This gorgeous gate is a perfect aesthetic fit to the surrounding cottage garden as well as a functional entrance for the outdoor space. The distressed finish works with the whimsical look. The green shade allows it to be a focal point while still blending with the general color scheme of the natural hues around it.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
This asymmetrical mantel display has a lively vibe and message. You can find affordable letters at arts and crafts stores to create a word, such as "Joy," or phrase that's meaningful to you and paint the letters in a metallic or any color you wish. This room was designed by Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors as part of home makeovers for families by the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta. The mantel previously held a mishmash of books and frames.
Continuing around the front, designers opted to remove the wood accents of this historic Tudor home in favor of an all-stucco exterior. To incorporate pieces of traditional flair, though, designers added decorative brick around the home's doorway and window arches to embrace the character of this historic home.
In addition to the lush surroundings, a brick retaining wall provides privacy for this elegant backyard retreat. Lattice-inspired masonry and a mounted water fountain add a decorative element to the traditional hardscape.
The gorgeous and unique pattern on this Colonial home in France is an intriguing twist on traditional brick. An ornamental wrought iron gate is the perfect entrance detail decorating the natural gravel driveway and short, weathered-brick walls lining the sidewalk.
Exterior lighting offers a warm glow over the white exterior of this home. Arched doorways add a repeating decorative exterior style including the garage doors and a drive through tunnel. A dark brick driveway creates a contrast to the smooth white look of the home.
A red brick fireplace creates a beautiful focal point in this living room. Neutral furniture provides comfortable seating while a floral area rug adds subtle color. A black wood coffee table serves as a display area for decorative items that complement the room's color palette.