Kathy had a unique approach when picking out paint colors. "I sew for a living, so I love fabric," she says. "I picked fabrics very early on for each area of the house and took the paint colors from those fabrics. There are quite a few rooms where the inspiration fabric was never utilized, except to borrow the colors. When a color would stump me, I sought help from the resident designer at my local paint store. I even took her a couple of pieces of slate from the roof, to have her help me with the exterior color palette."