I thought I’d begin my reports on the progress of our French Villa Style home by starting with the exterior of the house. Typically, we do not get involved with the selection of exterior finishes, materials, doors, lighting, etc., but in this case we were asked to comment and it evolved into full participation – helping select the color of the tile roof, stucco, limestone and window trim. We began the process by looking at pictures of similar homes and their color schemed with our client and their contractor for ideas and inspiration.
Pretty front doors…
This home has a brick facade (Don’t you LOVE it?), but it’s good for looking at tonality of color and hue.
This one pushed it with the purple shutters and trim.
Earthy and serene.
This is close to the color scheme we selected.
Then it was on to the front doors, which are not yet finalized, but we’re close… Again, we looked at what seemed like thousands of pictures. I researched Louis XVI style and architecture. It seemed never ending. Yet, this is sooooo important. A front door is like a greeting card. It makes that all important first impression. Here are several examples.
We then looked at how various door styles might look from the street and as you approached the house.
We’ve ended up with a design that is similar to these doors.
Next, a tour of the preliminary foyer design.
Have a wonderful Holiday!
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