Beth Dana Design took on an extensive remodel with this early 1900s Santa Barbara farmhouse. The turquoise front door provides a jolt of color on the porch, which has barn-style lighting, a metal bin overflowing with firewood and a galvanized planter. Architectural elements include board and batten siding and a bead board ceiling.
The turquoise ceiling on this covered deck is as refreshing as the swimming pool at the HGTV Smart Home 2013. Tall planters also don the coastal hue, a nod to the home's location in Jacksonville, Fla. The deck extends to a poolside patio with a relaxing lounge chair.
When you’re dreaming of green acres but living with the reality of a small terrace, consider using vertical spaces like walls or railings for plantings. Here, Guido Keller of Lotus Gardenscape used a custom-made wall planter by Ore to create a vertical garden. The client chose a brightly patterned rug and simple furnishings to complete the inviting effect.
A metal roof supported by white columns provides some covered deck space, offering plenty of shade across the deck. A small swimming pool, adjacent dining area and outdoor kitchen provide a luxurious entertaining space. Pops of bright blue in the lounge chairs, ceramic planters and dining table linens are reminiscent of the blue ocean waters, which inspire this Florida home.
Concrete tiles act as stepping stones leading down the side of this home into the backyard. Mulched planters create garden-like spaces in the landscaping. A rock and wood retaining wall features built-in bench seating at the bottom, softened with green and turquoise throw pillows.