Curb Appeal: Winter Layers in Jamaica Plain
A JP home that protects against the elements in style.
Functional and chicâ€”this Jamaica Plain exterior proves you can indeed have it all. The front entry boasts smart winter layers, with a beautifully detailed storm door over the substantial front door. But rather than weigh down the front entry, the two doors form a perfect duo: airy, welcoming, and cleverly stylish.
The Victorian-style design of the storm door, which features four large open panels framed by simple, gorgeous detailing, offers just the right amount of weight. Painted a stunning coral hue, the slim framing holds it own against the heavy door underneath without covering it up. In fact, its open design plays up the front doorâ€™s double windows, highlighting the best features behind it. Intricately carved brackets further define the entry, and the charming vignette is completed with stout house numbers and a classic wall mount lantern.
You, too, can transform your storm door into an key element of curb appeal. To avoid a bulky outer layer, select a style thatâ€™s at least half openâ€”think slim framing and details around the glass, rather than mostly covered. If you crave the ornate nature of a Victorian-style design like this JP home, consider a style like this that features classic accents. But clean, straight lines are more you, just elevate the hardware store usuals with an unexpected color. A facade with such detail calls for hefty house numbers like these (pictured below) that wonâ€™t get lost in the shuffle. And illuminate your refreshed space with an of-the-era accent thatâ€™s both grounded and echos the elements, like this French Country lantern (pictured below).
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