In the backyard of a garden apartment, designer Elizabeth S. Vaughan worked to add personality, using items that are easy to take along in a move. “Clients love when we add garden oddities like the bronze rabbit lantern on the steps,” she says. Note, also, the varied container plantings and color-coordinated chair cushions and umbrella.
Dark brown window molding and mullion details stand out against the home's cream-colored exterior. The lower portion of the home is faced in red brick, adding depth and visual interest to the front of the house. A set of small concrete stairs leads to a caramel-colored wood front door.
The posh penthouse is at the top of this distinguished apartment building in New York City's Nolita neighborhood. The exterior, designed by architects Roman & Williams, features red brick with cornices and 7-foot high wood windows painted crisp black.
Red brick steps provide contrast to the bright white home exterior. The porch features a wood front door with a large window, and a blue-painted porch ceiling. Blue porch ceilings are a Southern tradition that supposedly help keep bugs away.