Beautiful beach serendipity

I ate breakfast recently in Wheeler, Oregon at Rising Star Cafe , only to realize that they do not take anything but cash for payment. The table next to me was informed of the same, and the gentleman got up to look for an ATM at the same moment, so we were off together in search. In the short time that it took to reach our destination, retrieve some money and head back to the restaurant we had shared much of our life story, however condensed. I knew that he was building a home in Manzanita with his wife, on a lot that he had owned for years, I knew that he was doing it with as much energy conservation and LEED ideas implemented and I knew that I must see if I could wrangle a visit/walkthrough with them. Fortunately, all of this lined up quite well and by the afternoon I was having the sort of tour that was even better than I imagined. The couple were both intelligent, warm and engaging. They were so excited about their new home and it was infectious. I offered to do all of the interior color as I believed that the Benjamin Moore Aura collection called Affinity, would be quite suitable for health reasons/LEED also, – low to no VOC, and the color palette is gorgeous, all of the colors are designed to work together. I left them with a color sample card of the entire variety of options, and all communication + color consultation, has been accomplished now via email. I must give credit to the homeowners for choosing most of the colors, which I then tweaked as needed. They have great taste! I have been honored to be awarded with what (I think) will be a long friendship in the future, and their home is turning out to be very pretty.

See below photo notes for color choices…

fiji on left, collection on right

frappe and buttered yam

gardenia

masada

masada

buttered yam

dinner party with ylang ylang

urban nature

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Filed under color, design, LEED, manzanita, Paint

One response to “Beautiful beach serendipity

  1. Judi Hanson and Scott Galvin

    Actually we were thrilled to meet this wonderfully intelligent young woman. She helped us with colors that matched our lifestyle.
    Our home…is SIP and ICP construction, with water catchment for water closets, washing clothes and landscaping.There is a sand bank under the house for passive heating during the fall of all the warmed sand thermostatically monitored, hot water heater with heat pump, solar panels are coming *which my husband will install), and radiant heat flooring *which will eventually be heated with solar panels). We are using tile flooring which is 30% pre-consumer recycled. We have done most of the construction and all of the construction planning ourselves with the help of course of the Earth Advantage Institute. The R value is amazing…with no heat…we actually have to pump in and circulate fresh air. Shannon has been a wonderful gift…and we look forward to a long long friendship.

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