Architect Julia Morgan, whose original design is seen in the curved detail of the front entry and doors in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, often placed an emphasis on an interplay between exterior and interior spaces. The French doors seen here open wide to create a continuous gathering area between the front garden and entry.
Thick, vivid plant life decorates the grounds hugging the white garden fence. The gate is covered with an open archway and thick, winding ivy. A large bed of yellow flowers draws the eye while red and pink blooms add a pop of extra color.
This elegant entry in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 features a glamorous chandelier, arched windows, and natural artistic elements. Designers Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn took inspiration from the lines and shapes in the garden and integrated them into the foyer.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
A brick driveway extends into a walkway toward the entrance creating a gorgeous, textured base for the exterior of this home. Mirrored garden sections and potted trees frame the way to the arched front door. Outdoor sconces cast a warm glow to brighten the home.