Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a pattern: white, crisp + clean

I not only love pinterest for its great boards and storage capabilities. It's also an amazing way to get a sense of a client's vision and tastes. It makes my day when my client is thrilled with a presentation and says "you nailed it", as one did last week. For my own boards, I love how a pattern emerges for my own style. It's never intentional. I have thousands of pins but when I was looking at my architectural/exterior boards, I noticed I'd pinned over a dozen all white houses. I love the clean lines and timelessness of an all white house. Here's a few from my boards. On my own house I would pop the front door with a bright color. If you have shutters they could be painted, white or black. I think both look beautiful depending on the look you are going for. 
I think this could be my dream house! I love the approach, warm lighting and the clean white lines. I would need a green flat patch of grass someplace, but this house is gorgeous.

I snapped this shot of this flag this weekend at an art's festival in my home town.
If I painted my house all white, I would add a splash of color on the front door!

This dutch door is great! Bugs might be an issue in Massachusetts!


Jen of MadeByGirl said...

i love using white... especially when its paired with a bright color, like the bright doors in your pictures.


Ashley said...

These images go to show you that nothing beats a classic. Absolutely beautiful homes.

Regina (Farfala) said...

Lovely post :)

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

right this very moment i'm trying to pick "the right white" to paint the exterior of my house (as well as the right black for the shutters.) do you have any thoughts on the right shade of white paint for a painted brick house???

Anonymous said...

The photos are nice - except for the fact that both photos of the flag show the flag is hung incorrectly. In the last 24 hours I have seen 3 such photos including one "beautiful" picture in which the flag was dragging on the ground. Not acceptable.

Nancy said...

I love the white! and the door collection.
( but I really love that vintage Mercedes)

Sylvie said...

This is definitely a keeper! I've always said my dream home would be white with black shutters. Great post!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Yes a flag touching the ground is a no-no. Do tell us why these are hung incorrectly? Is it because they are not running horizontally??

paula said...

The architectural designs of these houses are beautiful. Wish to leave in a house like this especially the first photo.

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