Designer Steven Gambrel created an inviting outdoor space using unconventional entrance décor pieces.
Many covered outdoor areas — especially deep porches — lend themselves to attractive entrance décor. And many do decorate back porches, or screened porches, overlook the front entrance since the owner may use it less.
While the white shingles and blue shutters of this 19th century cottage are charming on their own, New York designer Steven Gambrel added several unexpected details to create a welcoming entrance. The gnarled table table base, composed of natural weathered tree limbs sets the organic tone for the space. A tall woven wicker basket can easily contain umbrellas. And simply potted container plants – note the inexpensive galvanized steel tub used as the planter — add metal texture to a stone-floor patio. Placing a lamp on an outdoor patio can add wonderful low light provided there is enough shelter to keep it safe. Overall, this approach combines colors, textures and a few different materials plus plants to soften the look of the porch. What better way to welcome home family and guests than with an enchanting entry?
(Source: Garden Design)
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