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Monday, October 18

My stoop makeover



I was feeling lately like my stoop leading to my apartment was looking a little boring and blah.

With a little bit of fall in the air now in San Francisco, I thought it might be time for a makeover.

Something low maintenance and relatively easy to put together was what I had in mind.

After a little trip to the flower market and the pumpkin patch and I was ready for the transformation!

It really feels much more welcoming to me and really freshened the space up.
What do you think?
What do you have by your front door? Do you even bother to "decorate" your entrance?


The stoop just looked so bare



New topiaries and ivy and baby boxwood


My helpers were less than pleased with sharing the backseat of the car


I fell in love with the cream and white and pale green color palette


Progress


Loved the color of these green/grey pumpkins


The little boxwood are adorable

33 comments:

My Notting Hill said...

Looks wonderful. Your helpers are too cute! (wouldn't you love to have the transcript of what they were thinking?)

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

You did a great job. Love it. Must get Halloween decorations up today. So behind. You've inspired me. Have a great week.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks great Grant! We drove out to the country this weekend and came home with lots of white pumpkins. Never would have thought to use topiaries!

La Maison Fou said...

Great looking stoop Grant. Love your helpers too!
I am sure they have a lot of imput in the design process.
L.

kayce hughes said...

Looks great. I love the non orange pumpkins and the topiaries are the perfect addition.

Ronnie said...

It's Beautiful, Grant.
Love the topiary addition and the pumpkin post "finial".
You're hooked now! Your porch will never be bare during any season!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gibson,

But how to you keep folks from swiping from your stoop? I am in NY and believe me, those autumnal decorations would not last a minute! Sigh... SF must be so much more civil than NYC.....


Georgia Frasch

Grant K. Gibson said...

Georgia,

You are RIGHT! I am a little concerned. But, the good news is that they are only pumpkins and not all that valuable. My front stoop is sort of hidden in a way from the street, so that makes it a little bit better that it doesn't exactly get as much attention.

Grant

red ticking said...

love the stoop! so happy... xx

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

Those pumpkins are fabulous! Love the green and white combination. Hope you had a lovely weekend and stayed dry in the rain we had yesterday! See you around the neighborhood :)

Anonymous said...

I never thought that I would like something without the traditional orange. But, you Mr. Gibson have done it again. Always keeping us on our toes. SO chic!

Eddie Ross, eat your heart out!

thingsthatsparkle said...

Ohh it looks absolutely gorgeous! Those grey pumpkins are incredible.

www.thingsthatsparkleblog.blogspot.com

shiree segerstrom said...

Love the helpers! Nice job on your front doorstep! Shiree'

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Now you are talking!!!!!!

Design in the Woods said...

I love the pumpkin colors. Your helpers are adorable!

pam@pixelimpress said...

gorgeous! i love using something other than the traditional orange. pam

Anonymous said...

Love your doggies! Your steps and stoop look so nice. The little topiaries wouldn't last 5 minutes in my 'hood! Lots of sticky fingers around me, lol.

Brillante Home Decor said...

Love the composition and you can also eat some of it when tired of the look! At least that is what I do, I make gnocchi out of pumpkins or risotto di zucca or...

Brittany Stiles said...

It's perfect! Not too much, and beautiful color selection. I loved it so much I blogged about you. Thanks!

mary said...

I love those helpers! And the stoop looks good, too--not even one orange pumpkin? I guess that I'm just old fashioned.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Mary,

Maybe I will have to add one orange pumpkin just for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a transformation! Love your helpers, too!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Ooooh, spooky and groovy all rolled into one ; )

Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

Ideezine said...

Grant,

Great choices and a little goes a long way for sure. I just added new plants to my porch this morning also, marigold, white mini rose bush, burgundy mum, green-grey Artemis powis castle and a small pumpkin for the season.

Your sweet helpers are the best!

Bette

katiedid said...

Looks fantastic Grant! I love the grey pumpkins....I am going to have to hot the pumpkin patch! You have inspired me!

Topaz said...

Just came across your blog for the first time and really enjoy it. And I'm going to emulate your work on the stoop in my own little private courtyard. Looking forward to seeing lots of your work in the future.

Neutral Dwelling said...

Love your stoop makeover! If you happen to be on flickr- would love to invite you to add to our fall door decor group @ http://www.flickr.com/groups/fall_dwelling/

Anonymous said...

looks great

Terrie Hall said...

I have to find those types of pumpkins....this weekend! I love them! Your entry is perfect!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love it! I absolutely decorate the front porch! Well done!!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

i've seen those steps.... :)

they look lovely!

-a

theduchessofH said...

I love the white pumpkins, but I love your white pups even more!

I saw my first white pumpkin this month when a friend brought one over. That's about the extent of my outdoor decorating this fall.

Lisa said...

I am totally copying this. Don't be surprised when you come to Oakland and my house looks just like yours. From the outside, at least.

 

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