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jazzyquayeDecember 30, 2012
Any ideas on exterior colour and landscape design will be much appreciated.
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What is that odd sort of 'thing' coming out of the house, and is it necessary? It's really detracting from the beauty of the house.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 3:27AM
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This place looks like an adventure! Anymore interior photos?
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 4:49AM
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I agree with the previous comment. Further, unless you want to stay with safe colours such as cream or white, how about a green colour.... Perhaps a Harrods green, with white trimmings. Alternatively a light moss green. However, I'm not sure what the climate is so that's likely to influence matters!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:31AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
I'm not quite sure if your trying to go contemporary or not? A lot of mixed signals going on there.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:36AM
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Dar Eckert
flying buttress! Only one I've seen not in France.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 6:16AM
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Laara Copley-Smith Garden & Landscape Design
I would create a classical modernist landscape. Simple, clean concept for the garden design with a classical,timeless element. yet a sensative modern essence. Not sure where you are located & your climate. I would introduce a framework of evergreen structure to balance with the presence the property has, may be sections of one species which would be shaped or clipped. With specific sections & areas designated to softer perennials &/or ornamental grasses.
The house I would use a heritage colour tone possibly an ivory tone, the farrow & ball & other heritage ranges have a great `timeless` colour range and some great light shades ranging from ivories to colours with pale green or grey undertones. Their colours can be mixed specifically in masonary paint.
I feel I want to see your neighbourhood to evaluate your surroundings on colour.
Agree with previous your climate & light quality will affect colour tone.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 6:24AM
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Dar Eckert
I think I would consider removing the greek style entrance. Maybe it could be moved iinto a garden. I see it as a pergola in a garden but its a little much for the front of the house.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 7:41AM
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If you can't remove it, try to camouflage it with plants and trees.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 7:46AM
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Karen Tiede Art Rugs
Have you seen the new colors at Taco Bell? They'd work, in much paler versions of the retail stores. Looks like you have ton of opportunity for accent tiling, too, on the face of the circular steps, in that dark rectangle along the porch, and in the accent line on the roof. (Or just paint them for now. Also, depends on your climate. I tiled my porch edge with porcelain tiles. It's out of the rain / precipitation in central NC and has held up for 9 years now.)

Would want to know more about that buttress before I removed it. Old ROT: If you can't fix it, feature it. Call it sculpture, put a name plate in front of it, and wrap it in lights next year.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 9:45AM
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