Classy, Traditional Home Exterior With Flower Bed Palm Trees and Light Brick Driveway
The pale yellow exterior of this home gives it a sweet and timeless appeal. Black shutters offer a contrast to the light wall coloring. A beautifully landscaped lawn is decorated with flower beds circling tall palms framing the light brick driveway.
Craftsman Home Exterior With Front Yard Rock Bed, Concrete Walkway and Green Siding
Chocolate brown trim frames the green siding of this craftsman home creating a woodsy color scheme. A concrete walkway travels through the front yard to steps leading to the covered front porch and entryway. A rock bed running parallel to the walkway gives the front yard an intriguing element and adds rough texture to the natural calm of the space.
Airy, Bright Contemporary Bedroom With Bright Green Accents, Gold Details and Desk Work Space
A white geometric headboard gives a subtle, decorative support behind the clean, white bed linens. Green table lamps, thick green stripes on the curtains, and a green rug compliment the small green details in the bed covers for a fresh accent to liven the room. Gold decorative pieces and a gold lamp add a metallic flair. A modern desk chair and white desk create a home office work space.
The southwestern home with stucco exterior walls and terracotta roof tiles seamlessly blend the indoors and out. The living room opens up to a welcoming patio, complete with inset flower beds full of color.
The exterior of this home is the definition of modern with its sleek design and wooden accents. The linear architecture is echoed in the landscaping with the rectangular pavers leading to the front porch and the squared edges of the flower beds.
Bold Patio Sitting Area With Brown Wicker Furniture
This poolside sitting area features a brown wicker sofa and table with lime green cushions and bright throw pillows. Neutral Terrazzo tiles a used throughout the patio space, while a red flower wall hanging is positioned against the ocean-like blue stucco home exterior for a lively finishing touch.
In the back of the home, a private driveway leads into an attached garage with elegant wood doors. Raised flower beds set into large, stone retaining walls give the exterior of the space color and an elegantly manicured look. The two raised beds break at a wrought iron gate that opens to reveal the private courtyard that leads into the home from the rear.
Sleek facade, warm wood and lots of glass combine for a chic, modern home in Fort Lauderdale. Flower beds full of colorful plants and green foilage mix with tall palm trees and a lush front lawn to create stunning curb appeal.
The exterior roofline creates a gabled ceiling in the master bedroom of HGTV Green Home 2010, punctuated by bold colors and feminine touches. The four-poster bed, which carpenter David Brown crafted from old doors purchased at Habitat for Humanity, is dressed in a collection of mod pillows and organic cotton sateen sheets, block-printed by hand.
The owners of this 1918 Craftsman home wanted a front yard and porch that would be instantly welcoming. The original exterior's green stucco was switched out to navy blue siding that paired handsomely with the home's cream-colored trim. For a cohesive look from yard to porch, designers used planters painted the same pale gray as the chairs and porch floor. Chairs, faux tile floor and flower pot paint color: Sherwin Williams Silver Plate
This kitchen and breakfast room from Meredith McBrearty Interiors illustrates a simple lesson of holiday decor: you don't have to privilege the usual red and green or even silver and gold decor. A fresh clean palette of white and the unexpected detail of single flower stems tucked into bud vases is just the kind of festive touch that makes every surface and nook of your home holiday-ready.
Get that elusive deep blue hue gardeners crave with drifts of ‘Blue Heron’ corydalis (Corydalis curviflora var. rosthornii). Red stems contrast prettily with blooms and blue-green leaves. Plants grow 8 inches tall by 10 inches wide. For best results, give ‘Blue Heron’ a spot in part to full shade with consistently moist soil. Watch for blooms from late spring to midsummer. In cool regions, flowers can appear all summer, although plants may go dormant with hot, dry conditions. Other corydalis varieties offer yellow blooms or gold leaves. Hardy in Zones 6-8.
Shady Corner Rain Garden
Site rain gardens wherever they fit best in your yard, as long as it’s at least 5 to 10 feet away from your home’s foundation. Ideally, try to locate it in a spot where it will collect rain water runoff from nearby hard surfaces, like the walkways surrounding this corner garden. Rain gardens work in sunny or shady spots, like this one. Shade-loving plants including Japanese blood grass, red-flowered crocosmia, the feathery blooms of red astilbe and green arrowhead plant adapt readily to the fluctuating moisture of a rain garden and ensure season-long interest.