Designer Lisa Furey's challenge was to design and build a 690-square-foot low country cottage that would include a kitchen, laundry area, bedroom and workspace as well as outdoor space. Board and batten siding, a standing seam metal roof and board and batten composite shutters — all weather-proof choices — give the exterior a farmhouse feel.
Cruise along the gravel driveway that leads up to this pretty Tudor-style cottage. The home’s dark green shutters, stone and shingle siding give the place fairy-tale like feel Mature landscaping and stone hardscaping give the large front yard a park-like feel.
Chip and Joanna raised the profile of an ordinary red-brick home in a quiet Waco neighborhood, giving it this bright, updated exterior as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. The extended front porch is painted a crisp gray and the shutters are black. The gray stone chimney blends well with the soft color palette. A streetlamp and wooden window boxes finish off the details of the exterior.
Using shutters for window treatments gave the clients privacy while adding a more architectural element to the living space. The great thing about the lightweight chairs is that they are easy to pick up and move around the small space. Whether it's in the living area or additional seating at the dining table, these small chairs are functional and look fantastic. An old crate serves as a decorative place for toys.
Rollin's uniform garden colors of green and white are beautifully set off by the tailored lines of her home. Rollins put her own design stamp on the home when she bought it by painting its red brick a crisp white which contrasts with the dark navy, almost black shutters she added. Brick edging and a line of boxwoods provide precision and delineated edging for her garden beds.
This living room allows the best of both worlds: let in all the natural light you want or retreat to a private slumber. The folding shutter doors makes this possible and adds charm to the room while the cozy seating allows for plenty of room for guests. The rich green couch highlights the distemper inspired green walls while the pink in the throw pillows highlights the rug.
The natural textures of this home create a lovely understated country design. A mulched yard and rock walls add natural texture. Red siding sections and blue shutters and door add pops of color. The polished wood of the entryway serves as the focal point with a rock bed and concrete walkway leading to it.
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing living room was dark and closed off due to the old blinds and plastic green shutters on all the windows. After the renovations, the living room now features a brighter gray paint color, an updated hand built fireplace mantle built by host Ben Napier and new furnishings including a commisioned piece of art by beloved local artist, Mandy Buchanan.
Pool decking becomes the countertop as it flows into the pool house. A bench spans the width of the pool. The three arches house both screens and shutters. To deal with drainage into the building, there's a strip drain system along the perimeter of the floor. Water drains by gravity into the landscape on the north side of the pool house. The sunken design creates challenges but it unifies the pool and indoor areas seamlessly.
This master bathroom showcases the stunning ocean views by integrating windows, sliding doors and shutters into the available wall space around the room. A spacious shower even connects to the oceanfront patio, making it feel alfresco. To create this contemporary coastal look, designer Bruce Palmer uses copper, reclaimed wood and more modern pieces to form a resort-esque retreat. Design by Bruce Palmer. Construction by Dewson Construction Company. Architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss, PA. Photography by John Jenkins
The client already had these walls painted pale blue when designer Robin Callan took over the design. "Light blues can sometimes feel very nursery-like," Robin says, "so I wanted to bring in some darker colors to make sure the room felt like a mature space. When I found the pillows on the bed, they inspired the rest of the palette." The plantation shutters and navy curtains add an extra grown-up punch.
The front porch of Rollins' bedroom wing features tailored console skirts in the theme of white and dark navy and the accompanying mirrors with a lattice frame complement the lattice motif in the rest of the garden. Rollins points out that the color she has chosen for her home's shutters is purposeful. "You can't tell if it's black or navy. It's a little softer than black," but the color offers stunning contrast to the home's painted white brick.
The poolhouse features a sunken design, which gives a different perspective of the landscape, as well as heightened connectivity between activities.The poolhouse has all the comforts of home: an outdoor TV, wood burning fireplace, bathroom/changing room, storage room, full fridge and a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutters drop down with a push of a button to provide protection on a stormy night or keep the sun out in the late afternoon. The three main arches facing the pool have screens as well to block the sun and reduce wind.