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13 Lovely Fall Ideas for Flower Boxes

Here’s a confession: We adore flower boxes, so we get excited when our exterior design clients request them or are open to adding them into a design plan. There’s something magical about window flower boxes. Depending on how you style them, they can give off major fairy tale cottage vibes, a sophisticated French feel, or ...

Modern Farmhouse Exterior: Paint Colors & Design Elements That Work

Some trend-spotters are saying the modern farmhouse exterior is on its way out, and while a few farmhouse design elements have become passé, on the whole we disagree. Of course part of what’s behind this trend’s staying power is the fact that farmhouses have been around for centuries. The style evokes the feeling of no-fuss ...

White House, Black Trim: A Combination We Love

A white house with black trim is an American classic. And when it comes to making this palette choice for your home, the possibilities are endless. These days, there’s no such thing as a singular black shade and one solitary white shade. Instead, there are boatloads of different blacks and whites that create a stylish, ...

10 Modern Garage Door Examples That Are On-Trend in 2021

These on-trend modern garage door examples are here to inspire you not to overlook this important design element. It’s easy to forget about your garage when considering how to update your home’s exterior design. So many of us think of our garages as merely a place to keep our car and/or store stuff. It’s common ...

12 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors 2021

After all that we collectively weathered in 2020, the Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors trending this year reflect a renewed interest in our homes as both a place of respite and a way to express ourselves. Many of the popular paint colors we’re seeing for home exteriors fall into the “natural” realm. This can mean ...

2019 Home Exterior Color Palettes to Love

Our 2019 home exterior color palettes to love: 2019 has proved to be a year of exciting color palettes which focus on darker shades, blues, and varying whites.  We’ve put together a few of our tried and true paint combinations to share with you. Stop searching through paint samples and picking up those annoying chips ...

Top 4 Reasons to Add a Portico to Your Front Entrance in 2019

Porticos are everywhere…from the suburbs to the city, they can range from traditional to modern.  If the last time you thought of a portico was…well, never, then it’s time to show some love to this worthy construction contender.  The benefits of the portico are far reaching…so let’s get started with the top 4.  Porticos Add ...

Painting Your Home? 6 Show Stopping Whites That Deliver

A question we get asked time and time again is, “What color white is that?”  Most people need help finding the correct white that becomes the perfect backdrop for a manicured green yard or aged copper lighting. Architectural details take center stage when your white home exterior paint is the correct shade.  Therefore, we have ...

Black Homes Gone Mainstream

Black homes have come into fashion at a fast rate!  Pinterest claims that saves for black houses have grown 774 percent since 2014.  There are a few things you should know before committing to painting your house exterior black.  Black is beautiful!  It is trendy and will absolutely draw attention.  The dark house trend has ...