Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's Black and White and Pink All Over?

.......My House.

I love pink and green. They were the colors of my wedding. They are my favorite colors together or apart. But for some reason I just didn't want to live in a pink and green house. The brick on our house is pink. There's not much I can do about that. The shutters and doors were green. That I could change and despite my brothers protest,(He is more of an artist then I am and said that the green was complimentary to the pink brick.) I finally change the shutters and door to black this weekend.

(Exterior Before)

I also changed lighting.

(Lighting Before)

These fixtures were once on a garage at my parents lake house. My mom brought them to a yard sale I was having last year and I grabbed them.

Just gave them a fresh coat of paint and I think they're great!

The topiaries came from Giant and the apple green ceramic planters are from Target. I think they'll spend the winter in the sunroom.

(I don't know why the window looks so dirty. It was just cleaned today)

I do realize that I'm slowly turning this entire house black and white.
I think it looks crisp, classic, strong. I wonder what a color expert would say?

In other exciting news:
My sister-in-law is coming this weekend. I always have such a good time with her.

The lily pad got it's first bloom

and the Foxglove are exploding.


the gardeners cottage said...

hi julie,

i ADORE a black and white house. one day i'll have one too.

i'm no color expert but i think it looks a zillion times better.

i love the green pots also. i happen to think that black and white and pea green are fantastic together.

i have 2 foxgloves that made an appearance so far. my fingers and toes are crossed that they survive.


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Julie, your house is beautiful! Pink & green has been a favorite for of mine for years. I even have a lovely mix of pink & green depression glass plates & glasses - never tire of it

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, it's totally gorgeous! I love it, think it's beautiful, great job!

kayce hughes said...

Hard to go wrong with that house. it is beautiful!

Once Upon A Parent said...

Julie it looks amazing! The house just pops now, don't you think? I really need to get myself over there and visit you guys. I just need to soak up some of your style.


sarah, flourish design + style said...

What a beautiful home you have! I am quite simply LOVING the pink brick. xx

My Notting Hill said...

Your entry looks terrific! Love the new lights & those planters. Thanks for your encouraging comment about the juicer. I may be heading over to Anthopolgie tomorrow to grab it.