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Suburban House Exterior Update in Illinois

Sometimes homeowners come to us because they’re unhappy with their home’s exterior but aren’t sure how to fix it and want us to make recommendations. Others, like Kevin M., have ideas about what changes they want to make and seek our help visualizing them to ensure they’re making the right choices.   We … wanted to ...

9 Landscape Lighting Ideas

Curb appeal is a 24/7 game, and one of the biggest difference makers when the sun goes down is your exterior lighting. And we’re not just talking about wall sconces or pendants near your front door! Lights throughout your front yard — lining walkways or interspersed amongst flower beds — offer a dose of drama ...

Our Review of Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore

Selecting a white paint color for your home’s exterior sounds simple enough, but with the seemingly endless number of options available, the process can be more complicated than you might expect.  We’ve recently reviewed several of our favorite white exterior paint colors — from Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace to Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound — and now ...

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, ...

Cottage Style House Update in Wisconsin

The popularity of the “cottage core” aesthetic propelled cottage style houses to the top of the results of a recent study on Americans’ favorite home styles. The aesthetic, which encompasses fashion and lifestyle as well as home design, is a mishmash of fairytale vibes and simple countryside living. When Maureen G. in Wisconsin reached out ...

Exterior Design Style & Designing for All

Defining one’s exterior design style isn’t easy — even for experts like us. We worked for months to develop a style quiz that would help our clients, prospective clients, or even casual blog readers have some language to use in talking about what they like, what they don’t like, and how they might want to ...

House and Roof Color Combinations We Love

You probably put a lot of thought into potential paint colors for your home’s siding, but have you considered how those shades will look with your roof? Whether you’re keeping your current roof or getting a new one, it’s important to ensure your roof looks cohesive with the rest of your home. Not sure where ...

Our Review of City Loft by Sherwin Williams

City Loft is a soft white from the White & Pastels collection by Sherwin Williams. Some consider it a light greige due to its neutrality, but either way this paint color is popular for obvious reasons. Our designers love City Loft because of the cozy feel it brings to a variety of home styles. Keep ...

10 Homes with Beautiful Wood Shutters

Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise. But today, shutters can simply be decorative and are often used to add interest, texture, or color to a home’s exterior. Shutters come in a variety of styles and colors and can be made from a wide range of materials. In this post, ...