You've got to love a front porch where you can not only sit but you can lounge. This farmhouse boasts an impressive line-up of comfy chaise lounge chairs. While the black and white color palette and charming details of the house may draw you in, it's these chairs and fantastic view of the lake that make you never want to leave.
A wood fence not only separates the meadow from the rest of the home, but also furthers the sense of being in the country. Thanks to its earthy hues, the piece pairs beautifully with shrubs and other plants, too.
Take the do-it-yourself approach with a weather-proof paper wreath. To make this, you'll need to pick up a foam or wire wreath form, weather-proof paper, acrylic paint or spray paint in two colors, and adhesive dots. Fold the weather-proof paper onto itself creating a conical. Use a bead of hot glue to keep each conical held together, then glue it in place on the wreath form. Add texture and shape by placing adhesive dots on the conicals, then use the spray paint to create an ombre effect with two shades of the same color. This can also be done by hand with a paint brush and acrylic paint.
Historic English Country Manor with Breathtaking Views
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
Sunny Cosed Back Porch With Wall Mounted Plants, Black Wood Floor and Ceiling Window Blinds
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.
Holidays are meant for gathering with friends and family, so it's best to create a festive look that appeals to adults and children. Playful touches were brought to the front porch with large-scale, hand-carved toys that add a vibe reminiscent of scenes from The Nutcracker.
Before: A gravel driveway leads to an old lodge-style home with dormers and an unappealing skylight. The rocking chairs and a few container plants try to make the home inviting but there’s work to be done.
Long Covered Wood Porch With Tan Adirondack Chairs, White Columns and Thick Shrubbery
A mix of adirondack and rocking chairs are lined up on this long covered porch for a quiet and inviting sitting space. White columns support the cover and look lovely against the wood flooring and thick, green shrubs. Textured siding blends beautifully with the design.
Garden: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Imagine growing fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables right in the backyard. Rows of long wooden planters offer ample space to cook from the garden, and located right next to it, a three stall barn includes a recreation room and home office.