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 Designing exteriors is one of my favorite things to do and when I get the opportunity to design an exterior, my first step is to determine the overall style. Once this decision is made, it really sets the tone for the rest of the project — including the landscaping and what happens on the interior. A couple of days ago I received a project in Santa Clarita, a city just north of Los Angeles, and below are several style options that I’m considering. Which is your favorite?

1. A MODERN MEDITERRANEAN APPROACH

via Daniel C. Cuevas Interior Design

 2. A NEW ORLEANS VIBE

3. A COTTAGE FEEL

A simple, yet elegant, approach for an exterior — with beautiful light fixtures and a couple of potted plants, this may be the winner.

In a couple of weeks I’ll post the winner plus the before + after photos. Happy Wednesday!

~ Shannon

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You know the saying, “Out of something bad can come something good.” This rang true for my clients in Austin when their home became badly damaged a year ago by torrential rains. Everything that we had rehabbed three years prior was completely destroyed. So, when they asked me back to help fix what had been damaged, I was more than happy to come up with a new design for this wonderful family.

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

The overall interior color of the home was changed to a beautiful warm white. We went with darker floors, a new living room and a completely new kids’ bathroom — but I think I had the most fun in the kitchen.  With the first rehab we needed to work with the existing granite countertops and the original island position. This time, since we had to gut the entire kitchen, we were able to work with a blank canvas. My color palette was simple — a mix of creamy whites, antique brass, rattan and brick.

BEFORE

Below, my inspiration behind the kitchen — brick for the backsplash, paint from Farrow & Ball for the island, a creamy piece of stone for the countertops, as well as my brass bracelet (a stand in for the future hardware).

 If you would like to view the initial post on this Austin project, click here.

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