John replaces the siding-clad columns for Craftsman-style tapered timber columns that are more in keeping with the home's original character. The couple only used the front yard as a path from the driveway so John swapped out the small lawn for a new, wide walkway surrounded by heuchera, pentas, succulents and low-maintenance grasses.
To make the home pop, designer John Gidding chooses sunny yellow for the siding and cheery turquoise for the front door. The winding stairs are straightened and widened to draw more attention to the front entry which is shaded by an arbor, planted with fragrant honeysuckle. The homeowners aren't big fans of mowing the grass so John eliminated the lawn in favor of a wide stone path flanked by low-maintenance plants.