We decided not to replace the railing as it opened up the front so much and we also opened up the view from inside. A new garden along the front (still in progress) of European Box, and twisted pines (soon) and some seaside daisies to soften it all up and I think it is a great improvement.
We are still doing some finishing jobs under the roof, and I still have to dress the front, once the floor is painted the charcoal on the door, but I can't get over how grown up it makes our home look. Not like a doll's house at all anymore.
You can see our new wicker roman blinds here, which we have everywhere else as well!
I hope the little pines grow fast, so I can whip them into shape like this one. We still have a lot to do in the garden...I have been enjoying pottering about out there now that the boy's are a little older, so hopefully it will all take shape soon.
Here is the lovely charcoal colour on our front door I was talking about in a previous post. I think it looks lovely against the warm grey and white.
You can actually see a lot more of the detail from our old stain glass door now.
...and it looks wonderful with our Christmas wreath. I am still deciding on the urns as Mum bought me 2 wooden planters (you know the square ones with tounge and groove panels and little balls on the 4 corners?) that I was thinking of painting white for my little topiaries...hmm!