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I shared a little snap of a corner of the house on Instagram earlier this week. I mentioned changing the paint color in the caption and received hundreds of suggestions on what color to paint the walls! If you are looking for recommendations of a cream, white, gray, or taupe-gray color, find this photo on my Instagram feed and read through the comments! The rug is from Wayfair.

More than anything I’m looking to eliminate the yellow tones of the current wall color. I don’t want to do gray as I’m a little tired of all the gray on the walls. I came from a house that was primarily painted “Amazing Gray” by Sherwin Williams, which is a beautiful gray, but I’m looking to stay in more of the creams, cool-toned taupes, and earthy tones in this house. The house feels very southern so I’m trying to stick with choices that fit the existing design and feel.

We painted Justin’s office NYPD blue in the last house, and I LOVED that color so much. There is a formal sitting room currently painted green at this house that he’s considering taking as his office and I may very well paint it the same color since I loved it so much.

A few other links + loves:

A great post about modest one-piece swimsuits that are beautiful + great for playing/activity near water!

Perhaps one of the most convincing blog posts I’ve read by Caroline. :: Added to my cart immediately::

Such a cute kaftan!

A pretty grid of salad dressings.

I bought the Flamingo wax strips and am anxious to try them!

I love that this is a bodysuit that is relaxed a bit on top!

Have a great weekend! We have zero plans and are thrilled to death about that!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 07.19.19

I love the post on modest one pieces! Thanks for the link!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Maureen says · 07.19.19

I love the flamingo wax strips! I hope you’ll tell us your review!

Karly says · 07.19.19

I love the “Southern” feel to the house. Its beautiful. I have that same rug, great choice!! 🙂

Christina says · 07.19.19

Castle path from behr paint (Home Depot) is the perfect taupe the color is perfect in all lights and times of day shows no yellow! I love it!!

Catherine R. says · 07.19.19

I just looked this up and it is gorgeous! I am adding it my list of samples to buy for our new house! Thank you for the great suggestion!!!

Kerrie says · 07.19.19

Hi Kate! Can you link the underwear you just bought a bunch of (that were sold out for a while? Thanks!

Megan says · 07.20.19

Check out Irish cream by Sherwin Williams. Have it throughout our house and love it, looks like a cappuccino! Very light and airy with warm tones but not yellow. I think it might work well with your fireplace and flooring since they’re warm. I’m tired of gray too! Good luck with all the redecorating!

kate says · 07.21.19

I have a great color it’s not too grey we just did our dining room which was yellow , and I love it
Ben Moore Pale Oak

I personally am not on board with grey walls , love to wear it but not look at it, but this color isn’t grey , isn’t cream , isn’t white, check it out,

Patti says · 07.21.19

So intrigued by the tan-luxe. Will you please give a review after trying it for awhile?

Kate says · 07.21.19

Thanks for all the links! Great post!


Diane says · 07.22.19

I, too, had that gold color paint in my home. I recently painted and chose BM Elmira White, with the help of Maria Kilam and Triish Firmiak, paint consultants from Canada…love their eye for color And their method for helping choose color! Highly recommend!!!

Jenn McLain says · 07.27.19


I tried those smashed potatoes tonight for dinner and YUM! I went all out- full feast- for dinner and I usually don’t like to cook dinner! So THANK YOU!