If you’re anything like us, you’d love to emulate this fantastic PNW (Pacific Northwest) exterior. This Seattle John Burrows home takes its cues from the simplicity of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Here are some ideas and products that you can incorporate in the Pacific Northwest or elsewhere.
Let contrast of natural materials do the talking. Texture and contrast take centerstage in this fantastic PNW home. The color palette relies on mainly neutral colors and allows the bright colors of the landscape to star as well as the contrast between the warm siding and the cool dark exterior paint color of the house.
Harmony. The aim here isn’t just curb appeal, though that is a happy byproduct. The guiding concept is harmony between the home and its landscape.
PNW Exterior Shopping List
Grey Cement Indoor Outdoor Planter
Extend the lines of your home and fence by creating a raised bed planter with a horizontal wooden border. Try using Wideline Plywood from Vintage Plywood, made with matching MCM architecture in mind.
Wood Door with Horizontal Slats
PNW Exterior Landscape Notes
For the landscape, consult with a local landscape architect or your local nursery to determine what will work best in your area. We’ve listed some starting points based on the inspiration from this Pacific Northwest home.
In the large ceramic planter of this Pacific Northwest John Burrows home, there is a variety of Japanese maple whose leaves alter from a light green in summer and change to bright red in fall. There are also varieties of Japanese maple that are red in summer similar to the trees at the border of the featured image. Find more varieties of deciduous trees with various shades of red even in summer.
For flowering plants, this home’s landscape incorporates rhododendrons/azaleas. Find out more about the many varieties of these plants and the climates in which they thrive.
For an even deeper dive, read on about Japanese gardens.
See the rest of this PNW home here. For more inspiration and tips for your exterior, check out our latest Exteriors & Landscape issue! From garden design to outdoor lighting, curb appeal essentials to patio furniture accessories, our annual Exterior & Landscaping Special is here to help you give the mod home of your dreams a garden to match. Take a tour of incredible mid-century homes which exemplify indoor-to-outdoor style that will give you insight and inspiration for creating a cohesive and masterfully thought out design for your whole home. Get expert advice on everything from hardscaping to pools and water features. Plus plant advice for every zone. Then peruse our editor’s picks on the products that will perfect your outdoor living and entertaining spaces.
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