Cozy Country Cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
This beautiful country cottage has been renovated to include a warm color palette that plays on the warm, California sunshine let in by skylights and expansive multi-pane windows and French doors. The ceilings are high pitched and feature exposed beams, creating the cozy cottage feel in this just over 2000 square foot home.
Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.
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.
California Beach Cottage Features Large Front Patio
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
This courtyard started out with the very interesting style of the arbor, which was made famous by architects Greene & Greene. Set in the Sierra Foothills, the landscape is made equally interesting with flagstone and Irish moss, potato vines and a diverse selection of lime and gray-colored low perennials.
Vibrant Cottage Yard With Natural Rock Wall and Plush Mix of Flowering Plants and Shrubs
A mix of flowering plants and shaped shrubs create beautiful levels and textures to decorate the natural stone yard in this cottage yard. The blooms add soft color shining against the vivid green grass.
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.