Is it just me or does everyone find it a lot harder to decorate the outside of a house than the inside. Years ago I know that had the same struggles inside. Its hard to narrow down what I like to what fits my style.
I find I like a lot of things…but that doesn’t mean that those things say…”Dianne’s House” to me.
When I started this journey I thought I wanted for the house…
A creamy color on the walls and lots of white trim work….and white picket railings…
The wood ceilings on the porch would be a dark stain and the patio furniture black with white and blue cushions.
Oh and a beautiful blue front door.
Well, here are some of my issues…The island on which I live is very Italian themed…which some people interpret as Northern Mediterranean…I am not a fan of the Northern Mediterranean but I like the Italian style.
I am afraid that the white pickets might look a bit country for the area, so I am thinking of black wrought iron….I think I can live with that.
Then I look around my block and I see every shade of cream you could want…I’m starting to think that my home might look really boring with the cream…so my daughter suggested green. There is a green mediterranean house down the street and it looks nice…but then out goes my blue door. My daughter suggested that the front door be black…which is fine but I am wondering if this is just becoming a mismatch of what everyone wants, and not really want I want.
Have you ever seen those rooms that the husband and wife compromised on everything and so nothing really looks good and neither one is really happy? I never want to fall into that trap, and yet here I am….
Funny how I was just fine this morning with all the green and everything and then I drove past this house…The blue door made my heart happy…
But I’m really thinking my daughter is right….I need to go green. Life is good…I can do green….
Oh no!!!!! I just mentioned to my 14 year old daughter that the house is going to be green and she had a fit. NO she says…it is going ot be tan. How come someone that hasn’t had any opinion at all about this house decided that she has a definite one as soon as I make up my mind?….So back to the drawing board….any suggestions of a nice tan color?