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 Rock Bottom by Sherwin Williams

Rock Bottom by Sherwin Williams is a gorgeous dark green with gray undertones. If a dramatic dark exterior intrigues you, like it has many other homeowners, you’ll want to keep reading to learn more about how Sherwin Williams’ Rock Bottom exterior paint color can transform your home. Choosing an exterior paint color doesn’t have to be ...

10 House Skirting Ideas

House skirting may not be the most talked about exterior design element, but it is important! A home’s entire color palette could be based on the choice of house skirting. Multi-colored stone, wood paneling, corrugated metal, and lots of different colored brick are all options. Keep reading to learn from our application ideas, unique material ...

Our Review of Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams

We’re bringing spring vibes to you with this timely exterior paint review of Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams. This beautiful green, which was named Sherwin William’s 2022 Color of the Year, is sure to freshen up the exterior of your home. Find out why we named Evergreen Fog as one of the best Sherwin William’s ...

Our Review of Toque White by Sherwin Williams

Our list of great white paint colors for exteriors grows with the addition of Toque White by Sherwin Williams. If you are looking for a way to give your home exterior a spring refresh, this is it. Toque White is an off-white color that leans towards a grey or greige, making it a solid choice ...

9 Small House Exteriors We Love

Many of the homes we share here on the blog are large, some even grand. However, we have seen an uptick in the amount of design inquiries for smaller homes — and we’re excited about so many of them! Small house exteriors can be challenging to design (or redesign), but it’s certainly not impossible. Our ...

Our Review of Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

Gray exterior paint colors are having a moment. On our 2022 list of best exterior paint colors, 7 of our top picks were a shade of gray. Whether dark and moody or light and fresh is your vibe, you can’t go wrong these days. That’s why we’re highlighting Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. This soft ...

Our Review of Oyster White by Sherwin Williams

Oyster White by Sherwin Williams joins our expanding list of review-worthy off-white paint colors. This soft off-white is perfect for farmhouses and traditional homes in shady or sunny locations. Its versatility and ease of use earned it a spot on our list of the best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2023. Keep reading to ...

Our Favorite Exterior Design Trends 2022: Looking Back

The year of 2022 is coming to a close, so we’ve decided to round up the top trending exterior design trends of the year. Our designers have exceeded expectations when faced with new challenges and were innovative with fresh solutions for the problems that property owners bring to us again and again. From fence gates ...

The Best Modern Farmhouse Exterior Colors

Farmhouses. They’ve been around for centuries and have evolved many times over those centuries. This timeless American home style is known for monochromatic and neutral color palettes, vertical siding, and porches of all sizes, but especially big ones. Now, we see clients updating their old farmhouses into dream homes and building new homes to look ...