Jennifer Garner uses natural materials to bring a textural feel to the exterior of her home – the look is dominating trends in 2024

Rather than embracing a single paint color, the exterior of her home celebrates a variety of natural materials – and this look increasing in popularity

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The exterior of most homes is composed of painted wood, or colored siding. However, these are not the only two options. Jennifer Garner's house is a gorgeous inspiration for how thinking outside the box with the house exterior can pay off.

The actress took to Instagram to share a video playing with her adorable dog, revealing a glimpse of her modern rustic home in the process. Her house is composed of gray, natural stone bricks abutting her unfinished wood porch, fence, and bright green hedges. This unique combination of natural materials instantly makes her house look charming and inviting.

'Using materials with different textures, like brick and wood, can add personality and help a home stand out,' says Tim Leese, materials expert at Glen-Gery premium bricks of her exterior cladding. He continues, 'Because of their ability to integrate light and shadows, brick and stone surfaces add an incredible amount of depth and dimension to exterior finishes, especially when combined with other natural elements'

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Tim Leese

Tim is the Marketing Director at Glen-Gery, the superior choice among architects, builders and homeowners who require high-quality building products that meet both innovative design challenges and demanding construction specifications. With nearly 20 years of marketing experience, Tim has substantial experience in the built environment as it pertains to masonry, brick and stone.

Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens adds: 'The exterior of a home creates a first impression, and the impression of Jennifer Garner's home is immediately striking. As opposed to employing exterior paint trends to adorn the outside of your home, this look is completely timeless. The natural materials will always be on trend, because they have always been around. Their connection to nature creates an inviting and calming feeling surrounding the home.'

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Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Furthermore, as natural materials grow in popularity, the look is becoming a popular design trend. Leese tells Homes & Gardens: 'This is something we’re already seeing. Homeowners are moving away from smooth textures in favor of authentic and natural materials that add visual interest. We anticipate the trend of multi-textured facades continuing as homeowners seek to break away from the cookie-cutter aesthetic.'

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Introducing natural materials to your home through naturally composed furnishings and decor can bring the same warm and inviting energy into your house as applying these materials to the exterior.

Natural materials are a beautiful way to bring texture, authenticity, and character to the exterior of your home. Jennifer Garner's home is the perfect inspiration.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.