Kathy Banak Gives An Exterior New Life

After designing many rooms in the interior of this beautiful Mercer Island home, we stepped outdoors and began to update the exterior. The new paint, landscaping, and garden like setting is truly an oasis- a place that the homeowner’s will be able to find peace and relaxation for years to come.

Exterior Before

Exterior After- Rodda Paints (Main) & Authentic Home’s Champagne on Ice (Trim)

The dramatic transformation of the exterior house and gardens has given a new life to this tired estate.  It was a leap of faith to paint all the natural beams and trim wood here in the Northwest yet my client was determine to lighten it up so it felt more like a English cottage home.  And the Authentic Home Champagne on Ice color was selected to do the trick.  I selected a Steel Blue body color by Rodda Paint and Authentic Home Glacier door color to complement the sculptured garden and lush florals and greens throughout the estate.

Pairing the cool toned paint with the rich Authentic Home trim color brought new life into this otherwise darker space. The existing gazebo area adorns Brown Jordan silver leaf furniture and Maria Flora fabrics for the cushions.  The home and garden is truly a peaceful sanctuary to relax and unwind in after a long day. Kathy’s client’s backyard was in need of color and life so she created a beautiful focal point that she can experience daily from the house.  A row of Yew trees provide a lush backdrop for the garden and new sculpture feature that is soften with variegated dogwoods and rose colored hydrangeas.   Blue stone set in a circular pattern is the foundation for a hand crafted Tulip custom made Fireworks Forge set on a limestone pillar by Haddonstone.