I realize that I opened with the spoiler on this exterior project, but my hope is that when you scroll to the before, it’ll be all the more impressive! This was a project that I worked on last summer, but with the way things go, I rarely have the time and/or final images to share all of the color projects that I get to work on. It’s an area I’d love to dedicate more time to (the documenting that is), but I can’t make any promises ;) Since this homeowner was kind enough to share some of the after images with me, I wanted to share them all with you as well. Without keeping you in any more suspense, I present to you the before….
Before, you ask, yes, paint was all that it took. There are certain projects that I walk into and have clients expecting paint to work miracles. In a lot of cases, paint cannot be the only component to achieve the updated look someone would like. In this case however, paint was the shining star!
When I first saw the house, my gut knew how beautiful it would look with an updated green-grey palette. We bounced around a few ideas and eventually landed on what we have here. An updated color scheme that went from drab to eye-catching!
As many projects as I continue to work on, and as confident as I feel in my recommendations, some afters still catch me off guard. This was one of them. This refresh turned out even better than I could have expected. And the homeowners have shared that they continue to receive ongoing compliments from their neighbors.
Don’t ask me any details on this plant that totally steals the show! How gorgeous is that?! It goes to show how far those final touches and decorating details can go. Once you are satisfied with your exterior, don’t forget those final steps of adding plants, rugs, chairs, stools etc. Think of them as your finishing accessories just as you would with an outfit!
The drama of this painted chimney alone makes a world of difference…
Not to mention their rear deck where they’ll be able to sit and enjoy all of their beautiful updates.
We used three colors, for this project. Ben Moore Ballet White, Ben Moore Pashmina and Ben Moore Dragon’s Breath. I was very specific in detailing where each color was to be used so that the colors could be balanced throughout the entire exterior body of the home. The dark accent was used for the doors only which helps to break everything up and add a bit of drama to the home.
The end result was even better than I expected. I love that this home now has a whole new life full of beauty and character. These projects are no small investment, but boy can they pay off!