|Bold Palettes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: PattyMara (PattyMaraaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 13:09:56 -0500|
In a message dated 98-10-15 21:30:50 EDT, ZEN [at] iinet.net.au writes: << We chose a bold palette - 4 yellow, 3 terracotta, 2 bluish green, 2 plum, 2 blue - we and the architect were happy. >> Hi Robyn and List, Tierra Nueva (CA central coast) chose a bold palette of terracotta stucco, with trim colors of deep teal green, a wild plum and lapis blue. Our stucco contractor refused to do the terracotta because of the color variations (which to my mind enhances the look). So we reluctantly gave in to choosing from the traditional (boring) stucco colors, and decided on a blush tan. The remaining three colors are painted on as trim colors over large areas of the exterior walls. They are bold and alive and shimmeringly vibrant. Our neighbors were furious when the colors started going up. One neighbor organized a brigade and threatened a lawsuit, because she felt it lowered their property values, being as she described them: "barrio colors". Mind you, this is in Oceano, a predominantly hispanic community with a tiny fringe of upper middle class custom homes. We ignored them, and the furor has dwindled to nothing. I am thinking of painting my tan stucco terracotta so I can have my original vision-adding the complementary color of terracotta to the deep teal, plum and blues. But then I may have to fight the CC&R battle which has a clause in it that the exterior paint is to be maintained by the homeowners association. Sigh. Somehow I'll get my terracotta up. So Bravo! on getting your bold palette through past the brown and tan brigade. You are an inspiration to me to go for the terracotta. boldly, Patty Mara Gourley Where after 10 years of meetings held in bank conference rooms, members houses and places other than our land, we finally had our first business meeting in our common house last night. It was totally illegal (our contractor still has the liability on it until it passes final inspection), and we had to use the Santo key to get in. (Santo is our 9 year old climber who scales the wall, slips in through a transom window, hangs from the light soffit, and opens the door by turning the bar handle with his outsretched foot.) It was wonderful to set up our chairs in a circle and carry on with a meeting. Now to move in the furniture, set up the kitchen, start cooking and get some good smells wafting through, have a rip roaring dance and hang out on the balcony stargazing. All in good time.
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