A gorgeous Modern Country front garden. Behind smart cast iron railings, four bay trees stand either side of a black and white encaustic tiled path, leading to a red brick double-fronted Victorian house. Behind them are small squares of lavender, bordered by buxus hedging. More details and images on Modern Country Style blog: The Best Front Door Paint Colours: Dusky Purples
Local building codes determine the spacing and placement of railings and may offer some material guidance. But after you’ve met your must-do list, you can exercise creative muscle for the design of the railings. This modern-meets-outdoors space gets its forward-thinking set of details from a mix of metals -- thicker vertical supports, thinner horizontal railings -- as well as stylish wood rail-top pieces.