HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of the home and enhanced its modern design by painting the brick light gray, adding natural wood support beams and updating the landscaping.
A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.
Mid-century Modern Landscape Design with Palm Trees and Cacti
California is in a severe drought, so all of the irrigation is buried underground and nothing is exposed, so that the water seeps into the plant life from underneath, rather than evaporating. This minimizes the amount of water loss and water use in the landscaping of the mid-century modern home.
In the backyard of this midcentury modern home, planter boxes line the windows and the landscaping is kept simple, yet elegant. Limestone decking leads the way to the narrow, elongated pool complete with lounge chairs and a spa for relaxing and enjoying the view.
Modern Seattle Courtyard with Metal Planter and Concrete Wall
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.
Midcentury-Modern Home With Concrete-Paver Driveway
This midcentury-modern home was remodeled in a way that retained its original character. The driveway, made of concrete pavers and black river stones, is designed to feel more like an entry court than a place to park your car.
The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
Midcentury Modern Home in Rancho Mirage, California
The Swan home, in Rancho Mirage, California, was built in the 1960s and has been reimagined for the twenty-first century. Glass walls around the home provide a three hundred and sixty degree view of the valley below and the mountain range above.
If you keep the exterior, trim and accent colors on your home light and neutral, you can put any color you desire on the front door. A deep wood tone works great here. This is a smart exterior color palette for a home in a warm climate, because light home colors don't absorb as much heat as darker colors do.