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5 Front Stoop Designs With Serious Curb Appeal

Entryway staples sure to elicit neighbour envy

By Eric Mutrie


Nordic Illumination

Great lighting is key to an inviting entry or doorstep. This die-cast aluminum Louis Poulsen LED sconce was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. Available in grey, black or white. $1790, at Design Within Reach.

Postal Service

As a rule, metal accents weather well and give a home industrial character. CB2’s iron mailbox brings that character in spades, while exposed welding seams announce its hand-craftedness. Plus, it’s big enough for magazines, which as you may expect is important to us. $120, at CB2.


Orange Crush

Find that an orange door is too bold? Opt for a brightly coloured welcome mat instead. This durable spun-vinyl Chilewich shag rug is quick drying and mould resistant. Pick from three sizes. From $62, at Ziggy’s at Home.


Pleats to Meet You

Set MSDS Studio’s understated Pleated earthenware vase on your front step and bring some plant life to the yard – even if you lack the space or time for landscaping. Dish and planter sizes are also available, all with self-watering wicks. $50, at Umbra.


For Hire

Facades by architect Reza Aliabadi always excite. Case in point: Shaft House, done as a joint venture with Ali Malek-Zadeh. We love the project’s carport, plus the pairing of timber and Corten. Oversized house numbers and an orange door are definite eye catchers. Atelier RZLBD and Urbanscape Group.

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