Category Archives: Power of a Front Door

The Power of a Front Door: June 2014

April 2014Tip of the month: There are many creative ways to put flowers near your front door!

Note the pretty hanging baskets in this picture. You can also do pots. Or simply plant flowers near the door. Remember to do shade plants if your front door area is covered.

My suggestion with front door flowers is keep it simple. One or two pots can be plenty – and easier to do and maintain. And don’t get caught up in symmetry. One pot on one side of the door looks great!

If I can help with your front door, let me know! jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of Front Door: March 2014

March 2014Tip of the month: Add attractive hardware (door knocker, mail slot, knob, doorbell) to your front door to get a finished look!

For older houses, you might simply need to polish what is already there. To buy hardware, check out your local hardware store or Rejuvenation.

If you invest in quality hardware, make sure you also have a solid, quality door.

If I can help with your front door, let me know! jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: February 2014

Screenshot 2014-02-27 14.08.11Tip of the month: A red door is classic and works on most houses.

Just be sure to find the right red. A safe bet is Benjamin Moore’s Exterior Ready Mix reds: Country Redwood, Cottage Red, Classic Burgundy, and Heritage Red.

Experiment with samples first on sections of your door. It might take a few samples to find the right one.

If I can help with your front door, let me know! jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: November 2013

November 2014Tip of the month: Brown is a great alternative to black!

If you like a classic look, but are bored with black, consider brown! It’s especially pretty with red brick.

Benjamin Moore’s Exterior Ready mix colors are usually a safe bet. So you might start with Tudor Brown, or Charleston Brown if you like something lighter.

If I can help with your front door, let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: October 2013

October 2013 DoorTip of the month: Wreaths are a great touch any time of year!

When I have time, I love to buy a plain wreath from a nursery and add my own seasonal touches using simple wire to attach.

You can also buy pretty wreaths at Grandinroad, Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma,  and Frontgate. For storing year-round wreaths, check out the Container Store.

If I can help you improve your front door, let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: August 2013

August 2013 DoorTip of the month: Don’t forget about light fixtures!

An attractive light fixture adds charm and a sense of finish to a front door. One with some twinkle will also be pretty at night.

Good resources: Bellacor, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, and Restoration Hardware.

If I can help you improve your front door let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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