More color isn't always the key to beautiful curb appeal. Commonly known as the "lemon house," this bright yellow home was certainly an eyesore. The only lemon that designer John Gidding was willing to keep was the lemon tree in the front yard.
Curb Appeal: The Block designer John Gidding accented the classic Georgian architectural elements to update this California home. However, the blue exterior color adds a more modern touch fitting with the homeowners' style.
Designer John Gidding married two very different architectural styles by adding colorful details to a beige home. Hand-painted tiles, a colorful stained-glass window and bold white trim work emphasize a Spanish eclectic home exterior.
The contrasting brown hues and added trim help to define the front entry. Window moldings and splashes of color in the stair and flower bed tiles bring a sophisticated Spanish flair to the home's appearance.
Adding a functional walkway from the driveway and replacing the wide siding columns with smaller, white columns on the porch give the house the lift it needed. Subtle touches of blue create a refreshing feel to keep this home feeling young at heart.