Rambling Rach


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Renting a place 
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Portland, OR  
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
If you stucco the house you will no longer have a "ranch" home....

What look are you going for ? Do you have a style in mind?
If you just stucco it as is and don't make any other changes, you will have a stucco box house..........

The wood siding adds character and charm to your house and goes with the existing style that you have.

You might reconsider the stucco and stay with the ranch look.........

Consider hiring an architect to do some sketches for you to help you work out the design.
You may be very pleasantly surprised........
July 23, 2014 at 7:26am     
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Rambling Rach
I agree with the tv/fireplace idea. The room needs some more color--maybe pull an accent color color or two from the rug. There is a lot of pattern/texture in the rug/fireplace so I would probably do a solid curtain and nothing to busy for the accent pillows on the couch.
July 20, 2014 at 7:35am     
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Pat Gericke & Associates, LLC
Now that you mentioned the amethyst in the stone - I would suggest painting the walls in Benj-Moore in 2118-70 (Heaven) and the fireplace wall in 2118-60 misty memories - it is a soft light grey with understones of lavendar - it'll play off the fireplace with the darker (misty memories) and the balance is the lighter shade - the black sofas will complement the wall color - blending rather than contrasting with the colors you have now. The dark color behind the sofa just depresses the room.
July 20, 2014 at 11:19am     
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y r
I will think about the paint colors ... Do like the greys .. Have to see haw they tie into the rest of the house ... Kitchen is open to family room ...thanks
July 20, 2014 at 1:03pm   
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Gina
Your granite is beautiful you don’t want to take away from that so I would keep it simple. How about a cream colored subway tile laid in a herringbone pattern or a travertine tile laid in a brick pattern.
July 20, 2014 at 6:47am   
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Rambling Rach
I agree with Gina--something simple like subway tile would be great with grout that is close in color to the tile. I probably wouldn't pick a tile that was too small, especially with a herringbone pattern as that might look too busy. Love your color choices!
July 20, 2014 at 7:29am   
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Michelle Scott for Ethan Allen - Laguna Niguel, CA
A more complex green (muddied up a bit) will help get to the colors of the rug - without feeling overly bright.
July 20, 2014 at 8:04am     
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Color Zen
A dark throw on your couch that incorporates the dark in rug. Good luck!
July 20, 2014 at 10:38am   
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Rambling Rach
I would consider something light with some other colors to mix in like this.
http://t.homedepot.com/p/Silestone-2-in-Quartz-Countertop-Sample-in-Mont-Blanc-SS-Q0220/203674451/

I like the wood paneling and would paint it a white with a warm feel to it. A white will reflect a lot of light from your large window. I wouldn't paint the window casing as it might tie in better with the rest of the house.

Good luck!!
July 12, 2014 at 9:09pm      Thanked by oliviasmitchell
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oliviasmitchell
Thank you all for your comments so far - there seems to be a consensus that I should go lighter! BTW I started another post "Will my kitchen be too dark?" because I thought my original title was rather boring and I couldn't see how to edit it. Sorry if that causes any confusion.
July 12, 2014 at 9:35pm   
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Rambling Rach
I also like the cinder. Pick in a gray is so difficult! We recently used BM Pashmina which no one ever talks about. It is a nice gray that is slightly greige. Might look nice with your fireplace since there is some warmth to your stone. Good luck!
July 12, 2014 at 9:00pm        Thanked by mick50
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mick50
Thanks for everyone's help. I really appreciate it.
July 13, 2014 at 9:08am   
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mick50
Samsamyd -- I really like your Whale Gray with the color of your wood dining set and floors, which is similar to the stone on my fireplace. Absolutely beautiful. I'll pick up a sample.
July 13, 2014 at 9:14am   
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Rambling Rach
Love your colors! I would stain the deck dark and paint the rails to match your white trim.
July 12, 2014 at 8:54pm      Thanked by Aaron Xie
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Aaron Xie
Thanks, Rambling Rach.
July 12, 2014 at 9:32pm   
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Rambling Rach
Thanks everyone! All good ideas. Gonna start with the new numbers and something for the hose this weekend. Will repaint all the trim in the future but most of it is in good shape now. Gonna check out some door colors too.
July 12, 2014 at 11:41am   
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Rambling Rach
@lefty47 I LOVE that idea! Never would have thought of it and something in that space would look great! Thanks so much.
July 12, 2014 at 8:18pm   
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Jeanne Cabel
Don't go white on the trim. Keep the neutral. I like the idea if adding another post to balance the front door but a large pot with a tall plant will do that also. When I saw your house I saw a nice lemon colored door. I know that sounds weird but with such a neutral house a nice welcoming door in a bright color may work. I don't like the red either
July 12, 2014 at 8:38pm     
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Rambling Rach
Thanks Jeanne. I'm leaning towards a bright color too. I hadn't thought to try yellow. Have some leftover BM Agave which is kind of a warmish green. The house color is very close it Interlude which is also in the BM Affinity collection so it might work. Have a sample of a Blue Echo as well. Thanks for your thoughts!
July 12, 2014 at 8:52pm     
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Palindrome Design, LLC
In addition to painting the house, he might consider painting the door a fun color - a high gloss red, lime green or yellow. Change the door knob to a modern polished nickel entry set. Replace house numbers with modern stainless house numbers. Replace existing mailbox with modern version of same thing. Remove awning entirely - or at least removing the scalloped edge detail will help give a sleeker look.

What a charming house! Congrats to your son - this place has tons of potential. Please post "After" pictures - would love to see what he does!
July 11, 2014 at 1:38pm     
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Debbie
I'm going to have to put a second or third coat on anyway. New texture soaks up so much paint.

LRV - Light Reflective Value. It's the percentage of light reflected off of a surface when illuminated by a light source. This paint has an LRV of 46%. I need something more in the 70+% range. Paint companies always include the LRV with the paint chip.
April 23, 2014 at 7:23pm     
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