Inspirations

Blues Clues

Cozy Cottage Porch

Cozy Cottage Porch

The winter snow and spring rains left us with a very leaky roof and a front porch floor all warped and worn… so what’s a homeowner to do?  Get a new roof and redo the porch, of course!  Choosing a grey slate floor was the easy part and with the walls painted Benjamin Moore White Chocolate, we’ve been considering painting the ceiling blue.

Beautiful and Blue

Beautiful and Blue

But what blue to use?  We took a queue from one of our boys’ favorite childhood shows and sat down in our thinking chair to think… think… thi-i-ink!

White Chocolate and Blue

White Chocolate and Blue

With help from online friends (the girls from Design Chic, House of Turquoise and Get Your Martha On), we followed some blues clues and fell upon this beautiful blue home by Linda Banks.

True Blue

True Blue

Several emails and five paint swatches later, we’re down to two:

Benjamin Moore - Constellation

Benjamin Moore - Constellation

Benjamin Moore - Bright and Early

Benjamin Moore - Bright and Early

Stay tuned for the big reveal coming later this year…  ’cause when we use our minds and take one step at a time, we can do anything…  that we wanna do!

Photos via House Beautiful, Belle Maison, Get Your Martha On, Maine Home + Design and Benjamin Moore

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10 Comments

  • Reply quintessence July 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Oh how fabulous!! Love all the rooms you showed. I personally love the Constellation – it’s a little “dirtier” with a touch more green – my favorite kind of mix!! Can’t wait to see more!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! And Blue’s Clues was a favorite here as well – now I’ll have that song stuck in my head!!

  • Reply Stitchfork July 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Can’t wait to see the reveal! Our bedroom ceiling is painted a blue similar to the Constellation hue – the room just glows when the sun comes in!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply kathysue July 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I have a blue ceiling in my guest room. One thing I always tell my clients is to hold the swatch over your head because you will get a natural shadowing affect. The color will go grayer and a shade or so darker, so keep that in mind. I went with the palest blue ever and I have french vanilla walls with white trim,it is soooo peaceful and restful you are going to love it!! Kathysue

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita July 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    ooh it’s going to be lovely! and you brought back some sweet memories of Blues Clues with my “little” boy!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips July 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Awww….that takes me back to the days when my boys were little!!!! We have a blue ceiling in our bedroom, as does my youngest. You will LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what you decide.

    Happy weekend, darling friend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon July 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    That will look amazing! Picking paint colors is sooo hard 🙂

  • Reply pve July 9, 2011 at 6:29 am

    one word, soothing! There is something about blue and all it’s variations that appeal to me.
    I love it with linen, crisp whites and also classic navy.
    enjoy the blue skies this weekend!
    you won the chez jolly give-away!
    pve

  • Reply Bringing Pretty Back July 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I cannot wait to see what blue you choose! I am LOVING painted ceilings! I am going to paint the ceiling pink in our new little home… if we ever get it finished!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

  • Reply claudia lane July 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    The true blue room is gorgeous, love the blue ceiling
    You’ll love this palette, it’s tranquil and restful, just delightful!
    Can’t wait to see the big reveal…
    Claudia xo

  • Reply Jenny April 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Hi there! If this home has a house plan I would love to get my hands on it or the Architect?! 🙂

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