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Front Door

Milliken Millwork Camelia Decorative Z000482R fiberglass and wrought iron pre-hung door, $1,376.50, homedepot.com; Brookshire single-cylinder brass handleset in matte black finish, $139, schlage.com for stores

Paint

Warm Gold by Glidden

Doormat

Home & More Monty Welcome 17" x 29" coir doormat, $45, hayneedle.com

Chair

Parisian Bistro rattan and synthetic-wicker chair in black and white, $295, wshome.com

Light Fixture

Curled Frame 20"-tall steel and seeded-glass outdoor lantern, $179, shadesoflight.com

House Numbers

Villa Roma Hand-Painted 8" x 16" porcelain house number plaque in red, $130, ceramichousenumber.com

Planter

For a similar look, try Home Decorators Collection Acanthus 20"H x 16"-diameter fiberglass urn in aged charcoal, $69, homedepot.com. We filled ours with coleuses and petunias from Proven Winners.

Front Door

4082-R primed wood door, from $887, roguevalleydoor.com for stores; Belmont Sideplate brass lock set in polished finish, $168, emtek.com for stores 

Paint

Dishy Coral by Sherwin-Williams

Doormat

Kendra Trellis 18" x 30" coir doormat, $29, potterybarn.com

House Numbers

Rustic 4 ½"-tall cast iron and metal house numbers in aged brass finish, $10 each, robsrustics.etsy.com

Chair

Caluco Amelie polyurethane wicker and powder-coated-aluminum chair, $494, luxedecor.com. We had the cushion upholstered in Premier Prints Vertical Stripe polyester outdoor fabric in greenage, $9 per yard, fabric.com.

Light Fixture

LED Fiber Weave 19"H x 24 ¼"-diameter polyurethane-coated fiber twine outdoor pendant, $512, shadesoflight.com

Planter

Round Basket 25"H x 14"-diameter wrought iron plant stand, $88, shopterrain.com. We put a potted fern on ours.

Front Door and Wreath

Door: Masonite 6-panel fir door, from $172, homedepot.com for stores; Addison brass single-cylinder handleset and accent lever in satin nickel finish, from $139, schlage.com for stores. Wreath: Lemon to Lemon 20"-diameter Styrofoam, silk, and plastic vinyl wreath, $105, delafleur.etsy.com

Paint

Speedboat by Behr

Doormat

J & M Home Fashions Lovers Knot Coco coir doormat in beige, $30, amazon.com

Pillow

Lemon 18" x 18" polyester poplin pillow cover, $35, and insert, $7, both latte-design.com

Pillow

Triangles 3 18" x 18" polyester poplin pillow cover, $34, and insert, $7, both latte-design.com 

Pillow

Watermelon 7 1/2" x 16 1/2" linen and cotton pillow, $32, dearvioletshop.com

Bench

Norråker 40 1/2"W x 11 1/2"D x 17 3/4"H white birch bench, $69, ikea.com. We painted ours Fresh Apple by Behr.

Front Door

Craftsman 6-lite 2-panel primed steel door, from $330, jeld-wen.com for stores; Weslock Unigard metal entry set in polished brass finish with Impressa knob, $98.50, build.com

Paint

Nautical by Dunn-Edwards

Doormat

Bluebell coir and PVC doormat, $30, crateandbarrel.com 

Outdoor Chair

Shine Company Westport cedar Adirondack chair in lemon yellow, $145, atgstores.com 

Outdoor Pillow

Diamond 16" x 16" polyester pillow, $39, dotandbo.com 

Light Fixture

Hooded 10"-tall brass outdoor wall light in polished finish, $260, shiplights.com 

Front Door

1-panel single-hip painted African mahogany door, from $650, woodportdoors.com for stores; Baldwin Madison Sectional Trim single-lock keyed brass handleset in lifetime polished finish, from $395, baldwinhardware.com for stores; 3"-tall brass house numbers, $5.50 each, rchhardware.com

