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101 House Exterior Ideas (Photos and Extensive Guides)

Contemporary house with blue exterior

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The gorgeous and warmth of the gray tones of the home coincides well with the surrounding green landscape filled with tall trees in the background, medium-sized pines at the front yard and the grass lawn separated from the concrete walkway by a thin strip of fountain.
Designed by: Elips Design Architecture

The gorgeous and warmth of the gray tones of the home coincides well with the surrounding green landscape filled with tall trees in the background, medium-sized pines at the front yard and the grass lawn separated from the concrete walkway by a thin strip of fountain.

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A charming contemporary house with Victorian architecture enclosed in an ornate wrought iron fence. It features beautiful brick walls, glazed windows and stone paving.
Designed by: Moloney Architects

A charming contemporary house with Victorian architecture enclosed in an ornate

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Home Decorating Trends 2020 – House Beautiful Next Wave Designer Trends

Read McKendree

The 2010s are coming to an end, so stash the succulents and farmhouse decor—it’s time to usher in a new decade of design. To find out just what that’ll look like, we asked our House Beautiful Next Wave designers to tell us what trends they’re ready to embrace in 2020, from bold hues and hand-crafted accents to throwback details and classical motifs.

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Over-the-Top Window Treatments

Grab your chintz balloon shades—the ’80s are back. Or at least the preference for ornate window treatments are. “We’re doing a lot more fancy curtains than in the past,” says Jared Hughes, who is a fan of cornices and decorative lambrequins (like the ones he used this sitting room). “It’s a great look in neutrals or solids to give you an interesting feel and pairs well with more clean-lined pieces.”

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Home Silks Hampton

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28 House Exterior Design Ideas

analisse taft gertsen's connecticut home

William Abranowicz

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for homes. The exterior of a house can hint at what’s on inside or offer a contrasting surprise–whether it’s a castle-inspired exterior with a fairy-tale interior or a historic outside with a contemporary inside. We’ve rounded up some of the most stunning home exteriors that’ll have you wanting to move in—and may even inspire you to up your own home’s curb appeal.

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Castle-Inspired Fortress

This fairy-tale escape by Lisa Tharp and TMS Architects features a gray exterior with white and red accents. The wood and stone add to its nature-inspired charm.

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Nautical Getaway

Previously destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, this New Jersey home got a helping hand from Joe Lucas. The shingled house, complete with a screened porch, looks out on the bay and the

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