Porch Lights, Planters Establish Symmetry and Balance
With identical light fixtures and planters on either side of the door, the front porch exudes symmetry and balance. A window at the end of the hall frames the ocean, transforming a natural feature into a living piece of artwork.
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.
Quaint Cottage-Style Home Exterior With Beautiful Landscaping
After: A brick path was laid in three different levels with the lowest level at the yard's gate, the middle level at the seating area and the upper level near the entryway. To save money, the window sashes were painted a bold red that popped against the existing house color.
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.
Fixer Upper Hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of Karla Griffis' ranch-style cottage home with fresh light-blue paint, unique Chevron-patterned wooden shutters, new natural wood support beams and fresh landscaping.
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.