Lately, though I've been wanting something lighter in color. As we remodeled the kitchen 2 years ago, I discovered the original colors of the home was white and sage trim. Now, I'm not a purist in the sense that I feel I have to get back to the original colors, but it was inspirational to me. And since the paint is already peeling from the paint job two years ago (sad to say but finding good painters is hard!) I've tempted to do something similar to the guest cottage below to give the house a more coastal look.
What I'm stumped on is how to handle the upside down picket fence design on the 2nd floor. Do I paint it white and paint the little circles/triangles sage? And how can I add shingles to the house without ruining the Carpenter/Gothic style of the home?