This house had a previously neutral exterior, but the family wanted the exterior of their house to match the traditional cottage look of the interior, so they had cedar shingles added to give the house some color. They also added beefy, Craftsman style trim to really make the angles of the house pop against the dark cedar shingles and the green of the parterre garden.
The landscape of this home with cedar shingle siding emphasizes a natural and pastoral feel through the use of stone and a simple planting palette. A neutral gravel driveway complements the grey tones of the home, while the vibrant green gardens provide a backdrop for the home to stand out from.
A bright white trim works wonders on this two-story home, popping against the warm shingle siding and making the porthole windows stand out. Meanwhile, a smooth travertine walkway gently guides visitors through the front lawn and to the portico that marks the home's main entrance.
Naturally textured elements like the grey, weathered shingles and the tumbled stone emphasize the pastoral feel of the property. The straight bluestone pavers provide a modern order to the entryway, but is softened by the purple, shaggy texture of the lavender.
The lovely blue color of this farmhouse style home shines in the sunshine. Surrounding trees and a grassy front yard frame the house in bright shades of green. White trim and a gray roof cap off the stylish and inviting home.
Should they need a break from their day-to-day, the owners can follow the travertine walkway to this side garden. Here, trimmed hedges, flowering bushes and native plants create an idyllic spot for reflection.
The coastal, pastoral feel of this seaside garden is emphasized with the soft palette of purple and white plants. Lavender and daisies are combined to create a graceful garden against the grey tones of the weathered stone and wood.