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Front Entry Redo

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: June, 2013, Page 52
Photo by Art Holeman



Lost & Found

Reworking a front entry results in a more inviting setting

THE IDEA
The route to the front door of this Phoenix residence was confusing, and the walkway needed updating. With the help of landscape designer David Jernigan, the homeowners hoped to create a more inviting entry.

THE PLAN
By redirecting the walk from the parking area on the 21/2-acre estate, visitors could easily find their way to the front door. Incorporating climbing vines would add to the European country ambience.

THE DESIGN
Worn tile was removed from around an existing mosaic “rug” at the entry and replaced with upside-down Saltillo tile. The addition of shutters, plants, urns and a cushioned iron bench warms up the space.

THE PLANTS
Cat’s claw vines scramble up the walls of the adobe home, vinca major serves as a groundcover along the walkway, and pots are filled with annuals. For more on this home.
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