I had a strange and exhausting day yesterday. I closed on my house in Virginia remotely from here in Sarasota, Florida. The attorney emailed the docs on Sunday, I printed them out on my printer and went to my bank in downtown Sarasota to have everything notarized. I had to make an appointment at the bank which was empty except for two bank employees, and we were all masked and gloved with everything being disinfected before and after signing. A strange way to sell a home I raised my daughter in and buried my husband. And of course I have never set eyes on the couple who are purchasing my beloved home. Such hands off closings have been par for the course for years, but even stranger in the Age of Corona. And I locked in my mortgage yesterday and got a wonderful rate with these historically low rates. Yeah!
I treated myself to a trip to Benjamin Moore on the way home, the first non grocery store I have been to since the pandemic began. I love pouring through Benjamin Moore's beautiful brochures of colors.
The new house in Venice has a very open floor plan all on one level with very high ceilings and great light. I am painting all the walls in the same color which is my preference with an open floor plan where you see into all the rooms. I painted this house in my two favorite colors in the world - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray in matte Aura with the trim in Benjamin Moore Decorator's White in semi - gloss. I am not doing the new house in these colors although I love them - I need to make this house mine. So, I am looking for the most beautiful white or cream or gray in the world for the walls as well as white trim and ceiling color ideas - I would love to hear your recommendations.
I have so much color in my furniture, art, accessories, and all my Chinoiserie of course, and I want a gorgeous soft neutral timeless backdrop. Please help. My painters are meeting me at the new house after the inspections on Friday and I plan to bring paint swatches with me. It is also interesting to me that the home inspection is a team here with the main inspector plus separate roof, pool, termite, and HVAC inspectors and a wind mitigation report.
Paint ideas please! I will share some favorites and of course what I end up choosing.