How do you achieve the perfect cream exterior? Which white or cream is best for a stone or brick exterior? What's the best way to choose the correct stone AND brick for your exterior? Ever wish you could just refer to a short list of exterior colours to make the best choice for your home or clients? All the answers… Continue reading
I can't wait until my How to Choose Exterior Paint Colours with Confidence webinar is here next week! I've been rounding up images to whip it into shape and yesterday, I snapped a photo of this house in the middle of a very traditional neighbourhood downtown. It's so rare to find such a modern and fun colour scheme, I immediately… Continue reading
I almost NEVER specify dark greys or charcoals for exteriors. Trim, shutters or front doors, YES.
The main field colour, NO.
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I'm here in Toronto leading one of my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Trainings and I was walking by these two front doors and had to show you. You know what's cool about front doors? Because they are an accent colour and you want them to be noticed, they can be brighter and cleaner than usual. I tried to guess what the… Continue reading
There is a very expensive neighbourhood in the Lower Mainland filled with individual homes built using a combination of brick and stone. When I drive around, I have yet to see a good example of a combination that works, or colours that were chosen well to coordinate with both the brick and stone. I'm not exagerating when I say that most of… Continue reading
Getting your white right on the exterior and interior of your house is critical. For a blue or red house, it's the difference between your house looking nautical or heritage. Red with White Trim Red with Yellow Trim Blue with White Trim Blue with yellow beige trim That's my tip of the day! Off to enjoy my weekend,… Continue reading
Before we launch into today's post, I just had to say, considering how many hours we spend in our beds, it's no surprise that so many of you had such great reviews and opinion on mattresses the other day!! Thanks so much for all your comments! Okay, onto the dilemma of the week. . . "I wish I'd come across… Continue reading
When Betsy found my blog and read this post, she realized her white house was just a little too white paired with the more earthy brick columns and railing. A few days ago she emailed me her exterior holiday lights and I asked her to send all of the images if she had them. Here's what she sent, thanks Betsy!… Continue reading
'Just read your post about roofs. Because our house is in FL, we were advised to go with a lighter roof. Matter of fact, we may even get more credit on homeowner's insurance now! There were not a lot of choices. This was NOT even the lightest grey/slate color; there was only one darker than this one. Now, though,… Continue reading
About a year before I started writing this blog (it's almost 5 years old), I was partners with another interior designer and we were specifying finishes for spec homes. One day we were sitting in a meeting with the builders who had hired us, discussing exterior colour and I calmly announced that "All [asphalt] roofs should be black". All four… Continue reading