As Monday is the first day of the week,
I thought it may be fun to introduce a new weekly series
focussing on front entrances,
which also represent a beginning,
or a threshold through which we pass from exterior to interior.
(They also happen to be one
of my favourite elements
of the building design process,
Starting with the timeless appeal of
green plantings & white buildings.
Where the emphasis is not so much on the door itself,
but on framing it with a living, changing diorama.
Romantic, dramatic, classic or modern ~ leafy plants can
create all of these effects because the focus is on simplicity.
And while I adore colour,
there are some occasions when holding back on it,
and simply letting various tones of just one colour shine though,
(especially when it is a living, changing thing)
can create the most spectacular entrance.
From a little pot of evergreen by the door,
to a pleached avenue of birches,
the greenery exudes a welcoming gesture.
middle row: left
bottom row: Piet Boon