Before you paint your brick house, it’s important to choose the right white paint colour for the job. If you aren’t sure, I’ve got an exterior eDesign service to help you choose the perfect white for your painted brick house. Here’s a before and after from one of my exterior eDesign clients.
White Painted Brick eDesign Consultation
Since all our eDesign work is for the DIY client, I’m not there to style or take photos making it hard to get good after photos. I was so happy to receive these before and after photos from an eDesign client with this lovely note:
“Two years ago, I bought an exterior E-Design package from you & executed the changes. It turned out beautifully & I realized I never sent photos. We re-did the landscaping at your suggestion as well. Money well spent!”
This house was a lovely classic brick, but she was tired of it, and the white trim looked too stark.
Adding shutters to the left side created much better balance with the right side of the house. She wanted a chalky, sophisticated cream along with a turquoise front door!
I would have loved some more photos, but she had already moved when she sent these.
Notice that while this house is black and white (cream), it looks much more timeless than trendy. For anyone worried that painting out their traditional red brick, let me just reassure you, it’s a completely stately and timeless look.
If you ALSO install black windows and paint all the fascia and soffits black, and choose too stark a white for your brick, then you might start to create something that looks too much like the farmhouse trend to be perfectly classic.
And reconsidering the landscaping is far too often overlooked. Landscaping takes time to fill in and mature, so the sooner you tackle it and install your new trees and shrubs, the better.
The newly planted garden will look pretty when it’s grown in and I liked the new diamond espalier detail on the garage wall (below).
Love the new copper lanterns flanking the doorway (above)!
My Diamond Pattern Espalier
Last summer, I also added a diamond espalier to my studio wall (below)! I’m excited to see what it looks like this summer when it grows in some more. Gardens are all about anticipation, especially this time of year.
My studio office
If you would like help updating the look of your exterior this season, you can find my Exterior Essential Palette here.
And If you’d like to learn the Killam Colour System of Understanding Undertones through the world of exterior, join my Masterclass for Exterior Colour Selection here. I can help you create beautiful exterior transformations like this one.
PS. It was Terreeia’s birthday this weekend and we spent it at our friends fabulous, modern cabin in Sooke.
This was the look of joy on her face when she fit into jeans I bought her at Christmas (didn’t fit her then) that are officially 5 sizes down from where she started this past June!
She recently had some lab work done and her blood pressure is back to normal (she’s off her meds), cholesterol, normal, no longer pre-diabetic. She had to reduce her thyroid meds, this year she has not been sick at all and did not get seasonable allergies. All her inflammation is gone and her body is alkaline.
I was truly moved watching her bounce around with happiness on Saturday morning! That’s what living in a new pain-free body does to you, hooray!
I’ve lost some weight too since we’ve been on Terreeia’s healing whole food/plant-based plan! All my pants fit better than they have in years!
I still can’t get over how good her Buddha dressing is made with water instead of oil. You know how, when people are dieting and at a restaurant, they ask for lemon for their salad and THAT’S IT??!!?? Did you know oil has 4000 calories per pound? I guess that’s why.
Anyway, I have always thought that a strict healthy diet like the one we’re on meant BOOORRRRING food. The problem with BORING, is it’s just not sustainable. Well, not if you’re with the flavour maven 🙂
Have you joined her Morning Reset private Facebook group yet? She goes live every morning (below) and she’s done many cooking tutorials too! You can join it here.