The Eastlake Style Home

When designing outdoor spaces, consider the curb appeal of your home. In addition to an attractive landscape design and flowers that add color for all seasons,  a well-decorated exterior is part of your outdoor design. If you are looking for a home that is sure to draw a gaze, consider the beautiful Eastlake style.

Eastlake Style Home Famed architect Charles Eastlake wrote Hints on Household Style. Though Eastlake was British, the book was published in Boston. Taking on his namesake, the Eastlake style home was born. These homes feature extensive millwork and colorful designs.

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If you are aspiring to own an Eastlake style right here in New Orleans, here are a few features to look for:

  • Tall windows. Tall windows are characteristic of the Eastlake style. Not only do the windows draw attention to the home itself, but they also provide great lighting and a beautiful architectural feature to enhance your decor.
  • Millwork. The plethora of balusters, corner brackets and spindles used in the Eastlake style are evidence of its creative use of millwork.
  • Shutters. Equally large shutters are visible on the Eastlake home’s tall windows.
  • Color. There are no rules for color in an Eastlake home. The colorful wood decor is among the most prominent features of the Eastlake home.

Would you like more tips for designing your home’s outdoor spaces including helping select paint colors? Contact Susan Currie Design in New Orleans at 888-624-1272.