My client wanted a quick and inexpensive update to her front door. Lights, side windows, door and siding would all be changed down the road with a complete remodel, but in the meantime we were looking for some immediate Pizzaz that could transition into the remodel.
We decided to lose the red door and go for a beautiful white that would compliment the current siding and trim colours. The client did not know the existing paint colours, but through colour matching I decided they were close to Benjamin Moore’s Nantucket Grey and Halo for the trim. Armed with these colour samples we decided on Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee. A warm gorgeous white with slight green undertones.
The house itself is a very common split level entry. One of the downfalls with this home design is often there is very little room in the front landing to receive guests comfortably, store shoes and coats, as well as, providing a place to sit down while putting on or taking off shoes. For this, I decided I wanted to put a chair on the front step so people could pop outside to wait (as my husband usually does) or sit to put on shoes all the while making room for others.
I absolutely love this outdoor hard plastic Windsor Chair purchased at Sears. Perfectly on trend with clean simple lines and a great price for $49.99. It’s long open legs create an airy feeling which is perfect for smaller spaces. By adding a throw cushion I was able to tie in all the colours including the yellowy/green of the glass.
TIP: Choosing cushions with different patterns on each side allows more versatility. Great for people that like to change things up now and again.
HomeSence is a great source for reasonably priced outdoor decorative items. This heavy black pot complete with artificial greens is perfect for adding a touch of formality without the maintenance. Fantastic for these busy homeowners on the go!
With a few key items we were able to add functionality and loads of curb appeal to this house that will certainly hold it’s own until the big remodel.