Dream Home: A Crisp Cedar Shaker in Michigan

I am excited for today’s dream home tour! There are so many beautiful homes in so many different places and we love to check them out. You are going to fall for this beautiful dark exterior with crisp contrasting trim and its fresh white interior with classic appeal.

Design: Petrucci Homes
Photo: Martin Vecchio Photography



This exterior has mega curb appeal. We love how clean the crisp white trim looks against the dark cedar shake. One of the best reasons for going with a dark exterior is it creates a dramatic backdrop for vibrant green landscaping. Here, the lush green not only surrounds the house, but also welcomes guests with pretty planters. We are adding these pink flowering Mandevilla vines to our fave front porch planter looks.


The white paneled entry welcomes with organic layers–natural fiber rugs, wood console table, iron sconces, and a peek at the flagstone fireplace in the living room.


The white farmhouse-style kitchen is fresh and inviting. The paneled ceiling and glossy subway tile backsplash add texture, while black frame windows, a trio of dark globe pendants (on SALE!), and a sooty black door add contrast.


The two dining areas both pair amazing lighting with rustic wood tables and light chairs. Mixing up the materials and color of your dining table and chairs is a styling tip for creating a fresh layered modern look.



This informal living room shows off two major design trends of the past year, rustic wood beams and black frame windows and doors. We took a look at this last trend in Q + A: Black or White Windows? The rustic details create a warm relaxed vibe as do the bright white slipcovered chairs.


Wood look tile in the bathroom continues the warm rustic vibe but the space stays crisp with marble counters and white custom cabinetry.



Love the drama of this black and white mudroom with paneling on the walls and cement tile.



Such a pretty home! If you love inspiring home design, check out the rest of our dream home series. You’ll love this Charming White Cottage in Charlotte, this Beach House Beauty in South Carolina and this Modern Farmhouse Gem.

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