• After: Adorable Abode

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Adorable Abode

    Designer John Gidding married two very different architectural styles by adding colorful details to a beige home. Hand-painted tiles, a colorful stained-glass window and bold white trim work…   See the Image

  • Before: A Blank Slate

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: A Blank Slate

    Often referred to as the "haunted house" of the block, this corner home served as a prime spot for Halloween gatherings. Designer John Gidding was determined to keep the integrity of the Queen Anne…   See the Image

  • After: Beauty in Blue

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Beauty in Blue

    Incorporating seven colors into the home's exterior, Gidding also personalized the landscaping with two pathways in the shape of the number five to symbolize the homeowners' five children.   See the Image

  • Before: Barren Box

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Barren Box

    When medical issues took precedence, this home's curb appeal was left to fend for itself. Designer John Gidding was eager to renovate this bland and boring home exterior with a big dose of…   See the Image

  • After: Contemporary Cool

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Contemporary Cool

    Architectural elements with brick give this house eye-catching drama. A solid front door, geometric stone pathway and large window framing emphasize the contemporary style.   See the Image

  • Before: Hillside Hovel

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Hillside Hovel

    This home's monochromatic color scheme and dingy porch area made it look dated and tattered. Designer John Gidding was determined to add color and splendor to match the home's stunning hillside…   See the Image

  • After: Modern Marvel

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Modern Marvel

    John Gidding added a complete new facade with wood slat details to modernize the home exterior. A bright blue front door makes the entryway pop to separate it from the large, functional front porch…   See the Image

  • Before: Bright Blunder

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Bright Blunder

    More color isn't always the key to beautiful curb appeal. Commonly known as the "lemon house," this bright yellow home was certainly an eyesore. The only lemon that designer John Gidding was willing…   See the Image

  • After: Craftsman Keeper

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Craftsman Keeper

    This home is full of Craftsman charm with the addition of cedar shaker shingles and new color definition. John Gidding even enlisted the homeowner's help in crafting the new metal railing, which adds…   See the Image

  • Before: Alameda Eyesore

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Alameda, CA

    While the town of Alameda, Calif., is known for its historic Victorian homes, this is one house they aren't proud to show off. The dirty exterior and skimpy stair railing makes this home appear…   See the Image