How To Have The Nicest House In The Street


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Symmetry!

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And what better way than with beautiful topiaries?!

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There’s one thing I know for sure … from my Real Estate adventures … first impressions count.

Street appeal is everything.

Besides keeping your lawns and gardens tidy, and the condition of your home in tip top condition, a striking front entrance can make all the difference.

It’s a scientific fact that the human mind is constantly drawn to anything that embodies some aspect of symmetry … consistency, proportion, balance and order … in nature, music, art and architecture.

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Wherever I can, I will always try to add some symmetry (in particular topiaries) to every front entrance.

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Here are some more of my absolute favourites.

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Traditional Home

London Planters

Striking, contrasting front doors add street appeal too, especially when teamed with shiny door hardware.

Classic Casual Home

 And this is a back door entrance!

Tone On Tone

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Shelter Interior Design

Henhurst Interiors

Greenery pops against neutral paint colours!

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Coldwell Banker

Luxe Interior Design

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Oh the shingles! I digress.

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Kenneth Vona

Linda McDougald Design

Not to mention the shingles, stone and beautiful joinery here as well!

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Why not inside as well?

Midwest Living

 And a few to remind us that Christmas is not that far away!

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La Dolfina

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Happy Wednesday!

A-M xx

A-M

This is where I muse about home design, interiors, life with my boys and other stuff that stops my heart. I own my own Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia.

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2 Comments

  • Angela
    November 26, 2014 at 7:31 am

    These look beautiful! Sadly, my house has a side entrance, in fact but for the footpath down the whole side of the house you wouldn’t know it was there. Our block is only 10 metres wide so not a lot of room to work with and I’ve got to admit it has me baffled as to how to achieve some impact.

    Any thoughts as to how to work some magic A-M?

  • Elizabeth
    November 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

    A-M, I so love the topiary plants and planters you always use but have never been able to find anything for our narrow front entrance. I live in Brisbane and was wondering if you have any suggestions on sourcing these? Many thanks

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About ‘A-M’

This is where I muse about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys. I am starting my next house build, 'The Next House That A-M Built', and hope to have some action on site in March, 2017. While I am building I will continue to run my Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. I have an unrivalled staging inventory which enables me to present all manner of homes in their absolute best light for sale. It brings me such joy to be able to do Real Estate so differently and achieve great results for my clients. I am so grateful to be living such a creative and exciting life ... that I have created ... through blood, sweat, tears and physio appointments! A-M xx

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