Saturday, May 17, 2008

Formal Exteriors

There is something about a formal exterior. There's an undeniable WOW factor. Unlike a cottagy style exterior that invokes a comfortable, casual vibe, the formal exterior announces "notice me!" - with an emphasis on "me." Although I tend to appreciate the more casual, laid back approach, this classic, formal style can make you feel "dressed up" even if you're lounging around in a t-shirt and jeans.
Southern Accents, designer Mark Maresca, photography by Jeff McNamara


Southern Accents, designer Robert Chestnut, photography by Roger Foley
Southern Accents, designer Robert Chestnut, photography by Roger Foley
Southern Accents, designer Donna Hackman, photography by Roger Foley
image via Southern Accents
Exterior of Dallas store

The images below were taken on the East side of Manhattan. If we hadn't been in a hurry I could have taken about 100 more!







Georgetown, Washington, DC

10 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful pictures! I wanted to moved into one of them... just not sure which one! Hmmmmmm... I think I feel a painting coming on.

My Notting Hill said...

So happy a painting might come out of these pics!

Hooked on Houses said...

Gorgeous photos, all. Especially enjoyed the ones you took in Manhattan. -Julia

Robin said...

Each pic better than the last, I could so see myself in the ones of the pink house with the balconies and the pool...

ps -thanks for stopping by my blog

pve design said...

Love giving the outdoors a polished, dressed-up look!
Black planters, wrought iron and elegant touches it is all very doable, where-ever you live!

Kwana said...

These are beautiful. I particularly love the iron work. Dreamy.

corine @ Hidden In France said...

what a post. I love a house that disappears behind greenery.

Pigtown-Design said...

I love taking pictures of random architectural elements. I just pulled over in downtown B-more the other day to shoot a iron bracket.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Lovely post, I linked you with one of the photos you posted. Thanks.

Fifi Flowers said...

I did it! The painting is done! My post tomorrow will be centered around your Georgetown photo... of course with a twist... I painted in a table and two chairs... meet me there we'll have a chat... LOL! ;) Thanks again for the inspiration!

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