Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HOA Blues (or Grays)

The time has come to paint the exterior of our house.

When we first purchased our home, the peeling and faded colors of the shingled exterior really spoke to me, so I became very reluctant to paint it, going so far as trying to figure out how to stain, seal, and maintain the worn/lived in, my house is a stones throw from the beach, look (more like 10 miles, minor detail).  I fashioned that my house had an Ina Garten-esque East Hampton flair.

via House Beautiful
Speaking of which, you can get lost in Ina Garten's architect, Frank Greenwald's work.

Back to reality... 

Since I don’t actually live in the Hamptons, Cape Cod, or Montauk the HOA is a calling.  I don't have much of a choice since our HOA only allows us to choose color schemes limited to our small development.  

I am picturing a mid-range gray for the shingles.

It's not technically allowed, but I was given a little wink to go ahead with it, and I can go a shade more gray than the approved "greige" color.

And painting our white door and shutters this color.

Farrow & Ball Black Blue No.95
I am still undecided on the exact gray paint color we will use, but one thing is for sure. power washing begins tomorrow...


  1. Hi Kate! Nice to meet you! I just did my Singapore food post. I'm so hungry now! I'm guessing you'd go back? I'll make sure to come back for your Bali pics. Cheers!

  2. When will the "after" pictures be ready of your house!?

  3. Nice to meet you too!! I will definitely check out your Singapore food post. There is nowhere in the US to get the kind of food we had in Singapore, so I am definitely going back :)

    Erin-I will have the after pictures once it's finished, should be sometime next week!

  4. Hi Kate,

    What a beautiful post! I didn't know he was Ina's architect. Thank you for letting me know.

    Have a great day, sweetie.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com