A complete renovation turned this formerly drab bungalow in the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, into a charming and functional cottage. The design team added a gabled dormer and covering above the front door, as well as a master suite at the rear. The home's style complements the owner's love of gardening, as well as its East Coast locale.
Cottage Side Yard Swimming Pool Surrounded by Concrete Patio and Planted Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs
This swimming pool brings an air of elegance to the cozy cottage feel of this home. The stone home exterior blends down to a concrete patio surrounding the rectangular pool. A border of planted grasses and shrubs adds beautiful natural color, texture and height to decorate the space.
Neutral Cottage Porch Swing With Patterned Pillows
Comfortably nestled under the covered porch, this swing provides a relaxing spot to enjoy the home's outdoor space. Patterned pillows in hues of beige and blue create a splash of color on this cream-colored porch.
Fixer Upper Hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of Karla Griffis' ranch-style cottage home with fresh light-blue paint, unique Chevron-patterned wooden shutters, new natural wood support beams and fresh landscaping.
This comfy cottage has a fantastic front porch with natural branches for spindles and a natural stone walkway that leads around the garden and up the hill to the driveway. The lush forest surrounding the cottage accents the gorgeous stonework and matches the green painted shutters.
Enchanting Cottage Backyard With Paver Patio Walkway, Natural Rock Pond and Cozy Sitting Areas
A paver pathway leads out into the backyard to a sitting area that looks back over a reflective pond. Along the way a sunken fireside patio is separated from the pathway using natural stone steps. Mulched garden areas surround the patio sections giving natural life and color to the design.
Porch Lights, Planters Establish Symmetry and Balance
With identical light fixtures and planters on either side of the door, the front porch exudes symmetry and balance. A window at the end of the hall frames the ocean, transforming a natural feature into a living piece of artwork.
Embrace the aging process. The brown and gray tones of the seasoned logs that Georgia designer Monica Stewart stacked next to this outdoor dining table ties into the patina of the table, without having to repaint or redo the legs to freshen up the look.
This poolscape includes two-tiered entertaining and bathing areas surrounded by a stacked stone retaining wall of blended earth tones. The hillside plantings in the background soften the change in grades. Designer tip: Planting grasses in drifts will create a sense of movement, as they will appear to continuously flow through the garden.