|The front exterior one month after move in. It was love at first sight for me.|
So, we tackled it. Month by month, little things have happened. I decided to change our (newly purchased/energy saving) door from a dark green to a chocolate brown; the hardware from shiny brass to a brushed dark bronze. That resulted in planters requiring the same treatment. My fab interior designer friend, Brad Ramsey, suggested I add brown exterior wrapping on all of the windows to make them 'pop' a bit more. Since we were replacing them anyway... why not? Then storms came, and insurance rewarded us with a new roof, so I got to take the brown tones all the way to the top.
|Taken about a month before all of the landscaping was finished. Irrigation system in!|
|New plantings including my favorite ferns and climbing ivy were added to bare spots in the front.|
Look for my post on the most important exterior overhaul, which is the complete transformation that's been done in the back yard. I'll have it up later this week, and cannot wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions on how to make it even better. Keep following... as inside room posts are just ahead.