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Warm Welcome. The plants on either side of the door are structured, but not overly so, for a more casual look. Brenner chose the concrete planters, but relied on the nursery to select the plants. The designer stayed with the warmth of wood for the front door. The exterior was changed from a pale green to a very dark gray, which looks more sophisticated and grounded.

“I felt strongly about keeping it historically accurate, but aesthetics came into play. [The homeowner] is a fan of midcentury-modern style, so we had to bring it into the Craftsman. It was a bit of a challenge, but we made it work.”

HOW DO YOU RESPECT THE PERIOD style of your historic home while adding your favorite modern design elements to it? As this project illustrates, there are creative ways you can honor history and just reinvent it a bit.

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