Sunset lighting beautifully highlights the smooth, warm tone wood exterior of this home. The architecture shape, roof overhangs and large untreated windows perfectly embody the modern style. Planted shrubs frame a walkway leading to the porch.
This entry stands out with ironwork railings that delineate the property from the sidewalk. The ironwork is softened with traditional plants such as boxwood borders and fragrant evergreen plants like Rosemary, which gives a welcoming feeling and a sense of arrival to the front entry of the home. The front door is treated with Baroque seeded glass, which serves two purposes- to let light in and to create more of a sense of privacy than a clear glass would.
You can create a private backyard oasis with a design like this one from MOSAIC Group which includes a spa pool, courtyard, built-in chimney/grill area and dual purpose pressure-treated pine deck. PTP decks have a light hue when first installed but will turn gray with weathering and sun exposure over time. To maintain the original color, you can use semi-transparent stains, opaque stains or transparent sealers on PTP.
The kitchen, has a cheerful and airy French Provencal appeal with woodwork treated in a combination of pale blue and wood stain. A rustic metal chandelier over the kitchen island and wide-plank wood floors complete the feel of the countryside.
The main living area of this beach house has an open concept layout, so residents are treated to ocean views from anywhere in the room. The exposed beams are made from antique reclaimed wood; the floors are rough hewn European oak.
From any of the four bedrooms in this private villa, you're treated to incredible ocean views thanks to open walls and multiple outdoor spaces. The interior takes its design cue from its natural surroundings, featuring warm wood and fresh white accents.
Keep extra firewood dry and clutter free in this cute English Garden Firewood Storage Shed from Overstock.com. Made from pressure-treated timber, the unit features a top shelf for sticks or wood chips.
Mint green walls encompass the laminate flooring, wood-treated dresser, metallic wall hangings and neutral bed with layered throw pillows of this country bedroom. The soothing color scheme and plush, layered bedding create the perfect feel for this cozy bedroom.
Thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited wooden homes in the world, this stunning Faroe Islands, Denmark home demonstrates that black home facades are not a recent phenomenon. Dated to the 11th century, the "King's Farm" home's black color comes from wood treated with a tar mixture and is featured in the impressive Phaidon publication Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
A long window seat bench is decorated with a mix of throw pillows featuring blush patterned and bright blue patterned pillows for a pop of color. Bamboo chairs with matching blush cushions fill the remaining sides of the wood dining table. The window panels are treated with roman shades and a patterned valence.
The freestanding bathtub in this luxurious bathroom offers a second-floor view into the trees, and the window treatment closes from the bottom up to create privacy without blocking the view. The warm wood floor has been treated numerous times with penetrating oils and sealers so it will hold its shape and color in wet conditions.
Among the hallmarks of loft spaces are their size and the visibility of materials that might otherwise be hidden or treated to a smooth finish: metal pipes and ductwork and well-worn wood flooring, for example. Architect May Sung explains how she used these elements to loft-style look: “In this kitchen, we utilized proportion and texture to create interest to the space. The texture of the reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to the industrial element of the table legs created warmth and coziness, emphasized by the over-scaled ceiling pendant.”
Trios of various-sized wreaths can be used to create snowman yard sculptures, too. To create this look you'll need three wreaths slightly ranging in diameter as well as a wooden stake on which to attach them. First, have 1x2-inch pressure-treated lumber cut approximately eight inches longer than the finished height of the three stacked wreaths. Stake the lumber into the ground using a rubber mallet or hammer, then secure each of the wreaths to the lumber using a drill and exterior screws. Place each wreath onto each screw, then dress up the snowman with accessories to achieve a festive, holiday look.