At the very least, you’d like to hear some expert opinions. You should seek the same kinds of guides in the matter of home design. David Beaulieu is a garden writer with nearly 20 years experience writing about landscaping and over 10 years experience working in nurseries. At this Mountain Brook, Alabama, home designed by Caroline Gidiere, creeping fig helps tie the stately Georgian painted brick architecture to its lush, verdant landscape. The exterior’s custom paint color is similar to Gray Mist by Benjamin Moore.