As seen on Home Town, the existing exterior of the Carson house was lost on the street with plain white siding and few distinguishing features. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS house now features a new copper roof entry portico, cedar window boxes to highlight the painted blue wood windows, new wood shutters, and a fir wood door. Host Ben Napier custom built the new working blue wood shutters.
Symmetry is key for this colonial-inspired home exterior. Tall twin shrubs and sage-green shutters flank four windows, balancing the front of the home. An off-white portico and front door, painted the same color as the house, blend with the siding's color for subtle definition.
Brick flooring grounds this light, neutral front porch design. White columns support the porch cover and keep the space open to the surroundings. Black planters match the black window shutters and red accent pieces add a final touch of color.
Oversized windows framed in plantation shutters are a playful alternative to a conventional headboard. The open framing of the iron bed keeps the view unobstructed yet still offers enough weight to visually ground this master bedroom.
Ceiling blinds shade this small back porch illuminated by the natural light from the windows. A black wood floor provides a pleasing contrast to the bright white walls of the enclosure. Mounted planters create a green wall adding life and decoration to the small space.
To freshen up the exterior, existing garage doors and the home's foundation were painted dark gray. Gray shutters are another layer of charm and window boxes and planters bring a pop of color and life.
With windows this tall and dramatic, all you really need is a frame. These shutters allow the light to flood in. Place darker furniture like this glossy black table and gray chairs closer to the light (and white walls) to maintain that airy feeling.
A trio of windows are covered with bamboo blinds and framed with neutral curtains for full control of the natural light let into the room. A white sofa, white chaise and pair of chairs face in toward a leather trunk coffee table to create the sitting area. A square patterned rug decorates the black wood floor.
The windows are covered with bamboo blinds and framed with neutral curtains for full control of natural light let into this parlor space. A white sofa, white chaise and pair of traditional chairs face toward a leather trunk coffee table. A black wood floor creates a contrast against the white walls.
A window seat doubles as a cozy spot to read and a place to store toys thanks to removable storage bins below. White plantation shutters and a menswear-patterned, pinstripe Roman shade keep the kid-friendly nook sophisticated and stylish.