Porch Topiaries

It’s probably because we are renters…. AND live in an apartment building……. AND do not have a “front door” to call our own, but I find myself dreaming about how I plan to style the hypothetical front door of our future home. 
I pray it isn’t a dinky little door on a narrow step, because I really have my heart set on twin topiaries flanking the front door.
Just. Like. This.
Le sigh.  
There is something about the symmetry that I absolutely adore.  And the glossy black door??  So chic.  Unfortunately I have a total brown thumb, otherwise I’d love to plant out around the topiary with pretty flowers and low growing greenery.
It’s even better on a porch with more space – double topiaries!  The white and blue planters are so classic, but I love the moroccan feel of the lantern.  A subtle mix of eclectic on an otherwise completely traditional porch.
And another very french take on the glossy black front door, with flanking topiaries.  And so like the french, it is simple, and PERFECTLY manicured.  
I wonder if they have to trim those shrubs daily?
… and then at Christmas, you could swap out the globe topiaries, for mini Christmas trees (and a lush garland to boot).  
Overall, I prefer a black front door, but there is something very clean and “winter white” about this scene.  I wonder if the door is white all year around, or if they painted it just for Christmas?!  Wouldn’t that be extravagant??
And don’t get me started on that live moss wreath – perfect all year around if you ask me.  I saw one at a local florist a few weeks ago, but for $250, I decided to pass (as though $250 for a wreath was even an option!)

Knock Knock

Nope, this post is not about a terrible joke, but about my love of front doors.  Having lived in city apartments for the last five years, I’ve never had my own front door, but I dream all the time how I’d like it to look.

I actually think that front doors say a lot about who you are, and what to expect on the inside of your home.  Don’t they add a ton of personality to a building??

rustic doors Colourful Front Doors

I am LOVING the roughed up rustic doors with old bronze pulls, crooked slats, dings, cracks and character, but I also love a good colorful door.  It says, “this home is happy… come on in”!  (how fabulous is the pink door above??)

Rustic Doors
Colourful Front Doors
I love the yellow against the grey brick – it doesn’t need a lot of additional decor around it since it makes such a strong statement.
Red front door Rustic Doors
modern front doors

How awesome is this bubblegum pink door – with the white walls, and modern cacti, I picture the owners living their lives in the poolside cabana, cool cocktails in hand.

Rustic Teal Doors

This red door brightens up a dark stone stairway… it looks damp and cold, but I imagine a warm cozy living room with a steaming cup of tea waiting in there…

front doorsdoors front doors

Look at that iron scroll work on both of these – the doors on the left say “french bourgeois”, while the doors on the right say “hot Havana nights”, but both scream “fabulous.”

Red Door

A simple red door on a dark farmhouse – the lack of detail here is what makes the most impact.  My favorite part?  The old iron pull on the door.

Rustic blue doors
red door

I could go on and on forever… will someone make a coffee table book of JUST doorways??