Welcome. If you’re new to this blog, I’m Kristine Robinson, an interior designer and design educator in the Northeastern US. Today I want to share a personal project I’ve been working on. We call it The Shack.
You might be wondering why I chose to share the above photo in black & white. It’s because the exterior color is quite shocking. If you’ve ever read any posts about what NOT to do when selling a house, one of the top recommendations is to avoid using a bold or unusual exterior paint color. Well, this home’s former owner probably would have done much better, had they taken that advice.
We were looking for several specific things in a vacation home: A screened porch or preferably a sunroom (my husband enjoys smoking fine cigars), 3 bedrooms, more than 1 Bathroom, and a fully wooded lot with NO grass to mow. In spite of being an oddly vibrant color, this house met all those needs, and was within our budget. Plus, it was in need of updating–a perfect match for us to add our own finishing touches.
Friends and family frequently ask what color we’d eventually like to paint the future exterior of The Shack. I’m thinking a greige or warm-grey color, even a more olive-toned green would be great. Some of our friends & family have actually said they like the current color, and find it fun and different. It certainly does make a statement! What color do you think would look good on the outside of our little vacation home?
Ever since we finalized the purchase of the house, we’ve been working really hard on it, and are very proud of our DIY activities. My husband is wonderful at woodworking and painting (and just about everything he does). So the combination of my design ideas, and his pragmatic skill has begun to make some amazing transformations to the inside of our happy retreat. Next time I’ll try to share some more about the inside of The Shack.
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