I have a lot, and I mean a lot of projects that I want to tackle on our exterior. At almost 30 weeks pregnant, I am running out of steam, especially for big jobs like staining our two story wrap around deck. This summer is all about the little things. I started with our front porch. There are still things I want to do here, don’t look too close at the stairs. But I removed the dated corbels, added some modern elements and pops of black to update this grey, 80’s porch. There will always be more to do, but loving the direction things are headed.
It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Michigan and despite my list of projects inside the house, I am itching to turn my focus outdoors. Since we moved in in November, we have not touched the outside. I started gathering some inspo to deck our our front porch and bring in some modern charm. Greenery, concrete planters, modern house numbers, a cute door mat and a killer light are the essentials for a modern porch. Scroll down to see my favorite images.
SHOP THE LOOK
Like most of you, we are still holding on to the all-white-everything stage we’ve been going through for the last few years, but it’s nice to see the pendulum start swinging and new, fresh colors emerge. As it pertains to exteriors, we are loving the dark trend we’ve been seeing all over Instagram and Pinterest. The colors range from midtone greys, to charcoal with blue undertones, to true black and even a deep deep olive green. For a classic look the white trim is a perfect choice, but we also love the way warm wood doors and trim pop of the dark ground.
Here are ten dark exteriors we are swooning over!