Paint

Darling Lilac paint by Kelly-Moore

Doormat

Teal Floral Bicycle coir and vinyl doormat, $8, kmart.com

Light Fixture

Wesco Vented 9 ¾"H x 12"-diameter powder-coated-aluminum outdoor pendant in teal with red cloth cord, $229, barnlightelectric.com

Outdoor Pillow

Nourison Mina Victory Embroidered Flowers 18" x 18" polyester pillow, $48, overstock.com

Garden Chair

Protected teak garden chair, $498, shopterrain.com

Front Door

AAW Hand-Carved 1-panel Brazilian mahogany door, from $824.50, doornmore.com; Lausanne double-cylinder keyed brass handleset in satin nickel finish, $324, emtek.com for stores

Paint

Asparagus Fern by Dunn-Edwards

Light Fixture

Possini Delevan 13"-tall steel outdoor light in brushed nickel finish, $150, lampsplus.com

Chair and Outdoor Pillow

Chair: Retro Squares steel chair in aquatic, $199, grandinroad.com; Pillow: Richloom Solarium Colorblock 18" x 18" polyester pillow cover, $24, designerpillows4u.etsy.com; insert, from $10, pillowflex.com

House Numbers

Distressed 6¼"-tall aluminum house numbers in fern green, $15 each, shop.dropmetal.com

Doormat

Room Essentials Hello Cursive coir and PVC doormat, $13, target.com

Front Door

Smooth-Pro 6-panel fiberglass door, from $322, jeld-wen.com for stores; Modern single-cylinder brass entry set in satin nickel finish, $168, emtek.com for stores

Paint

Bright Blue by Glidden

Light Fixture

Arrington 13"-tall steel outdoor wall light in oil-rubbed-bronze finish, $100, lampsplus.com

Outdoor Pillow

Fresh American 22" x 22" polypropylene pillow in mingled fuchsia, $58, annieselke.com

Chair

Holly aluminum and HDPE wicker chair, $269, grandinroad.com

Doormat

Pom Graphic Design polyester doormat in raspberry blossoms, $46, kessinhouse.com

Table

Millie 18"H x 14"-diameter powder-coated-metal stool in black, $120, emissaryusa.com for stores

Front Door, DIY It

Hammer in furniture nails to adorn the top and bottom of the door’s center panel. Architectural fiberglass door, from $1,339, jeld-wen.com for stores; Baldwin Baltimore Single Cylinder Mortise brass handleset in oil-rubbed-bronze finish, $276.50, build.com. Agave Ironworks 1 5/8"-diameter iron furniture nails in black, $3.50 each, lowes.com

Paint

Fertile Green by Behr

Log Holder

Frame 18"W x 12"D x 48"H steel log holder, $199, crateandbarrel.com

Chair

Nardi Zac Spring resin folding chair in red, $75, cozydays.com

Doormat

Black Stripes coir doormat, $37, bambeco.com

Planter

Threshold Reactive Glaze 16"H x 18"-diameter resin planter in red, $40, Target stores. We filled ours with a holly bush

Light Fixture

Superior Moravian Star 18"-tall glass and metal outdoor light in white, $455, shadesoflight.com

House Numbers

Modern 6"-tall powder-coated-aluminum house numbers in red, $34 each, moderndwellnumbers.com

Front Door

Classic-Craft Canvas fiberglass door, from $618, thermatru.com for stores; Camelot one-side-keyed brass handleset in bright chrome finish, $148, schlage.com for stores; Classic Ring brass door knocker in polished nickel finish, $85, rejuvenation.com

Paint

Victorian Plum by PPG The Voice of Color

Light Fixture

Feiss Monterey 13 1/2"-tall metal outdoor hanging light in brushed aluminum finish, $245, lampsplus.com

Outdoor Pillow

Mina Victory Weeds 20" x 20" polyester pillow, $33, dfohome.com

Chair

Compamia La Plaza Lucca plastic chairs in orange, $140 for a set of 2, wayfair.com

Doorstop

Squirrel 4”-tall cast-iron doorstop, $8, worldmarket.com

Doormat

Home & More Stripe coir doormat, $31.50, hayneedle.com

Plant Stand

Hip Haven Retro Bullet 23”H (overall) x 15 3/4”-diameter fiberglass planter with steel tripod stand, $165. lumens.com. We filled ours with dahlias. 

