very welcoming

House front with great curb appeal! Painted Black Front Door with large window panes and transoms above which makes for a bright entry foyer. Long Stone steps lead to the grand entry and tall wood planters with shaped topiaries

I love the idea of repainting the house in these kinds of earth tones and making the landscaping rustic.

French urns flank entry to Spanish-style courtyard; Palm Design Group via Bailey B // double entry/ entry into courtyard then into house.

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The beautiful brick archway and wrought iron gates gives way to an Andalusian style patio full of flowers and iron furniture.

Lavender and Ash: Tips to a Fabulous Foyer

Entryway Decorating Ideas --like the idea of putting windows on either side of the front door, especially when the door just opens into the room and there's no entryway or foyer. It dresses up the door and creates a focal point.