Before we move past the exterior of your home, let's talk about the front door. It tells a lot about your home, but even more about you. Are you sophisticated? Down home? Creative? Friendly? Can you tell something about my personality by my front door?
of river rock that we plan to apply like those in the photo this summer. Even if you don't have image-manipulative skills, studying photos of entrances in magazines and Pinterest can help you decide what elements will work best for your home.
On the right is a Photoshopped image I did to help us visualize what our landscape would look like with steps and additional plantings. I was also playing around with how to relieve the looming verticality of the garage by applying a different treatment to the gable. As you can see in the top image, we went with something different that is equally effective.
The changes we made were moderate but highly satisfying. If you're not entirely pleased with the vibe of your entrance, you might want to start with a simple adjustment like putting flowering pots by your entrance. Something as easy as that can make a big impact on how you welcome visitors. Whatever changes you make, let them reflect your personality and that of your home.
From Home of the Heart, warmly yours,
I loved writing about Meg Cary's interior design career in my romance, Home of the Heart. Meg worked on some pretty spectacular projects that I've only dreamed of. But my greatest pleasure has been exploring what's involved in creating one's personal Home of the Heart, both helping others as well as the evolution of my own home design. I'll be sharing with you what I've learned over the years as an interior designer.