5 festive front doors in Calgary

The first impression of your home isn't forged in the foyer – it's set from the street. This winter, boost curbside charm by taking cues from homeowners in Calgary's tony Mount Royal neighbourhood. Decked out with fresh greenery, inspired container arrangements and statement-making wreaths, their beautifully decorated front doors serve as templates for celebrating the season in style.

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1. Fresh abundance

What's better than a pair of planters flanking a doorway? Well, four, of course! And when they're as big and bountiful as Ann Calvert's festive containers, there's really no need for a wreath. Made from zinc, the tall planters have a charming vintage patina that's perfectly suited to the home's stately mix of traditional Lutyens and Arts and Crafts styles.

Zinc planters, restorationhardware.com. Zinc planter arrangements, Diva's Gala. Concrete planters, chintz.com. Moselle 14-28 paint (on front door), prattandlambert.com.

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