Curb Appeal: Quintessential Cottage

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This home in the Battery Heights neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina, defines cottage-cute.

In each issue of NEST Magazine, our acclaimed print publication now in its 17th issue, we bring you cutting edge insights into design and home trends, including our recurring Curb Appeal column. In our most recent issue, we took an intimate look at this cottage style home near our Nest offices in the booming Triangle region of North Carolina. We hope you can apply some of these easy tips and tricks to improve the curb appeal of your own home!


Guests can easily find your home with these 4” nickel house numbers. Everbilt 4 in. Satin Nickel House Numbers, $6 each,


Straight from a storybook, this wood picket fence is classic and relatively affordable compared to other fencing options. Purchased as plain cedar pickets, you can paint any color that matches your home’s exterior. Western Red Cedar Pointed Top Fence Picket, 18-Pack, $60,


We love the texture and whimsy that ferns provide. Ferns prefer bright, indirect light. Especially during the summer months, avoid direct sunlight that may burn a fern’s more delicate fronds.


The rounded shape of this hanging pendant light feels charming and sweet. Bolton Black Vintage Beveled Glass Lantern, $78,


These fluted planters bring a structural element to the front porch. Flanking the front door, they offer visual balance. Better Homes & Gardens 16” Northcroft Round Fluted Planter, $17,


Similar to the door shown, this beautiful wood front door could be stained or painted a delicate blue. 6 Lite Clear Acorn Stained Fiberglass Pre-hung Front Door, $1,314,

This Nest listing in the Battery Heights neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina, is about as cute as it gets! Here are the colors the homeowners expertly chose to help bring the look to completion!
curb appeal color pallette

House: Denim Wash 838 by Benjamin Moore
Front Door + Shingle Accent: Seabrook 750 by Benjamin Moore
Trim: Decorator’s White OC-149 by Benjamin Moore,


— We shared this story with you in the Winter 2022 issue of NEST Magazine. To subscribe to NEST Magazine, click here  — and be sure to follow us on Instagram @NestRealty

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