Chesapeake Cottage Revival
The Designer: James Cramer, stylist and designer, Keedysville, Maryland
The Challenge: Brighten up an old covered porch
The Solution: Incorporate modern materials to add new energy. Narrow zinc planters filled with both dried and fresh miscanthus foliage make this relatively short door (6 foot 2 inches tall, which was common in the past) appear loftier. Create a container focal point by tucking in pots of 'Wasabi' coleus and chartreuse sweet potato vines. Moonlight-hued pumpkins and gourds amp up the glow.