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 gardener's 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

Unknown 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!

Anonymous 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.


Unknown 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.