Monday, November 4, 2013

Front Door: Create an Entry

Ceilings are not high, below.  A transom was over the door.  I removed it and added a taller door & sidelights.  Creating more height,
I chose 2 panels + the upward curve.  Love the doorknocker Miss Florida found.  We did a lot of back/forth online with knockers & paint color & hardware.   

Urns fabulous enough to be empty were designed & plinths  for height adjustment.  Ironically, Miss Florida, who always says, I don't know anything, has consistently put in seasonal arrangements from prunings in her garden.

I also took away the foundation plantings, aka green meatballs, and used espaliered fruit trees + groundcovers.
The white is too white on the house.  Alas, it had just been painted before I was hired.
Garden & Be Well,   XO Tara
Pics taken at jobsite last week.  We are doing a new layer!  The drive, front woodland & upper arrival drive.  Cannot wait for the groundcovers to fill in, brown dead mulch, anywhere, has touched my last nerve.


Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the urns!!

Love the espaliers!!!

I need help with my pots!


Kay said...

Nice composition. Love the urns.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Your clients certainly get their money's worth. Replacing an average door and transom with a tall door was a bold step. Great vision. Hope you get that groundcover soon because we don't want you under stress!

La Contessa said...

The urn caught my eye right away!Love her pruning branches as decor!

Merlin said...

I have ALWAYS loved urns...inside, outside, etc. franki

Ashish Singh said...

I dream of living in a climate where this is the exterior of my house. Beautiful.

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