White Covered Porch With Hanging Swing, Wicker Chair and Mixed Blue Throw Pillows
A cozy wood swing features a mix of patterned blue throw pillows beckoning visitors to this sunny front porch. A wicker chair provides additional seating and frames the space around a red tasseled rug. Plants add color and the perfect finish to the design.
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.
Looking out across the yard is like following a gradient, as soft yellow flowers lead to leafy shrubs, which then give way to a forest of evergreen trees. With so many plants in one place, the landscape is lush and a haven for local wildlife.
Aerial View: Remarkable Country Estate in Katonah, N.Y.
Set on 47 acres on Mt Holly, this secluded estate built in 1928 offers equestrian facilities, a guest house, 80-foot pool, staff quarters and luxury amenities, including a gym and home theater. What's not to love?
Around the back of the house, two spacious seating areas give guests plenty of room to stretch out. While the adults enjoy casual conversation and a drink on the porch, the kids can tumble and play on the grassy lawn.
Interior designers arrange objects with a range of heights and widths to keep the overall look balanced. To add height to potted evergreens or planted winter floral, try placing vessels on top of vintage stands, chairs or stools.
The neutral palette of this country porch creates a calm, relaxing feel. Stylish dark wicker furniture provides plenty of seating. Recessed lighting, yellow accent lighting, string lights in the yard and a fire pit combine to keep the space well-lit and warm.