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!
Hello Maria, I have been meaning to send you a photo of my paint job once it was finished. My boyfriend and I did the work and with 27 windows it took forever.
Thanks to your inspirational blog and recommendation to use BM Thunder on the upper siding(to match brick mortar on lower half) and dormers it all came together beautifully!
The porch is BM Edgecomb gray (brick painted by previous owner) with BM Thunder on casings. The window sashes and mullions are BM Hale Navy (like eyeliner! Love the darker windows).
White columns, upper cornice and soffits are Soft Chamois. Front Door is BM Currant Red. Dark gray blue accent on front dormer and top of gabled detached garage is SW Granite Peak. Craftsman house so a few different colors called for. I just love pulling into my driveway now.
Thanks so much and Merry Christmas. Sincerely, Betsy O.
Love the way she highlighted the gable on the top by leaving one length of siding in white.
Exterior Lights 2014
Exterior Lights 2010
I posted this one last because I've never seen this before! Betsy said her boyfriend constructed the frame and then they filled it in with the Norway Spruce that grows in her yard.
Thanks for sharing your house with us!
PS. Here's a glimpse of ours. Not too many lights yet, as you know, I was way more focused on the interior holiday decor this year, we'll add more next year. Have you seen my exterior landscaping transformation yet? See all the before's and after's on my Landscape Architects blog here.
Have you driven around to enjoy the exterior lights in your neighbourhood this season?
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