Star Quality Front Entry

Colors and Details That Work

The front of your home is known as “curb appeal” in real estate terms. Here’s how to make a positive first impression with your home. Paint the front door a color that is different from the wall and trim colors of  your home. Here we have a rich and not overly bright red door, mustard-gold walls and white trim. Add good door hardware if it’s not already there.  Hardware is used every day and is not a place to skimp. My interior designer advises buying the best hardware you can afford. (This applies to kitchen and bath fixtures as well as interior and exterior doors.)

A door embellishment like the star here provides a point of added interest. Note the thoughtful trim detail which suggests a higher level of quality. The two decorative urns with flowers and greens add yet another layer of both detail and color and enhance the overall appeal. Other items of note are the light fixture, the door design and the house numbers. All of this makes coming home a true pleasure.

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Photo of the Day: July 12, 2010

I’m not sure what type of flower this is but the colors are eye-catching.

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Photographed at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minnesota.