Monthly Archives: October 2016

Shut the Front Door!

Enhance your entrance.

Styling a front door immediately increases curb appeal, creates an inviting and welcoming first impression, and is a great way to express personality and style, all before guests even enter your home!

Five front door elements to consider in order to transform your entrance from blah to beautiful. 

  • Paint color
  • Planters, greenery, and surrounding decor
  • Door knockers
  • House address numbers
  • Welcome mats

Paint Colors: Our top 5 favorites

Navy.

A classic, traditional (and most popular!) color choice for a front door.

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Black or Charcoal.

A dark front door makes a chic and sophisticated statement.

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Red.

Because who doesn’t love a nice bold, red door?

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Light Blue.

Adds coastal, beachy vibes or a touch of calmness and tranquility.

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Green.

Another bold choice that calls out to Autumn, but works just as well as a year-round color. Just be sure to add the right decor!

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Planters and Greenery 

Go big…

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                                   Welcome to the jungle 🙂
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….or go small.

Any touch of greenery helps to make a welcoming entrance, whether it’s big and dramatic or small and subtle.

 

Nice Knockers! 

They come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Find one that works for you!

What we love: Cute animals are a fun way to add some flair to your front door.

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Foxy. 

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Oh, deer!

 

Address Numbers- What’s Your Number?

We want to be able to see them from the street. Make them clear and easy to read so it’s easier on new guests coming to your home for the first time.

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Welcome home!

Welcome mats are an easy, non-permanent way to set the tone, vibe, or personality of the people living behind the door. They can be done in a variety of ways, including fun and colorful via the use of cute sayings or bright patterns, or classy and sophisticated such as woven naturals and neutrals.

Cute sayings- say hello without even saying a word.

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Fun and colorful, and made of wood! Adds the same effect of a punch of color for those who may not want to commit to the colored door.

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A fun pattern; thinking outside of the box.

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So, maybe color isn’t for you. A natural woven is still a great option!

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Come up with a great combination of these five elements to dress up your door and instantly add style and curb appeal. Remember to express your personal style and set the tone of  how you want guests to feel when entering your home!

Process Photos: Rowes Wharf Styling

photo-jun-06-9-37-39-amThat view, though.

When you work with a space like this one in a Rowes Wharf pied-à-terre, the styling should act as a picture frame. Seriously? It’s all about that view

Some of the design elements…

  • Modern yet livable vibe, for a temporary living space
  • Minimal and uncluttered, with select personal touches and accessories
  • We incorporated a combination of rich wood tones, carrara, chrome, leather, and glass
  • We chose to utilize cool blue hues and charcoal grays throughout
  • We wanted to extend the livable space out onto the amazing terrace overlooking the Boston Harbor
  • We installed several ‘swag paper’ products since we couldn’t paint (there’s that temporary wallpaper again!) We covered built-in mirrors  and toned down the current paint color using the Swag Paper (see their other fun options here), as well as added a focal point in the entryway with the Boston/NY map.

Take a peek at the process & what we’ve been up to!