10.28.2009

First impressions


When you meet someone for the first time, we all know that "first impressions count."  Well, the same goes for your house.  When guests come over to your place, first impressions definitely count.  Before visitors get to your clean and organized entry way or your decorated and candle-filled living room, they first have to get through your front door.  Your front door entry is a great opportunity to give your guests a taste of your fabulous style and personality. 

Taking a minute to decorate the front entry can pay off in big ways.  Inexpensive items, such as, doormats, house numbers and mailboxes, can really change up the entire space.  Large items, such as plants, the door and lighting, complete a look of welcoming style.  For those who live in an apartment, consider adding potted plants, doormats and wreaths on the front door.

Here are a couple of looks that I would love to develop for my own place.


(1) Riga Outdoor Wall Sconce, $795, ylighting.com (2) Sausalito house numbers, $14 each, Chiasso (3) Bamboo artificial plants in 3 feet long Planter Box, $442, buyflower.com (4) Greens Planter, $135, bobbyberkhome.com (5) Nuova letter box, $298, Chiasso (6) Pebble mat doormat, $48, Chiasso (7) Reflect spheres, $18-64, Chiasso (8) Oluce lyndon outdoor lighting by vico magistretti, $4,163, unicahome.com


(1) Priority mailbox, $58, Chiasso (2) Olivia Star Mood Lamps, $178 both and Olivia Star Pendant, $129, Potterybarn (3) Neutra Aluminum House Numbers, $48 each, Design Within Reach (4) Boxwood Ball, $150, artificialplantsuk.co.uk (5) Rosemary Spiral, $300 each, artificialplantsuk.co.uk (6) Doorbell, $150, Design Within Reach (7) Uovo Outdoor Floor Lamp, $1,190, ylighting.com

2 comments:

kcash said...

LOVE the red door.

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