Real Estate

Front door distinction

Five inviting finds that add charm and character to your entryway

Welcome guests into your home with this quirky and cute doormat. Made from coir, a natural and renewable material extracted from coconuts, this mat marries style with function, all while keeping things eco-friendly.

$39.99, Menlo Park Hardware, 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park

Got a green thumb? Put flowers on display with this whimsical plant holder. Cast in aluminum, these bunnies can hold potted plants, floral arrangements and even garden tools.

$195, Paperwhirl, 230 University Ave., Palo Alto

This handcrafted birdhouse will be sure to attract feathered friends and the gaze of guests alike: Made with a universally-sized 1 1/2 inch opening, it can house a variety of native birds from bluejays to wrens to swallows.

$81, Ladera Garden & Gifts, 3130 Alpine Road, #380, Portola Valley

Personalize your entryway with signage that says "hello" with flair. Made from reclaimed wooden boards, these one-of-a-kind signs add a rustic feel to your entryway, accenting any blank wall near your door.

$43, Therapy Home, 275 Castro St., Mountain View

Add a burst of color to your front door with a classic door wreath, made from all-natural boxwood branches. Hang this wreath seasonally or all year round to brighten your doorway and bring greenery to an otherwise inanimate space.

$65, Harvest Furniture, 639 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park


This article appeared in print in the Spring Home + Garden Design 2016 publication.

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