Architect Christopher Cahill at the grand entrance of his Wesley Heights home. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
This contemporary wooden plank door, on a Bethesda home by Rill Architects, hits the sweet spot between modern and traditional. Choose these streamlined pieces to capture the vibe:
The Serralunga “Kabin” planter, at AllModern.com
The Salsbury Industries standard mailbox, at Mailboxes.com
“Petaluma” lanterns, at Crate & Barrel
Photograph by Jim Darling Photography.
A splash of cool, crisp blue keeps this Alexandria Colonial by SBK Architecture and SLD Interiors from turning basic. Go for classic accents with a homey feel to get the look:
“Madera” lantern sconce, at Restoration Hardware
Architectural Mailboxes antique brass house numbers, at Lowe’s
Shine Company cedar barrel planters, at Wayfair.com
($197-set of four).
Architect Wakako Tokunaga introduced a mod burst of color at a client’s home in Silver Spring. Replicate the sunshiney sensibility with cheerful accessories:
“Papaja” plant pot, at Ikea
Richard Schultz “Fresh Air” chair, at AllModern.com
Raw-aluminum house numbers, at CB2
This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Washingtonian.