A complete renovation turned this formerly drab bungalow in the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, into a charming and functional cottage. The design team added a gabled dormer and covering above the front door, as well as a master suite at the rear. The home's style complements the owner's love of gardening, as well as its East Coast locale.
HGTV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created this spacious and updated take on a cottage style home, with European influences, wood accents, a deep front porch, a large dormer and lots of room inside. The exterior mixes cream colored stucco with shutters painted in sage green. Other exterior highlights include gas-lantern sconces, a pergola-style trellis over the garage doors and landscaping that includes climbing jasmine.
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.
Enchanting Cottage Backyard With Paver Patio Walkway, Natural Rock Pond and Cozy Sitting Areas
A paver pathway leads out into the backyard to a sitting area that looks back over a reflective pond. Along the way a sunken fireside patio is separated from the pathway using natural stone steps. Mulched garden areas surround the patio sections giving natural life and color to the design.
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.
Vibrant Cottage Yard With Natural Rock Wall and Plush Mix of Flowering Plants and Shrubs
A mix of flowering plants and shaped shrubs create beautiful levels and textures to decorate the natural stone yard in this cottage yard. The blooms add soft color shining against the vivid green grass.
Decorated Metal and Stone Outdoor Dining Table with Oversized Pillows, Greenery and Vases
Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
Exterior View of Cottage With White Trim and Full Length Windows
An exterior shot of this tiny slice of paradise showcases the floor-to-ceiling windows and the front door trimmed in white. Semicircular planted areas feature short shrubs that add appeal without taking over the exterior of the house. The black paint is a bold finish against the lush, natural surroundings.
This poolscape includes two-tiered entertaining and bathing areas surrounded by a stacked stone retaining wall of blended earth tones. The hillside plantings in the background soften the change in grades. Designer tip: Planting grasses in drifts will create a sense of movement, as they will appear to continuously flow through the garden.