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Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

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Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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New House Color Choices

I am getting excited. Like really excited because our new house has windows and a roof. Yay! I wanted to do a post all about my design selections for the new house. I’m sure once it is FINALLY finished, there will be questions. Since it will be a crazy time of moving, I figured now would be a good time to go over all the color selections and design choices.

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On the exterior, we chose to go full hardy board and shaker shingles all the way around. It will be painted Sherwin Williams “pure white”. The front door will be Sherwin Williams “black of night.” We also chose a black roof ( metal wasn’t an option or I would have done that). I wanted to keep it simple, clean , and classic for the exterior. Black and white about sums it up 🙂 .

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For the interior wall color, we went with Sherwin Williams “high reflective white.”  I saw it in another floor plan our builder was finishing, and really liked how it looked. I know you’re probably thinking that is a lot of white. Trust me, I will make it look good once I decorate. I love white, but you already know that, shocker!

For cabinets, we chose Kemper Larson Maple premium finish in white.  The counter tops are quartz in Cosmos group 3 “aspen.”  We decided to carry the quartz through all the bathrooms as well as the laundry room sink. In the kitchen, we went ahead and did subway tile backsplash (Group B, AZT H line 3×6 “cotton glossy” with “frost” Mapei grout). Now our master shower is also white subway tile but a little bit different color white (“Subway cream/white 3×6 white 93 with “warm gray” Mapei grout”). For the master bath and half bathroom, we chose white octagon and dot matte finish with “warm gray” Mapei grout (on the actual master bathroom floor we used Mapei “silver” grout vs. the shower floor of “warm gray” grout). We figured the bathroom floor would be high traffic and went with a shade darker grout there.

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The kids bathroom and laundry room both have Aqua 8×32 AZT, which is a whitewashed wood plank look tile (with Mapei “alabaster” grout). The entire main floor has laminate hardwood by Armstrong Rustics Premium(heather gray L6607) . The upstairs carpet is Shaw Victory Lane HGN 43 LCL pin-dot in “praire 710.

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I really wanted marble hexagon tile on the shower floor in the master bathroom. After doing a ton of research; I was hesitant to spend the money on marble. It seemed that over time the marble would turn colors to orange, brown, and yellow. This is from iron deposits found naturally in the marble. Over time, the water causes the marble to rust and the iron leaches through. You have to be VERY careful with marble. Marble has to be grouted well, sealed well, and sealed OFTEN to TRY to avoid the rust stains. In the end, I decided to go with a ceramic tile (the white octagon and dot matte) to avoid the upkeep, possible staining, and save money.

Since I didn’t want marble tile in a wet area, I chose it for around the fireplace. We chose EMS winter frost large hexagon tile with Mapei “frost” grout. I think that about covers all of the major design choices. I figured this would be a good reference for the future questions. Now if I could just see it all done!

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Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

Disclosure

Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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