Update? Ideas- Paint Color? Landscaping?
January 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
1950 Ranch- Updated 80's - need ideas on paint color- shutters?
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I think your windows are too close together for shutters to look realistic or be effective. You could use some beefier trim though so their visual impact balances with the weight of the stone entry. This is an old pic. Has anything been changed since it was taken? If the landscape plants are now clumpier and don't bloom, I would replace it with something less bulky and more airy that does bloom. Might consider softening the edges of the drive with plantings. Your current trim and dormer paint appears to match the grey stone in the entry. To keep the stone in consideration, you might consider something in the greige family, or go for a darker gray charcoal. Can't tell much about your door. You might consider a bittersweet, copper or rusty orange color for a great pop that should work with the grey or greige and the orange tones in the stone. Final touch would be some larger fixtures in copper and two pots of plants either side.
Karen N. Leverette
Old World Lakehouse
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Agree with decoenthusiast. No shutters. Beefier trim and color through the use of plantings and beautiful glazed containers. The house has very pleasing proportions and finishes. It will not be difficult to make this house shine!
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Thanks for all you help
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Gabberts Design Studio
No shutters...try paining all the woodwork a charcoal grey. That will update the look!
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Should we paint the brick? Or antique the brick?
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