The Revival of the Colonial Style
Louvered Colonial Shutters are perfect for many different styles of home and especially great for New England-style Colonial
home. If you would like an inspiration for these shutters—take a look at the Isaac Bell Jr. House in Newport, RI. It was built
in the late 1800s. The particular architecture style that is called the Shingle Style; the style looks back onto the "Old English"
and the Tudor Styles.
The Colonial style is not only incredibly beautiful, but it also carries a very proud and tradition and a special place in history.
A group of Puritans were the ones who founded Newport—due to the many faiths that came together. The sense of acceptance and
togetherness is what made them successful in their life endeavors. When the Revolution began, it is no surprise that the Newporters
were good and ready to overthrow the British. After the war though, the Newporters suffered a bit of an economic crisis when in the 1840s
it became a very desirable summertime resort for the rich southerners, then the wealthy-furniture traders who made money off the China
trade, then finally—the wealthy barons moved to Newport.
Simple and Elegant Shutters
The houses were nicknamed "summer cottages" which was a gross misnomer due to the fact that these were beautifully lavish homes.
Isaac Bell Jr., for example, was an investor and a cotton broker who commissioned a New York firm (McKim, Mead, and White) to design
him a house that would be appropriate for balls and dinner parties that would be held in the house. At the time, making a Shingle Style
home was considered innovative and ground-breaking. It has since become a comfortable and inviting style—there is no reason why you
would not want your friends and family be drawn to your home because of the comfort that it exudes.
The Colonial Revival style features the Louvered Colonial-style shutters. You can bring a more colonial-inspired flare to the outside
of your home—it is simple, elegant, and it can complement many variations of the New England architecture styles, as well as almost any
other style. These shutters are the classic New England shutters and are available in any color that you would think would suit your home
and your taste.
Colonial Shutters for You
The outside of your home should reflect the beauty of the inside of your home. Shutters are a very import part of the home's exterior—many
almost forget about the outside. Some neglect that importance by going for low quality shutters, or non-functional shutters. The outcome
is predictable: they look silly and they can quickly crack under the changing weather conditions due to the constant shrinking and swelling.
Nothing comes close to the quality of our shutters.
Our shutters are made from about 90% wood with other materials that are used by the boat and car companies. You can use them for decorative
purposes, but never forget that they are fully functional.
The Colonial style is all about the simple details—it sounds like a contradiction, but what it means is that the home needs details, but that
does not mean that you have to go overboard with accessorizing the home. That is why the Louvered Colonial shutters would be a perfect choice