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September 17, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Ok - here's the scoop. 1948 Seattle house, we've spent the last 4 years remodeling most of the interior and back yard. Last year we started trying to address the exterior. The house had previously had white aluminum siding with dark chocolate brown trim, an all white garage door, dark chocloate brown shutters and metal railings on the porch. We removed the siding and replaced it with the shingles you see in the photo, went from choclate brown to red trim, put in a new garage door, abd replaced the unattractive metal railings with cedar. Oh - also a new front door. Still - it doesn't feel quite "right." A recent conversation with the designer at our local paint store led to a suggestion to paint the roman brick - which is stained and impervious to pressure washing, and also my least favorite type of brick (we fell in love with the interior and view) a dark green color to make the house "decide" on one look (instead of a mix of mid-century and craftsman). Any thoughts (even criticism of the choices we've made) would be very helpful.