Friday, June 27, 2008

Simple ways to add curb appeal

Better Homes & Gardens website has a great article on how to improve curb appeal. Following are a few pictures from the article:

The gorgeous pots beside the door, painted in the same colour as the door add impact and make this entry stunning. I'm loving the black door.

This beautiful garden path with the gorgeous can lounge make you feel like you're home before you get to the front door.

Resurfacing the driveway or cleaning up an existing driveway make the home look well cared for.

Adding potted colour near the entry make it look more inviting. A little bit of greenery goes a long way - you don't need a huge garden to make a great first impression.

Having a home that looks very neat and tidy gives the impression that the home is well loved - this may mean a home needs repainting. Clean windows and the flower boxes draw attention to the beautiful sash windows which is a special feature of the home. Adding a little front porch over the door is a quick and easy way to add value and interest to a boring home.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Inspiring Designers

Eric Cohler is a designer that uses lots of layering in his designs which makes each room interesting without being cluttered.

These rooms by Celerie Kemble show that a neutral colour palate with touches of colour can create a very glamourous look.

These beautiful images are by Sheila Bridges. I love that she is unafraid to use colour in her interiors.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Beautiful Front Porch

This gorgeous porch from Country Home Magazine is a great example of why we called ourselves Porch Light Interiors. The front porch is a taste of what is to come. It shows the style of the home owners before you set foot in the house. It is an important first impression that determines whether you can't wait to step inside and see what is behind the door or whether you want to turn back around and head for the gate. I know if this was the porch waiting for me when I turned up at someones home I would be excited to see what the rest of the house had in store.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Porchlight Interiors

Welcome to Porchlight Interiors blog. We hope you enjoy this beautiful image from Kathryn Ireland while we figure out how to do this blog thing!!!