You only get one chance at a first impression, so make it count! Copy the look of this American colonial classic in Earlysville, Virginia, to enhance your curb appeal!
Bright blue shutters and a cheerful yellow door help this stately home feel welcoming and inviting. The crisp white feels elegant and classic against the warm brick.
Front Door: Daisy SW 6910 by Sherwin Williams
Shutters: Jacaranda SW 6802 by Sherwin Williams
Trim: White Snow SW 9541 by Sherwin Williams
A traditional silhouette with elegant and stately details, this 10 inch oil-rubbed bronze fixture from Hinkley will cast a warm glow. Bromley Large Hanging Lantern, $269, hinkley.com
We love the symmetry of the two beautiful crape myrtle trees. These deciduous trees provide year-round interest and color with their showy summer blooms, colorful fall foliage, and attractive winter bark. Ideally, plant them in the spring, allowing them time to establish their roots before winter. Be sure to place them in a full-sun area and water well.
TOPIARIES AND PLANTER BOXES
If your front porch is shaded, faux plants may be a great option. These triple ball boxwoods are surprisingly convincing and look fabulous all year long. 5.5’ Triple Ball Boxwood Artificial Topiary Tree, $269, nearlynatural.com
Place your topiaries into a regal looking square planter box for an elegant effect. 16 in. x 16 in. Black Resin Composite Square Planter Box by Southern Patio, $80, homedepot.com
Pineapples have long been a symbol of friendship and hospitality, making this pineapple fountain the perfect way to welcome guests. Aitkin Concrete Pineapple Fountain by Darby Home Co., $1,099, wayfair.com
For a house of this scale, you need a door knocker with some heft. This ornate lion door knocker in an oil-rubbed bronze finish will do the trick. 7-Inch Large Ornate Lion Door Knocker, $120, antiquehardwaresupply.com