The construction is modern—for strength and safety, its frame is entirely steel—but Onno incorporated traditional Southern architectural details such as lap siding, exposed rafter tails, a tabby-covered pier foundation, and shutters. “Visually, you’re getting a mass-produced box from the factory,” says Onno. “Adding historical details on-site gives interest.”
“We didn’t want our house to stick out,” says Jennifer. “We wanted it to look like it had always been here.” So she based the exterior palette on her surroundings. The bark of native scrub oaks inspired the greenish brown color of the planked James Hardie siding, while golden-hued shutters mimic the highlights of palmetto leaves.
Floral pillow fabric: Galbraith & Paul’s Sunflower (192-153); Perennials Fabrics.
Striped pillow fabric: For a similar look, try Row Stripe (100-17); Perennials Fabrics.
Wind chimes and pottery: McCarty Pottery; 662/748-2293.