Strike a high note on an otherwise toned-down entry with a pop of color. This home has classic craftsmanship, such as fluted pilasters and a starburst transom, but what really shines—other than a cute pup—is the deep blue paneled door with shiny brass accessories.
Paint Color: Gentleman's Gray (2062-20); benjaminmoore.com
Light: Beacon Hill, $308; 1800lighting.com for retailers
Door Knocker: Solid Brass "S" Style Door Knocker, $35.29; houseofantiquehardware.com
Container: Cauldron Pot in Blue, $220, available through Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery; 205/328-1000
Accent Piece: Brass Mail Slot, $16.99; amazon.com