Inspiration: Adding a Touch of Color

The wooden fence is an interesting element to a home. Designed to provide privacy and division from the rest of the world, there is often a lot of room for aesthetic improvement--especially for older, worn fences. We've lived in many a home with a beat-up fence but no funds to replace the whole shebang. This image, then, inspires us to take a simple approach to livening up the fenceline...

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Featured in the June 2009 issue of Dwell, this home is lauded for its exceptionally high solar exposure. We love the little splash of color that Architect Peter Kuczia added to the facade, by simply painting eleven fence planks in citrus hues. This gives the otherwise untreated fence, which is really nothing fancy in terms of modern design, a very contemporary appeal. This seems to us to be a great way to add a playful point of interest to an otherwise ordinary fence.

(Images: Tomek Pikula for Dwell June 2009)