Colonial Kitchen With Copper Range Hood and Black Cabinets
The combination of black cabinets and copper finishes makes a statement in this kitchen. The cabinets are given a weathered look to reflect the home's colonial style, while the copper hood adds metallic glam to the space.
Depicted by a simple box shape and the large central dormer, this style of colonial home is called the Foursquare. Its full-width porch and low roof with a deep overhang are also in keeping with this post-Victorian design. The simple white and green color scheme ties into the style of the home.
The eyebrow on the roof was used to soften yet distinguish the entrance. Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Playing off the "old" Washington flavor of the Spring Valley home, D&A Dunlevy Landscapers added azaleas and deep-colored pansies to accent the boxwoods bookending the front entry of this stately Washington, DC residence. The entryway has a stone step walk-up and white columns.
Keep a color palette simple while still making it visually compelling by mixing and matching patterns and fabric. In this hallway, the rug and accent pillows liven up the blue, white and neutral scheme.
Exterior: Pristine Georgian Colonial in Greenwich, Conn.
The beautiful eight-bedroom home, minutes from downtown Greenwich, Conn., boasts a symmetrical, rectangular shape and a formal design — hallmarks of the Georgian Colonial style. Stately white columns add sophistication to the exterior.
While the front yard may be small, this home relies on colorful flowering plants to provide a lively outdoor look. Several shrubs and bushes line either side of the entrance, while similar flowers cascade from window boxes and perfectly complement the rust orange shutters.
Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.