Cozy Country Cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
This beautiful country cottage has been renovated to include a warm color palette that plays on the warm, California sunshine let in by skylights and expansive multi-pane windows and French doors. The ceilings are high pitched and feature exposed beams, creating the cozy cottage feel in this just over 2000 square foot home.
Pale Yellow Farmhouse With Brick Walkway and Large Porch
As seen from outside, this large pale yellow farmhouse features a brick walkway leading to a set of steps that rise up to the home's large front porch. The home also features four prominent dormer windows.
Stone pavers nestled in grass outline the swimming pool. Landscaping dense with tropical plants offers privacy and a relaxing atmosphere. Pops of yellow and blue bring vibrancy and color to the pool deck.
The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors. You could do the same thing indoors – and a similar approach, with Fiestaware-colored squares or a red-white-and-blue pattern for an American Country look.
Classy, Traditional Home Exterior With Flower Bed Palm Trees and Light Brick Driveway
The pale yellow exterior of this home gives it a sweet and timeless appeal. Black shutters offer a contrast to the light wall coloring. A beautifully landscaped lawn is decorated with flower beds circling tall palms framing the light brick driveway.
Tri-level decks make the most of this California home's outdoor space while adding living area for a modern family. Sliding glass doors on the top floor, pocket doors in the center and a roll-up garage door at ground level are flexible and fit with the home's unique, modern architecture. The bold pink, yellow and teal color palette reflects the fun personality of the owners.
A dark-stained wood deck provides a small outdoor area for this shipping container house, painted bright yellow. A bright white bistro table and chairs complement the white French doors that lead out to the interior space. A small container garden adds a variety of color while also offering some privacy.
Back Porch of California Home Ready for Christmas Celebrations
Thanks to the temperate California winter weather, the back porch of this home can be enjoyed at Christmas time. Garland dressed with pomegranates and pinecones as well as plaid accessories help dress the table and sideboard for the occasion.