Front Door

4033 door with square sticking flat panel, $515, roguevalleydoor.com for buying info; Southwest Forge & Door Ltd. Aztec steel entryset in antique copper finish, $320, thehardwarehut.com

Paint

Lagoon by Sherwin-Williams

Light Fixture

Vaxcel Lighting Franklin 12 3/4"H x 10"-diameter brass 1-light wall sconce in copper finish, $156, build.com

Outdoor Pillow

Nourison Mina Victory Leopard Print 20" x 20" polyester pillow in orange, $33, overstock.com

Hanging Chair

Swingasan 29 1/2"W x 30"D x 47 3/4"H wrought iron and plastic chair in mocha, $300, and Swingasan 45" x 22" polyester cushion in ivory, $70, both pier1.com

Doormat

Kess InHouse Navajo Dreams doormat, $73, allmodern.com

Address Plaque

Urban Mettle 20" x 12" steel vertical planter in rust with 4 magnetic brushed-aluminum address numbers, $250, urbanmettle.com. We filled ours with succulents.

Front Door

Belleville 6-panel camber top smooth fiberglass door, $280, masonite.com for buying info; Orleans brass entry set in satin nickel finish, $274, emtek.com for buying info

Paint

Pure Periwinkle by Glidden

Light Fixture

Franklin Iron Works Franklin Park 8 1/2"-diameter galvanized steel ceiling light, $100, lampsplus.com

Outdoor Pillow

Aimee St. Hill Baroque Blue 16" x 16" polyester-cotton-blend pillow, $44, kessinhouse.com

House Numbers

French-style blue 4 1/4"-tall ceramic house numbers, $19 each, rejuvenation.com

Doormat

River Stone mat in multi, $59, vivaterra.com

Planter

We put petunias in ours. Bremen Tall Round 21"H x 13 3/4"-diameter clay planter in blue, $99, borderconcepts.com for buying info

Chair

Powder-coated-steel bistro chairs, $159 for a set of 2, gardeners.com

Mailbox

Envelope iron mailbox in antique silver finish, $49, potterybarn.com

Front Door

Arbor Grove Collection three-panel fiberglass door, $785, clopay.com for stores; Paint: Witching Hour by ColorLife by Sherwin-Williams; Baldwin Prestige Avendale handleset with Tobin lever in polished brass, $189, homedepot.com;

Welcome Mat

Kosas Home DM Trinity coir doormat in orange, $35, wayfair.com

House Numbers

Step Edge 2 3/4"-tall zinc-plated cast-iron house numbers, $3 each, houseofantiquehardware.com

Doorbell

Hammered Style 4"-tall doorbell button in antique brass finish, $10, lampsplus.com

Table

Leona 20"H x 16"-diameter powder-coated iron table, $99, grandinroad.com

Porch Light

Luna Clear 10"-diameter glass and brass pendant, $169, schoolhouseelectric.com

Bench and Outdoor Pillows

Claire 45 1/2"W x 23"D x 38 1/4"H hardwood bench in poppy, $199, grandinroad.com; Pillows (left to right): Pillow Perfect Summer Breeze 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" polyester pillow, $44 for a set of 2, wayfair.com; Rebecca Allen The Lady of Shalott 16" x 16" polyester pillow in red, $45, denydesigns.com

Front Door

Pieces of wood molding were added to make a chevron pattern on this door. Click next to see how to create it. Smooth-Star fiberglass entry door, $370, thermatru.com for stores; Paint: Granny Smith Apple by Glidden; Kwikset Arlington #801ANLIP exterior handleset in Venetian bronze, $97.50, build.com; 4"-tall custom street number door decal in black, $10, leenthegraphicsqueen.com

Chevron Paneling How-To

Pencil in a rectangle on the upper part of the door, then a square on the lower part. Draw a line down the center of the door. Pencil in chevrons six inches apart in the rectangle and the square. Have a home or hardware store cut 1-inch thick shoe molding the same length as each line you drew, mitering all the ends. Affix the molding to the door using a heavy-duty adhesive such as Liquid Nails, and let dry. Paint the door and molding.

