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Work in Progress

March 8, 2011

Thought I’d share a local project I’ve been working on in Baton Rouge.  It’s a rare treat to consult locally since the majority of my business is out of state. I have often admired this big old stucco house in the Garden District, so I was thrilled when I was asked to help select (& create) paint colors for it.

 

The house before painting started.

It has been many years since it had been painted a light pink/peach. The homeowners had only painted a few accent doors a blue, much like our vibrant “Mykonos Blue”.

The owner’s wanted to keep the blue accents and bring it back to it’s glory days like in the old photo they gave me below:

As you can see, the privacy wall was added later. We love the awnings & shutters and plan to add them back.

Coming up with a stucco color to work with the blue accents, the original old red tile roof and the red tiles around the pool was a little tricky. It needed to be orange enough to compliment the blue but brown enough so that it wouldn’t clash with the red tile roof.

Initial test of new stucco color on pool cabana

I love this color we created because it looks like clay. Here’s a photo (below) of the privacy wall:

 

As you can see, this will be quite a transformation!

Trim will be in our “Snow” and there’s 3,000 square feet of porch ceiling off of the pool that will be painted a custom, light, sky blue. It won’t be too much longer since Arthur Barras of  Custom Made in Baton Rouge (custommadebr@gmail.com) is working right through today’s Mardi Gras holiday!  By the way, Arthur is quite “the find” if  you are in the Baton Rouge area!

Happy Mardi Gras!

(More to come on this project soon!)

www.ellenkennon.com

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