Set off your sculptures in a section of the garden with another sculpture, such as an arbor, pergola, gazebo or trellis. This outdoor room, by garden designer Susanne Hudson, incorporates Gothic-style church windows.
Small, special design elements make a house into a home. This rustic stone sink near a garden is built in an asymmetrical manner, making it look like an element from a centuries-old structure. The round window is unique and cheery.
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.
A decorative stone finish over the lower portion of the walls adds texture and intrigue to neutral exterior appeal. Wood framed windows compliment the warm toned roof shingles. A collection of shrubs hugging the home add natural color and life.
For this open front yard, designers created contoured garden beds that gave the house a greater sense of privacy. Tall grasses act as a screen and still allow light to filter into the home's large front window.
Container gardens throughout Nantucket’s Downtown Historic District adorn the cedar-shake and brick buildings with cheerful color that changes through the seasons. Spring starts with daffodils, honoring the island’s annual Daffodil Festival, held the last weekend of April. Pansies come next, followed by summer annuals, autumn mums and Christmas evergreens. The unpainted cedar shingles are classic Nantucket architecture, aging to graceful shades of silver and gray.