20 Designer Driveways To Inspire Your Next Curb Appeal Project

Create the path less traveled with a unique driveway of your own.

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Overgrown Stones

Gorgeous and green for as far as the eye can see, this overgrown driveway is what dreams are made of. For those of you who desire a drive, but do not want to part with a lush lawn, here is your solution. Use sharp shrubs to flank either side of the path, and set stones a few inches apart, allowing for lush grass to grow free in-between.

Diamonds Are Forever

Chic concrete pavers are used to create a unique, diamond-patterned driveway for this modern home. Lush, green grass peeks between each slab to create classy, curated curb appeal.

Tons of Texture

This Mediterranean-style home boasts texture and style galore, courtesy of the gray cobblestone drive that leads up to a warm, earthy stone entryway. Mixing hardscaping materials is a foolproof way to add both interest and dimension to the exterior of your home.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Posh Pavers

Pretty pavers produce instant curb appeal. Our proof? This statement-making quatrefoil design laid into the driveway in front of this handsome, Tudor-style home. Our tip? Let the style of your home inspire a custom paver path of your own.

Contemporary Entry

Crisp concrete slabs create a cool, contemporary drive that serves as a perfect complement to the exterior of this handsome home. We’re partial to the grass edging surrounding each slab, creating a makeshift frame that ensures the driveway design really pops.

Mesmeric + Modern

Ultra-cool, paneled pavers are positioned horizontally, leading up to this modern Floridian home. Its statement-making stripes were put in place for more than just high-style curb appeal, though. The scoop? Opting for a horizontal grid allows water to percolate, rather than pool up or run off site. This hardscaping approach may be a chic solution for those of you living in a similar, tropical wet climate.

Warm Mediterranean

An intricate wrought iron fence opens to an expansive drive lined with warm flagstone pavers. The use of earthy red-brown stones complements the richness of the terracotta tile roof, ultimately adding to the overall beauty of this glowing, Mediterranean estate.

From: First Team Estates and Luxury Portfolio International®

Understated Entrance

Light and bright, gray pavers offer an elegant entry to this stunning oceanfront property in Miami Beach, Florida. Not only are these pavers easy on the eyes, but they’re easy on the feet, too. The light hues used here are ideal for beachy or otherwise toasty locales, because light colors reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it. This means you can walk barefoot to the mailbox in the morning without scorching your feet in the process.

From: EWM Realty International and Luxury Portfolio International®

Intricate Details

This striking stone-clad home is made all the more glamorous by the circular, cobblestone drive design out front. We are smitten with the technique shown here that created an intricate, art deco-inspired fan motif throughout the drive. Can we agree that the result is nothing less than magical?

From: Windermere Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Tree-Lined Drive

Tailored and trimmed trees line either side of this sleek East Hampton estate for an elegant, European-inspired drive. If you’re looking for a posh factor and privacy for the long drive that leads to your home, this is the design for you. Swoon, swoon and swoon.

From: Halstead Property and Luxury Portfolio International®

Mod + Moody

Smoky siding pairs with a deep, dark driveway to create a mysterious, moody facade. We love this project for those of you who have a pre-existing, builder grade concrete drive. To recreate this look at home, simply single out a shade that speaks to you and make a weekend out of it.

Cottage Charm

Gorgeous gray flagstone paves the way to an ultra-charming brick cottage home. The blush-washed brick paired with the stone driveway yields a sweet, storybook-worthy home.

Gravel + Grass

With a home as striking as the one above, sometimes less is more. Take notes from this stunning pathway. Opt for a simple, circular drive with a pristine, grassy center for a minimalist design that serves to enhance your home’s facade, without distracting from it in any way.

From: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons and Luxury Portfolio International®

Focal Fountain

This traditional stone drive encircles a focal point flowerbed and water fountain, leaving guests with a very glamorous and fancy first impression. The blooms are framed by larger stones in a quatrefoil pattern for an added sense of refinement.

Ah-Maze-ing Entrance

This circle drive is reserved for the master gardeners in our midst. Roll up your sleeves and have your green thumb at the ready to create a masterful maze from manicured shrubs. If this picture is not proof enough, trust us — the hard work will pay off and a-maze the masses.

From: @properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Green + Pristine

Doesn’t this white cottage garage appear oh-so-polished and purposeful? Classic, red brick paves the path with lanes leading into the two-car garage. A trio of idyllic, grassy medians break up the brick and evoke a sense of sophistication to the home, overall.

Neat + Neoclassical

This Neoclassical home demands the attention of passersby with its grand facade, head-turning hedges and geometric, stone slab driveway.

Sleek + Chic

Ultra-bright, white rectangular pavers add the final, design-worthy touch to this glamourous contemporary home. We’re drooling over the way this driveway mimics the design of its white-on-white home but the best part? The stunning contrast of the paneled path against the deep, dark lawn and inky front doors.

Manicured Mediterranean

Textured, red and brown stones create a warm welcome to this ivy-covered Mediterranean home. Especially impressive, though? The separate, rectangular stone passages that feature unique, black inner framing. Each of them serve as a beckoning walking path to lead guests to the front door, while still offering the proper support necessary to be driven on by vehicles.

Comely Cobblestone

This gorgeous gray driveway winds up a hill lined with dense greenery and overflowing ivory and gold blooms. The takeaway here? You can’t go wrong with the classics. Cobblestone and copious amounts of flowers will never disappoint.