Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
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Santa Cruz Residence mediterranean exterior

Santa Cruz Residence

Central courtyard: acid-stained concrete with inlaid tile around fountain and porch; fruit trees, grapes, olives, citrus, and queen palms

Photo: Kathleen Shaeffer

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mzthailand wrote:
love the fountain! where can i find one just like it or similar to it?
   Comment   June 2, 2013
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Soothing Company
Its hard to tell in the photo however we offer quite a few tiered outdoor fountains with pools here:
June 3, 2013 at 9:05am   
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Giannini Garden Ornaments
This is our fountain. #1288 Provence three tier fountain, it can be ordered in a 66" or 70" basin.
June 5, 2013 at 10:13am   
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fruhling wrote:
what is the paint color? - would you be kind enough to let me know the two colors - door and wall of green? thanks!
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The Shabby Nest
Try Valspar's Vibrant Violet for a similar purple, and Valspar's Pistachio Tint for a similar green.
July 23, 2012 at 9:54pm     
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Brian Faris wrote:
The siding is Monterey cypress. I bought a tree and made the siding with a bandsaw mill, leaving the natural edge.
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Thank you for information about siding. It is bizarre and beautiful. Looks like Gaudi.
March 13, 2013 at 7:25pm   
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yes, u did a beautiful job. wish u lived near me!
July 21, 2013 at 2:32pm   
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annsideas wrote:
Annie - What color paint is on the front door?
   Comment   March 9, 2013
annsideas wrote:
Annie - What color paint is on the front door?
   Comment   March 9, 2013
carebare wrote:
what color acid stain?
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Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Color
VioletI love the way this setting reads: It begins with a small cluster of purple flowers (looks like Geranium 'Rozanne') and then continues to the purple front door and accent pot. A triple-treat! Some of our most beloved garden flowers, such as lilacs and hydrangeas, are purple. But purple is not just an old-fashioned, nostalgic color. It can be quite modern in its application. Color experts say that because it is a mix of both energizing red and calming blue, purple is a complex color that works well with both warm and cool schemes.
LuAnn Brandsen added this to Garden Color: How to Landscape With Purple
A trio of purple — plants, a pot and a painted front door — greets visitors to this charming residence.When to Paint Your Door Purple
Jennifer Ott Interior Design added this to Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Purple
3. Purple Door With an Olive Green and Taupe ExteriorThis door sports a beautiful cool bluish purple that helps it stand out against the olive-green and light taupe siding. I like how the landscaping picks up the house's exterior colors and the warm-hued pavers offer a clean, welcoming path to the front door.
8. Add landscaping. If your exterior paint went on brighter than you expected, but you don't want to repaint, try investing in landscaping instead. Lush green foliage and blooming flowers can go a long way toward helping your house fit in with its surroundings. The gorgeous home and garden courtyard shown here use color to great effect, with the green and purple of the home repeated in the landscape, drawing the eye in.Just as with interior paint (or even more so) it is important to test exterior paint on your house before committing. Test all of the colors you're considering using (siding, trim, front door) to be sure they work together as well as individually.

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Green and periwinkle purple door.
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Example palette: Get a similar look with (clockwise from top left, all from Sherwin-Willams): Luxe Blue SW6537
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طرح چوب هاب طبقه دوم با پنجره ها و بتن.
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No fountain...
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