New York City based Compass, a real estate platform helps people find not just their home, but the neighborhood that best fits their personality and needs. It inspired me to share our house story! Every purchase or rental agreement involves a story of how that house or apartment came to be your home. Our latest home purchase was a little bit of knowing what we wanted and a little bit leap of faith. I didn’t actually see our house until a year after we purchased it. We were relocating back to Connecticut from Southern California and the logistics of seeing the house just didn’t align….and I really wanted this house. It was in the neighborhood we wanted, walking distance to town, enough bedrooms and baths and it had a front porch. We have lived in several houses. Fifteen. Some for years and others for just a matter of months while we renovated another or during a long distance move. But in every house we have made sure that the entryway is welcoming.
I use Edison style bulbs for a nice warm glow in the lanterns and write different messages on the glass door with a water-based Sharpie paint pen. Your entryway is the first impression that people have when visiting. I hope mine says, come on in…..the door is always open!
Decorating for any holiday or season starts with the front porch. In the summer we plant ferns and by Labor Day, it’s mums getting ready for Halloween. While it’s still warm enough to plant, but the mums have seen better days, I look for something evergreen to put in the planters that will get us to Spring. This year Spring has come so late that we skipped planting tulips and pansies and went straight to ferns. Spring is still slow in getting here, but I’m ready for “porch season!”