"They just felt out of place and unwelcoming, and we realized we didn't need them," says Calder. In keeping with the more streamlined look, she also replaced the original columns with larger, squared-off ones that have a simpler, bolder presence.
Brightened the Entry
After experimenting with several shades of orange, Calder settled on a seafoam hue for her front door to hint at her coastal location. More modern galvanized sconces and metal house numbers replaced traditional brass versions.
Before: Victorian railings and columns, concrete floors, and unsuitable shutters created a style mishmash.