Just as cufflinks, a tie pin, and earrings add sparkle and punch to a well-dressed person, a well-scaled light fixture, plants and brightly colored furniture can bring to life the exterior of a home.
Window boxes planted with bright flowers connect the house to the ground and add personality and interest to even the simplest set of shapes.
Keep shutters real, operable and a wonderful color. Don't use shutters that are too small and permanently nailed open. Bring them to life by having them look as if they've been touched by human hands.
Shutters and window boxes surround the windows with shape, texture and color. Hang the shutters with hinges to create space, shadow and an authentic feel.
Keep the interior cooler during the hot summer months by installing a brise soleil to shade windows from the sun.
For a traditional aesthetic, install a trellis to shade the windows and reduce your energy consumption while adding punch and enlivening the exterior.
... beckon to the heavens.
Add a cupola that can be seen from the surrounding landscape and ...
... tell us from which direction the wind is blowing.
Add a cupola to bring light ...
... to a staircase or attic.
Use light fixtures that have the scale and proportion ...
... to complement the surrounding architecture ...
... and the home's style.