I loved this house from the moment I saw her. She was dressed in yellow and brown which didn’t do a thing for her. I was obsessing about the new beach decor every time I drove by. All I could think about was painting the oversized lattice details on the front and side porch white which I convinced myself was their original color. The roof was a peachy tan and in good shape so I knew I had to work with that in the beach color pallet.

I was obsessing about giving her a makeover every time I drove by.

The vibe of the house was beachy inside and out. We also thought a beach decor and color scheme would bring the house back to life. I loved the shutters on one of our home renovations which was Sherwin Williams Festoon Aqua #SW0019. We decided to take the risk and paint the exterior of this house with that as the main color. I was so happy I did because the house looks happy! In case you were wondering… the shutters are Sherwin Williams Lemongrass #SW7732. You know the drill; the white trim is Sherwin Williams Pure White SW#7005.

I love the curvy charming walkway that meanders up to the front of the house. Originally the only way onto the porch was at the right side of the house by the front door. I decided to add steps going down on the other side of the porch for access to the side yard. It had an old thick row of shrubs that offered privacy running from the front of the house to the back on the property line.

Together some old fence panels and a tall set of shutter doors right at the front edge of the porch to create a courtyard feeling. A wink and a nod to all the interesting and ornate alley’s and courtyard’s in New Orleans. These photos were taken before April showers bring May flowers so ironically the grass appears to match perfectly with the lemongrass shutters too.

We have another article featuring this home – read Dark and Dreary to Light and Airy

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