Whether you’re considering selling your home, or simply ready for a fresh look, we all know the importance of a first impression. This stunning Wilmington, North Carolina, home is brimming with personality and charm that begins at the curb and reaches around the entire coastal property. Here we take a closer look at the individual items that add up to major impact.

Color Palette—Vegetation Inspiration

Taking a cue from nature, this green home blends seamlessly with the vegetation surrounding it. The white trim and black shutters feel crisp and classic.

Paint Colors


The lush climate of Wilmington is a gardener’s dream. And the Dwarf Palmetto is a great foundation shrub.
First Impressions - Palms

House Numbers

The simple house numbers feel clean and modern. 5 in. Satin Nickel Floating House Number, $9 each,

House Numbers

Light Fixtures

The traditional bronze light fixtures flanking the front doors add symmetry and radiate a warm glow at night. Andover Antique Bronze Outdoor Wall Light, $275 each,

First Impressions - Light Fixture

Door Knockers

The pair of large lion’s head door knockers lends an instant dose of glamour. Cast Iron Lion Head Door Knocker, $47 each, treasuregurus.comFirst Impressions - Door Knocker


The louvered shutters add a bit of classic southern charm. Black Louvered Shutters, $41 per pair,
First Impressions - Shutters


This geometric doormat gives just a splash of pattern. DM Madeline Mat by Kosas Home, $33,
First Impressions - Doormat

Copy this look to enhance your summer curb appeal! Eager to see more Curb Appeal inspiration? Click here to view more styles and shopping guides.

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