Spring has arrived in D.C …. finally. Headed across the river to Georgetown this morning for an exterior consult. I have lots of work in the historic districts of Old Town and D.C.- mostly townhouses. I’ve always loved the idea of tightly designed little spaces. That is what you get with city townhouses…the canvas of an exterior is relatively small. The landscape here is somewhat conservative, dignified and restrained. Natural brick, off-whites and neutrals reign with pops of “color” expressed on a tiny scale. A small cluster of brilliant pink tulips against a putty gray exterior; a high gloss navy door and crisp white trim on brick; a tiny side gate painted a sunny yellow… powerful in context.