Like the Spanish Mission style, the raised pool, the gate in the wall, the rustic pergola. Would be good for a corner lot, entry courtyard for house on a busy street or a backyard that backs up to a green space walking trail; creates a private space.
Kitchen Concrete Interiors: The polished concrete kitchen island with open shelving in this photo from French magazine Maison Cote du Sud, provides plenty of storage and workspace, and lends some edge to the somewhat rustic room.
Blending In - This home's woodsy surroundings are carried onto the porch through weathered wooden ceiling beams and furniture built from tree branches and sticks. Simple fabric ensures the focus will be on the great outdoors rather than the porch decor.