Go for subtle contrast by mixing traditional and contemporary details
to give your home a casually elegant feel. Add texture and warmth to
a brick facade with wood panelling painted a soft grey-green. In this
home, black window frames add visual strength and definition, while
the glossy black door and a slate-grey roof lend a sense of formality.
Modern accents like stainless-steel planters make a traditional stone
bench and flagstone walkway feel fresh. Keep plantings simple by
choosing boxwood, hostas, forget-me-nots and white impatiens.