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MIX IT UP Eduardo’s blackand-white design gives our early 1900s home’s exterior a sleek and modern update. Meanwhile, rattan and concrete elements add texture.

GO GREEN Incorporat­e evergreen plants for a lush vibe year-round. The plants also provide a sense of privacy, which is particular­ly valuable on the corner lot.

MAKE IT LAST Combine the look of wood with the lowmainten­ance durability of composite decking. We’re using TimberTech in Weathered Teak (timbertech.com for info) on both the covered front porch and exposed deck out back.

 ??  ?? GOAL Muzam wants the porch and back deck to have plenty of seating for family and friends to gather but still be cozy enough for an outdoor dinner for two. He’d like to incorporat­e a few unique touches as well. CHALLENGE The front porch affects your home’s curb appeal and should also give a preview of what’s to come upon entering. You want it to jibe with the overall appearance of the house— inside and out.
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In his own yard in upstate New York, Eduardo went with graphic stripes and a large, clean-lined sectional with space for everyone to relax.
Furniture with interestin­g curves or angles will amplify your exterior’s cool factor. for bonus content from this year’s REAL SIMPLE Home, built in collaborat­ion with Gialluisi Custom Homes in Westfield, New Jersey.
GOAL Muzam wants the porch and back deck to have plenty of seating for family and friends to gather but still be cozy enough for an outdoor dinner for two. He’d like to incorporat­e a few unique touches as well. CHALLENGE The front porch affects your home’s curb appeal and should also give a preview of what’s to come upon entering. You want it to jibe with the overall appearance of the house— inside and out. Visit In his own yard in upstate New York, Eduardo went with graphic stripes and a large, clean-lined sectional with space for everyone to relax. Furniture with interestin­g curves or angles will amplify your exterior’s cool factor. for bonus content from this year’s REAL SIMPLE Home, built in collaborat­ion with Gialluisi Custom Homes in Westfield, New Jersey.

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