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Quaint Cottage Backyard Swimming Pool With Surrounding Stone Wall, Planted Border and Small Covered Shed
A small brick shed with pointed roof is built into the stone wall surrounding this cozy, cottage backyard swimming pool. A planted border hugs the inside of the wall adding natural color and texture to decorate the space.
Decorated Outdoor Bar Table with Champagne Bucket and Flowers
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
A step outside the blue French doors leads to the front patio at this California beach home. White cushioned swivel chairs and a built-in corner bench surround the ground-level fire pit, and a large dining table with wire chairs creates an outdoor dining space. Plants border the yard, adding natural life and color.
This cottage style landscape perfectly compliments the stately architecture with dramatic but tranquil flare. Every nook and corner in the landscape was a perfect opportunity to create a creative landscape vignette.
The exterior facade of this charming coastal cottage was previously a drab, shingled brown. During the whole-house renovation, the designers reconfigured the exterior and lightened the color of the formerly dark green trim, embracing the region's prevailing architectural style and taking maximum advantage of its lush, wooded lot. A sunny brick patio offers a perfect spot for morning coffee.
Cottage Front Yard With Pergola And Spherical Wooden Yard Art
A flowering, shrubby vine grows up the pergola to eventually provide full shade over the front porch. The spherical yard decoration made of driftwood is representative of the home's owners appreciation for art, which is evidenced by numerous collected pieces displayed throughout the house.
The interior of this home was designed to feel like a re-creation of a darling bungalow in Napa Valley, Calif. A white, gray and black color palette is a perfect choice for the outside of the home to brighten, enlarge and homogenize its external elements.
Make a nod to your home's environment with a color palette that matches its surroundings but still packs curb appeal. This traditional home's soft pine green base pops with an accent of sky blue and an understated creamy white door.