Happy Accidents

I was at the “Chimpanzee” movie on Wednesday with Daughter’s 4th grade class and was getting a bunch of text messages and voicemails from Mr. Contractor.  Turns out the painters painted the Master Bedroom the bathroom color – whoops!   He wanted to make sure how I felt about it before they painted over it.  I hurried over and decided it looked so pretty in Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue that I would leave it!  The rest of the interior is Benjamin Moore Marscapone – the trim and doors will be a half blend of the same color.  What a difference a coat of paint makes.  It is SO fun to see my design choices come to life – and even more fun to love them.  Here is a photo of the Happy Accident progress:

The Master Bathroom has also received a coat of Palladian Blue paint.  I think this is the most perfect shade of blue – it has hints of green and blue and is light, but doesn’t feel like a nursery.  We did install a new black toilet – next on the list is installing the cabinetry and then steam cleaning and re-grouting the tile.  I love the vintage black/white tile – its about the only thing that will remain from the original!

Do you remember my inspiration photo?


The 3rd bedroom used to the be the home’s garage – it was turned into a bedroom and a bathroom/laundry room.  We had to drywall it, remove the door and repair the walls from the outside in. It is painted “Marscapone”.  On Tuesday this tile will be jack hammered and this room and bathroom will also have polished concrete floors in “Mocha”.  There used to be large vines growing in this room from the outside – you can see their remanants in the “Before” photo:

The 3rd Bathroom has also had a coat of Palladian Blue – this cabinet had to be custom ordered because of its unusual dimensions – very  narrow.  And therefore it requires a custom top as well…cha-ching.  Well, I found a pretty remnant (lots of silvery sparkle) at the granite showroom and this will be the top:

The Sun Room is progressing as well.  We removed that old window and have left it open for the light it provides and it is being framed out.  The door to the Master has been removed and all new windows have been installed.  There will also be a set of french doors that will lead to the back yard and eventual pool – those should be here next week.


Sun  Room Window:


The Kitchen doors were installed today:

You know I love this farmhouse sink:

The pantry is coming along:

The living room paneling has been painted and the baseboards are being installed – next up, crown molding!

This was expensive and labor intensive, but it MAKES the room:


TGIF!  It was the last day of school – baseball and softball for the kids is not finishing up until mid-June and then we will be ready for a break!  It was a great school year for both of my kids.  Daughter turned 10 and had her first ever dance recital – this shy child would never participate in dance because of the recital.  Now she wants to be an actress on the Disney channel…go figure!


About Kris Moran

I love decorating and design – one of the favorite perks of my job is seeing all of the wonderful homes and condos that we list and sell! I love to “borrow” inspiration from them, and from decorating shows, magazines and the many blogs I am addicted to!


  1. It’s gorgeous!

  2. It all looks soooo good! Beautiful photo of your beautiful girl!!!