Do you remember way back in 2010 when I shared my color palette inspiration for The Country House? I posted Uncle Beefy’s still life and Fleurishing’s frothy latte inspired collection of memos. In the end, only the fireplace room truly took on that no color neutral palette that I aspired to create throughout The Country House. I am still incredibly drawn to this no color interior design scheme. Perhaps we should consider the New Old Stone House as take two? When you’re trying to work an orange sofa and blue Oushak rugs into the mix, the message gets lost. Add artwork and colorful ticking stripe scatter pillows? That ultra neutral color palette you aspired to goes out the window. Truth be told, I wouldn’t have finished off The Country House in any other way. It was a very natural, unforced decision process that brought all the rooms together. In the end I love the finished product because one room’s color scheme flows effortlessly into the next. It feels very harmonious – like home sweet home to me.For the New Old Stone House, I am really excited to reimagine all of our belongings in a different way. For instance: I plan to use the orange and blue Oushak – which has been the jumping off point for the formal living room in both the Soho Apartment as well as The Country House – in a secondary room. It will most likely be used in a guest bedroom. I think if I retire the orange sofa and move the Oushak upstairs it will allow me to adapt a more monochromatic color scheme for the majority of the lower level living spaces.As a side note, you might remember this post about an apartment with a neutral interior design scheme and pops of color. The ceiling is almost identical to the one we have in the New Old Stone House! I’ve been salivating over homes that have wood beams forever. I think it is a throw back to the house we rented on Lake Michigan when I was a kid. There is proof in the dozens of sketch book posts (since I began collecting digital inspiration in late 2007) that feature a space with wood beams.The more time I spend in the New Old Stone House at different times of the day, the more our color palette is coming together. Certain rooms just want to be certain colors – with each visit, it’s practically decorating itself! *wink* One thing is for certain, I can’t leave my black window sashes behind in the country. We’re definitely doing black sashes again! Fiberglass or true divided light wood windows? Well, while it is a no brainer for me, I have some convincing to do.You can find these images and more no color-color inspiration on my Neutral Interior Color Palette board.