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5 Front Stoop Designs With Serious Curb Appeal


Entryway staples sure to elicit neighbour envy


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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