These old cottages make me think of two sisters, one outgoing with a big personality. The other more conservative and prim. Both vying for attention in their own way.
One is bright purple and has masses of flowers tumbling out onto the pavement in a riot of colour. Flowers and plants is their business so that makes sense.
However right beside it is Carey & Co. Very stylish, very restrained. Low key colours and details picked out in a tasteful darker tone. Lavender and little daisies fall about within the white iron railing and a little brick pathway invites you to enter.
I often see personalities in buildings, and these two certainly have that.