year ago I packed up my stuff and set of for some travelling before moving back to Scotland.  I am staying with my sister and parents and have been house hunting near Edinburgh.  On Tuesday I made an offer on a flat which was accepted – under Scottish law that agreement is binding so the flat is mine.  Very excited.

The flat needs new kitchen and bathroom and every room needs decorating – yeah – a big project to keep me busy.  I have piles of brochures that I am looking through and a book of graph paper for plotting room design.

I’m also thinking colour palettes for each room.  I love colour so have been thinking about this a lot and gathering inspiration.

june 4th (1)For the room that will be my office/crafting room and the guest room I am using this fabric as the inspiration

  

 

 

I used the fantastic colour site, kuler, to create some palettes. The site has lots of created colour schemes but it will also create them from a photo on your computer (or on flikr).  You can choose bright, deep and so on and also customise your own.  

laundry bag palettes

Here are four that I made from this photo. I’ll be playing some more and using them while looking at some materials before deciding which version to use.

Love this aspect of kuler.  I’ve been collecting other images as possible basics for colour range for other rooms.  I’ll share them as I work on them.

And expect regular postings on aspects of home decoration over the coming months.

 

 

 

5 comments:

humel said...

Woo-hoo!! Congratulations :-) Love the colours you have going on here xx

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your new flat. Sounds like an exciting project for you. Love the fabric and the color palettes you created on Kuler (great site.) Have fun!

Sian said...

Fabulous colours..they've got a very Scottish feel to them, very "Anta" (is that shop still there? I love it)

Coingratulations on your new home

Deb said...

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home. I LOVE the color combo you have chosen! I'm wondering how long it takes in Scotland before you can actually move in? My daughter put an offer on a townhouse on April 23 and was supposed to close by the end of May...then by yesterday...and now by next week. Poor thing is just dying to move in and get settle but the red tape is ridiculous!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on the new place! Love the colors