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A modern edge brings a traditional colonial up-to-date

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Rethink the front door
Thomas J. Story

Rethink the front door

Instead of standard-issue colonial red, the family’s front door is painted kelly green. “I wanted something a bit more organic that would tie into the trees,” Kane says. The original molding surrounding the door pops even more when painted black. “You get that this house is young and fun, but also in line with the architecture,” says designer Frances Merrill. Door paint: Bottle Green 3022; finepaintsofeurope.com.


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