Good news is the dumpster is gone...

Bad news is... I now have to look at this:

Seriously.  Can it get any uglier?  Maybe if you look at the inside.  That sucker is held together by metal plates, piano hinges and the world's most awesome collection of miscellaneous screws.  Let's not even get started on the color.  Now, for those of you who don't know me personally, we've been remodeling our home for over a year.  The entire time, we've had a giant dumpster parked in our driveway.  Last month, our final dumpster was picked up.  After the driver left, I immediately ran outside to survey the damage.  As I gazed down the driveway at the teal beast in front of me, I realized it was time to turn our gaze outward.  Since then, we've removed two huge holly trees and about half the ivy and plantings covering the rockeries.  Neighbors have said this is the first time they've seen the rockery in over a decade (get the picture of where we started?)

I hate to say it, but for the first time in my life, I've discovered a huge gap in my collection of tear sheets.  I have nothing on garage doors!  OK.  Maybe I have one fanciful image of a carriage house, but let's be honest.  This is a mid century home.  I'm not about to start adding hammered iron hardware or "old world charm" into the design plan.

The entrance to our garage is on the side of the house, yet it faces a street.  It would be really nice to add a little drama here.  Sadly, like most of you, the budget will probably dictate restraint, but let's just dream, shall we?

Presidio Heights Residence traditional exterior
Dying over this one!  Fabulous accent color and simple lines.

Exterior contemporary exterior
Love all the dark accents!

House Exterior traditional exterior
Clean and simple

Strelein Warehouse modern exterior
And one more just for fun...

xo, k

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