Look!: AT Europe London - Painting the House Black

Look!: AT Europe London - Painting the House Black

Kristin Hohenadel
Jan 30, 2008


Last week on my way to Lillie Road for a little antique-shopping with a friend, we passed by rows and rows of Victorians in southwest London. But one house was not like the others...

The owners of one house had decided to take the Victorian fancy for black and apply it to the exterior, painting the whole house in a matte shade of black. With glossy bright white trim to set it off and a shocking pink door to add a little cheek to the enterprise, it was a house with personality wedged between a classic brick and a demure flesh-colored number. On a gray afternoon it stood out from the crowd and won us over. So what do you think? Would you paint your house black?

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com

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