Ami

Originally from Tennessee, Ami currently lives in South Carolina, which has been home since leaving the military in 2016. Interior and exterior design has always intrigued Ami, especially the styles and characteristics seen in other countries as an avid traveler and photographer. She lives for the renewal of older or historic homes that maintain their character, and regularly creates her own mood boards and virtual designs for inspiration or to help others with their spaces. Having always had a passion for design and following their work for years prior, Ami was excited to be brought onto brick&batten’s team of writers. Her writing endeavors actually started in an academic/scientific setting, then in a regulatory aspect. Writing about paint colors, emerging or current trends in exterior design, and so much more revolving around something she’s always enjoyed was a fun and welcomed change!

Blogs by Ami

Our Review of Shoji White by Sherwin Williams

In the world of off-whites, Shoji White by Sherwin Williams is a tried and true favorite. We named Shoji White one of the 6 best warm whites for your home in 2021 and included it in our roundup of the 12 best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors of 2021. Years later, we’re still crushing on ...

Our Review of Cascades by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’ Cascades is a dramatic, stunning color that’s sure to transform your home and turn heads. We highlighted Cascades as of the 12 best Sherwin Williams’ exterior paint colors of 2021 and have been obsessed with it ever since. We even named it one of our favorite green exterior house colors. Our lists aren’t ...

Our Favorite Exterior Design Trends 2023: Looking Back

It’s that time of year again to share with you our favorite exterior design trends from 2023. To compile this list, we looked back at the virtual designs we worked on this year and considered the most common client requests we received. From enhanced outdoor living to creativity with cladding, keep reading to find out ...

The 14 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors for 2024

Introducing the best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors of 2024 – brick&batten style. At the close of every year, we take a good look at exterior paint colors we’re currently loving and what we think will be popular in our virtual designs moving forward into the new year. If you’re planning big changes to your home’s ...

The 14 Best Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors for 2024

The design industry is always changing, but as leaders in virtual exterior design, we stay up to date with the trends so you don’t have to. At every year’s end, we compile a carefully curated list of exterior paint colors we predict will be trending in the following year and those we plan to use more ...

Our Review of Desert Twilight by Benjamin Moore

Our love of unique grays has us swooning over Desert Twilight by Benjamin Moore. This hue is the perfect combination of modern and earthy, while still remaining classic. Below, we go over all the details like LRV, colors pairings, and our recommended applications. Keep reading to learn why we love Desert Twilight as an exterior ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ White Duck

We love to review white exterior paint colors to help you navigate and sort through the vast amount of choices. Sherwin Williams’ White Duck is a fabulous creamy white that can transform your home’s curb appeal. From preferred applications, color pairings, and undertones, we share all the details below. All white paint colors are not ...

8 Arched Front Door Ideas

A statement-making front door is a great way to enhance a home’s exterior and boost its curb appeal. They also offer a way for homeowners to showcase their personality through different paint colors, shapes, or styles. One style we particularly love is the arched door. Arched doorways add charm and character to a home and instantly make it ...

Our Review of Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams

Gray exterior paint colors have been growing in popularity, and we don’t expect that to change anytime soon. With that in mind, we’ve been busy sharing some of our go-to grays. Next up is Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams, a unique gray that’s one of Sherwin Williams’ Top 50 Colors. Keep reading to learn more about ...