Our dear friend Bregan needs a porch makeover.
The artist behind Maiden America Studio recently picked our brains with her challenge. She had a very interesting question indeed.
Dear Teot, Can I paint the exterior of my home, inside my porch, a different color from the rest of the exterior?
Here is a look at Bregan’s sweet little porch on her Wimberley, TX ranch cabin. (And by ranch, I mean 10 fenced-in acres, not a midcentury style residential architecture.)
The architecture of the home is actually a bit cabinesque, clad in a brown painted cedar paneling with matching window frames and gutters.
Another look at the interior of the screened in porch shows just why the room might need and want a little color on the walls. It does make sense to me why she might feel compelled to paint the entire room out, without painting the entire exterior of the home, but I’m no expert on the rules.
So, I sent the question over to Sarah, here is her response:
I’m fairly sure we can NOT paint the inside of the porch a different color than the rest of the exterior…but we can paint the ceiling, and I think we can paint the entry door and the floor.
And then she attached this jaw dropping image.
If only all of Bregan’s brown were this moody blackish blue.
I loved that picture so much, that I started to think maybe Bregan should paint her entire house a dark slate. I showed her the Lauren Liess contemporary home makeover.
but Bregan said she might actually prefer the brown…
So, we are on a fact finding mission, and an inspiration hunt when it comes to this porch decor conundrum. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Here is a little QnA for some more intel.
Have a Design Dilemma? We’ll work it out with you. Just holler at us.
Email Sarah at theestateofthings.com!
Subject: DEAR TEOT