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  1. Kathy Dirksen said:

    You have inspired me to update our front entrance and make it more welcoming! Your projects remind me what a difference small changes can make!

    April 15, 2015
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    • said:

      Hi Kathy!!! Thanks so much for those kind words:). If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have this front porch to decorate:). Good luck with your front entrance, I am sure it will look beautiful, you guys have such a pretty house!!!

      April 15, 2015
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  2. Karen said:

    Love the red….as long as you have to live with the red….if it were my home, which happens to be red, I would make friends with it and do more red. What I suggest to get more welcoming front entrance…paint in the same red, the planters and paint also the side light in red. It would open up the area and make your front stand out more. It’s only paint and you could change it later should you change the windows. Also paint red the upper planter box over the entrance area. Use red and WHITE plants in the planters and on the terraced area…for pop of color .

    April 16, 2015
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    • said:

      Karen, Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my Spring Front Porch and to comment! I love your suggestion of painting the trim around the sidelight red! I honestly had never thought about doing that and if I didn’t have to work tonight I might have already started painting it:). We had talked about painting the upper window box red as well but I was nervous about painting it after Jason had spent all the time making it only to change my mind down the road:). I plan on adding some red geraniums in the future too. I loved all of your suggestions and I appreciate your encouragement to “make friends” with the red:). Hope you are having a beautiful spring day, take care, Tara

      April 16, 2015
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      • Karen said:

        Glad you liked the ideas…just consider painting the pots and window boxes red…you can always re paint later….take a picture as it is now…then draw in red in those suggested areas, take a look see to get an idea of how it will look…also make sure to add WHITE flowers amidst the red….it makes the red ones stand out and white garden flowers give night time prettiness ! Yes it’s a lovely day in Connecticut…after such a hard winter…you have a great day and SPRING as well!

        April 16, 2015
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        • said:

          Karen, thank you again for your suggestions! I truly appreciate the time you spent reading and for your thoughtful comments. I am hoping to do some red painting this weekend:). I planted a few white Annabelle hydrangeas to the front of our house so I think they will be a great backdrop for some red flowers. Hope you are having a beautiful warm day up in Connecticut! It’s raining here today but we are suppose to hit almost 80 here tomorrow, I can’t wait! Take care, Tara

          April 17, 2015
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  3. Tara, I have been following your blog for the past month but don’t think I ever commented.

    I enjoy seeing your posts and ideas. I also follow The Inspired Room/Melissa but I have not purchased the book. After this post, I really am starting to believe I am missing out.

    April 17, 2015
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    • said:

      Windi, Thank you so so much for your sweet words and for following along with my blog! As I said above in my post the Inspired room and Melissa have truly been an inspiration to me through the years and I would definitely encourage you to check out “Love the Home you Have,” even if you just flip through it at your local bookstore:). Have a great day! Take care, Tara

      April 17, 2015
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