Love these plants for the front planter box - create a sense of privacy at the front door. Shade loving container gardening, planters for front porch, ferns, hydrangea and sweet potato vine. Gorgeous and welcoming.
Would make a terrific mudroom entrance --- hooks for jackets, baskets for hats/mittens/hiking gear, etc. A bench to put on/take off shoes. The corner windows are a nice touch. The room has such a warm feeling to it.
Wainscotting, dark railing, dark treads with light floor! These were the three products that gave me the look I desired. Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut, Burnt Umber semi opaque craft paint, and Minwax Wipe On Poly.