Quaint accessories—a copper gooseneck light, hammered house numbers, and a sly fox (at eye level)—play up the country character of painted shingles and stone steps. Twining mandevilla vines (buy small or large and just lean the supports against the house) and lavender in weathered pots add a sweet, slightly unbridled feel.
To buy: Gooseneck light SLS-508 in copper (14 inches), $272, hammerworks.com for stores. Arts and Crafts house numbers in copper (4 inches), $11 each, themetalpeddler.com. Fox door knocker in solid brass (6 by 2 inches), $13, hoah.biz. Provence urn (similar to shown), $395, frontgate.com. Cherry-blossom coir doormat, $17, costplusworldmarket.com. Green patina planters, $24 and $29 each, potterybarn.com (limited supplies). Paint on front door: Impervex indoor/outdoor in Lichen Green 2150-20, from $41 a gallon, benjaminmoore.com for stores.
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