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Updated Home Exterior for U.S. Marine

We typically get clients who come to us with a vision for what they want their home to look like. Homeowners will mull over design tastes and style preferences and share their ideas with our team. But every once in a while, the process takes a more unique approach. Such was the case with Mary ...

13 Modern Craftsman House Exteriors We Love

Craftsman-style homes are inspired by a type of architecture that was born from the Arts and Crafts movement during the mid-19th century. Characteristics include exposed rafters, gabled roofs, front porches with support columns, and wood framing. To make a craftsman home more modern, our designers have a slew of ideas that will get you inspired. ...

8 Dark Olive Green House Designs

When you think of a dark olive green house, you might picture it joined by other earth tones for a rustic design. While that approach is lovely, and something you’ll find a few examples of in this post, the color offers other paths, too. From white trim for a crisp look to greige and off-white ...

9 Tan House Color Schemes

You might think of tan as the color of sand or a really light version of brown. In reality, tan covers a bit more ground than those notions. However, it’s important not to confuse tan with similar colors like beige, greige, taupe, khaki, or even some off-white shades. People tend to interchange tan and beige, ...

Our Review of Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore

When it comes to neutral paint colors, greige offers the best of both worlds — the worlds of gray and beige, that is. Like other neutrals, the greige realm isn’t one-dimensional. From subdued to saturated, there are all sorts of greige paint colors. One of our favorite shades to use on exteriors is Benjamin Moore’s ...

Our Review of Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

White paint is both timeless and classic when it comes to exterior design. From off-white and cream to bright whites and cooler shades with a tinge of gray, there is an entire spectrum of white paint to explore. One of our go-to colors for clients seeking a bright white paint for their exterior is Chantilly ...

Our Review of Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams

Where gray meets beige lives the versatile range of greige paint colors. In that realm, there are tons of shades to consider — from cooler tones that lean more gray to warm shades that appear almost tan. One of our recent favorites is Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. We’ve been recommending it more and more ...

Our Review of Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore

When it comes to gray exterior paint colors, there are tons of options to explore, but Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore is one of our favorites to recommend. In fact, we love the shade so much that we included it in our round up of gray color schemes to use on modern homes. Now, we’re ...

15 Contemporary House Designs with Before & Afters

Contemporary design is commonly confused with modern, and although the waters between these styles are often muddied, the two aren’t one and the same. Contemporary exterior designs refer to styles that are “of the moment,” emphasizing current trends. These homes typically have an asymmetrical or otherwise irregular geometrical layout and use mixed materials on the ...