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Curb Appeal

From the elaborate to the instant, find ways to enhance your curb appeal and make your home stand out.

Modern Georgian Home | Architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkem of Bates Corkern Studio bring life back to a traditional 1920s Charlotte, North Carolina, home. | SouthernLiving.com

A Southern Craftsman Restoration | Montgomery, Alabama-based designer Ashley Gilbreath works through years of neglect to restore her 1910 Craftsman-style home that's just doors down from where Zelda Fitzgerald once lived. | SouthernLiving.com

Historic Structure | This revived New Orleans cottage is steeped in history. | SouthernLiving.com

New Orleans Cottage Revival | After their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the homeowners built a new cottage steeped in history. | SouthernLiving.com

Pour On the Cottage Charm | See how architect Ross Piper brings back the symmetry and authentic Cape Cod style of an Atlanta home. | SouthernLiving.com

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

An eco-friendly cottage by designer P. Allen Smith shows you 33 ways to get the biggest bang for your buck without sacrificing style. | SouthernLiving.com

Smaller But Smarter Cottage Style | An eco-friendly cottage by designer P. Allen Smith shows you 33 ways to get the biggest bang for your buck without sacrificing style. | SouthernLiving.com

Antebellum White | No roundup of Southern colors would be complete without mention of the white shade that coats the grand columned homes throughout the South. #PaintColors | 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

Creole Pink | You don’t have to live in New Orleans to bring their signature muddy pink to your home. #paintcolors | 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

Texas Leather | Take this ranch-inspired color beyond Texas. A brick home painted a dark brown comes alive with charming pale blue shutters and doors. #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

A lovely white cottage in Midtown Square, Beaufort, South Carolina. | Best Planned Community Winner | 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

A charming yellow house in Midtown Square, Beaufort, South Carolina. | Best Planned Community Winner | SouthernLiving.com

  • Bernadette Moore

    If this were Beaufort, NC, I'd be sold @Annelle Williams. Let's get a fund together.

  • Annelle Williams

    Bernadette Moore, I know where there is a house that looks just like that in Beaufort--It's just not yellow, YET! We could do a kickstarter to begin a new art neighborhood in B'fort, NC!!

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

The soft gray color of the house's weathered cedar shingles inspired the interior's neutral palette. | SouthernLiving.com

Architectural Scale | The architect was careful not to let the addition of this 1790s farmhouse overwhelm the original structure. | 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

The refined craft and relaxed charm of this lake house, designed by Birmingham architect Bill Ingram, sets a new standard for timeless Southern style. | SouthernLiving.com

New Orleans Front Door Style | We looked to the French Quarter's Creole cottages in creating this enchanting look. | SouthernLiving.com

Key West Front Door Style | Taking cues from one of our favorite colorful coastal towns, we added a splash of sunshine to this entry. | SouthernLiving.com