How do I get my front door out of winter hibernating mode and ready for a welcoming look for spring & summer?
Andy, our creative director, loves plants and being out in his garden and definitely fits the bill when talking about plants and landscaping.
Here are his suggestions when bringing your front entry out of winter hibernation and into the next season.
When it comes to your front door layering and scale are necessary to consider when choosing anything.
Start with planter pots. Andy is a huge fan of pots, and always leans to bigger sizes. Larger scale items feel plush and usually accurately fit a space better. His suggestion is to invest in larger planters as they will have bigger impact and generally because you are spending more upfront you are less inclined to have to replace it.
A suggestion specifically to this more traditional front door, pick a topiary plant to put in your pots, and around the base of the topiary you can fill in with flowers for the spring and summer which will drape over the bottom of the pots. The flowers will fill out as the season progresses and offer more size (scale) as well as a welcoming fragrance.
Some favorite topiaries are boxwood, hydrangea or rose. Come winter you will still have your main plant and you can pull out the seasonal flowers. The planters become very transitional between the seasons and still look beautiful without ever being fully empty and bare. During the winter season, you can even add some cedar branches to the base to create a fresh, festive planter!
You want to create layers and levels, so placing a bench by the entrance will add a different height and a functional space to put shoes on. Make sure to add a welcome mat, the rule of thumb is it shouldn’t be smaller than 3/4 of the width of your door. To add one more layer, lanterns are a nice way to add a touch of décor. They too come in many sizes, Andy strongly suggests, like with the planter pots, error on the larger size.
STEER CLEAR OF CLUTTER!
Remember that less is more –
You don’t want it to look cluttered, hence why you want bigger pots, not more pots!
Send us pics of your front entrance ready for spring & summer or tag us on IG @sucasadesign.
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SU CASA PAINT COLLECTIONS:
When picking out paint colours there are many things to consider – undertones, warm, cool, bright, muted – not all colours of paint are created equal. It can be overwhelming to choose from so many shades.
We’ve curated some great combinations of neutral paint colours that complement each other and would work for any room in your home. You can purchase the Su Casa curated colour plans from our website with tips on what paint finish and quality we recommend from your local paint store.
Lean on our expertise the next time you paint your home interiors.
The sun has been shining, flowers are blooming, our yard is still a mud-pit but that’s not stopping us from enjoying time outside together.
We are feeling good at the Friesen house – renovations have begun, and we are so thrilled to watch as our plans begin to come to fruition right under our noses. My wife, Jen, and I have been through many home renovations and this might be our biggest one yet and we are up for the challenge. We are seasoned home-renovationers (if that’s a thing), but we are really hoping this is it for a while. We have poured our hearts into the plans we have for this one and can’t wait to see the results.
Planning ahead has allowed us to have our fixtures and finishes already ordered so when the contractors are set to use them, they will be ready to go.
So, a quick tip for you, if you are on the verge of a renovation, is order your finishes as early as you can because it’s better for your supplies to be sitting around than your contractors ;)