From the elaborate to the instant, find ways to enhance your curb appeal and make your home stand out.
Rural Cottage with Character | Architect Ken Pursley looked to early American churches, barns, and the surrounding rural landscape when designing this timeless retreat on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. | SouthernLiving.com
Haint Blue | Pale blue is not only visually expansive, but it’s also a ghost buster of sorts. The Gullah culture of the Lowcountry believes that spirits, known as “haints,” can’t cross water, which is symbolized by the light blue paint. | SouthernLiving.com
Charleston Green | Local legend says that Charleston Green, a green so deep it looks black, came about after the Civil War when Union troops sent buckets of black paint to help rebuild the decimated town. #paintcolors | SouthernLiving.com
Barn Red | Years ago, Southern farmers concocted a mixture of orange-colored linseed oil and rust to protect wooden barns from the elements. Paint technologies have evolved, but barn red is still a sought after paint color to make your home stand out. | SouthernLiving.com
Best Planned Community | A visionary team of architects, builders, and developers has reclaimed and transformed a derelict two-block stretch in Beaufort, South Carolina's famed historic district. | SouthernLiving.com
Soulful Historic Home | It's a toss-up whether designer Matthew Bees likes global style or soulful old Southern houses best. But one thing is certain: His curiously contradictory passions make for strong, spirited decorating. | SouthernLiving.com
Before & After North Carolina Farmhouse Remodel | A 1790s North Carolina farmhouse is paid the ultimate old-house compliment—its new screened porch is often mistaken for being a century old. | SouthernLiving.com