I've always been enamored with all things inside the house, so it surprises me that I've been so devoted lately to exteriors. My Outside board on Pinterest started out as a measly little thing, but has grown to gigantic proportions: 351 pins to date. Only my kitchen board tops that.
I really ought to separate it into more specific categories like Gardens, Porches, Architecture, etc. But until then, I've combed through a huge number of pins for this post. It's only recently that I've noticed I've been pinning an awful lot of houses with board and batten siding.
I see board and batten a lot in Northern California. Here, the ranch house reigns in the newer (read: post 1940s) communities. Love it paired with a metal roof, like in this photo of a newly built Sonoma ranch house. This is architecture done right.
Kelley of The Polished Pebble has white painted board and batten on the exterior of her Southern California house, as seen here in Country Living.
Here is an example of board and batten paired with a shingled roof.
And another shingled roof. Board and batten is simple enough, that with traditional black shutters, it still pairs well this rustic table and chairs.
Board and batten siding looks great in other colors too:
|black with white trim|
|dark green with white trim|
Even various shades of grey.
So there you have it. A little taste of my board and batten heaven. :)
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