Welcome Mat

Classic Home Zuri coir doormat, $35, wayfair.com

Planter

Taper 16"W x 10"D x 14"H polyethylene planter in blue, $149, roomandboard.com. Coleus is planted here.

Outdoor Clock

Compass 16"-diameter cast-aluminum clock, $99, frontgate.com

Mailbox

Modern 12" x 14" metal mailbox, $30, HomeGoods stores

Birdhouse

Air Balloon 10 3/4"-tall ceramic birdhouse in lime, $38, anthropologie.com

Chair and Outdoor Pillow

Montclair Deluxe acacia armchair, $180, pier1.com; Fresh American Mingled 22" x 22" polypropylene pillow in tangerine, $58, dashandalbert.com

Front Door and Planter

2009 primed poplar and MDF entry door, $395, roguevalleydoor.com for stores; Schlage Addison adjustable exterior entry door handleset in lifetime bright brass finish, $104, lowes.com; Fleur de Lys 6"-tall door knocker in polished brass finish, $115, michaelhealy.com; Crescent Garden Estate Weathered Terracotta 21 3/4" x 24" resin planter, $235, jamaligarden.com.

House Numbers

Whitehall Classic 6"-tall zinc numbers in polished brass finish, $8 each, atgstores.com

Mailbox

Custom 15 1/4"W x 3 1/2"D x 6 1/4"H steel mailbox in apple red, $49, thebusbox.etsy.com

Snow Shovel

True Temper Arctic Blast Mountain Mover steel and poly shovel in blue, $39.50, wayfair.com

Welcome Mat

Tweet Tweet Holiday coir doormat, $29, thecompanystore.com

Doorbell

Heath Zenith 5"-tall metal push button in antique brass finish, $13.50, homedepot.com

Porch Light

Sea Gull Lighting Classic 7"-diameter pendant in polished brass finish, $119.50, wayfair.com

Front Door

AAW Inc. 112 unique panel design mahogany entry door, $980, doors4home.com; EZ Set BP-400-VN entry door handleset in black, $105.50, build.com

Paint

Babouche by Farrow & Ball

Chair

Garden Treasures Davenport wrought-iron chair, $31, lowes.com

Pillow

Manual Dizzy Daisy Field 18" x 18" polyester pillow, $36, outdoorpillowsonly​.com

Porch Light

Progress Lighting Westport Two-light 19 1/2"H x 11"-diameter aluminum wall lantern in black, $130.50, build.com

Planter

Allen + Roth 18"H x 21 3/4"-diameter plastic planter in green and brown, $30, lowes.com.

Welcome Mat

3-color medium reclaimed rope doormat in aqua with orange and yellow stripes, $79, mainefloatrope.com

Outdoor Clock

Medallion 21"-diameter cast-aluminum clock in verdigris, $149, frontgate.com

Front Door

ReliaBilt 6-lite prehung steel entry door, from $229, lowes.com; Kwikset Tavaris single-cylinder contemporary handleset in polished chrome, $132.50, build.com

Paint

Ancestry Violet by Behr

Planter

6 1/2"H x 7 1/2"-diameter hammered brass planter in antique silver finish, $30, jamaligarden.com. We filled ours with a jade plant. 

House Number

4" x 12" slate plaque in green and black, $66, signaturehardware.com

Doormat

Handwoven iron and plastic doormat in silver, $88, anthropologie.com

Outdoor Pillow

Thumbprintz Tribal Ikat 16" x 16" polyester pillow in plum, $30, overstock.com

Stool

Safavieh 18 1/2"H x 13"-diameter ceramic garden stool in silver, $145.50, lowes.com

Porch Light

Belden 14"H x 10 1/4"-diameter cast-iron and copper pendant in antique nickel finish, $299, potterybarn.com