Your house, sitting quietly on your suburban or urban patch, says a lot about you. Details such as the doors you choose, or statues you’ve placed in your garden, creates an image that is quintessentially you. Take a look at your property with a critical eye, and determine if the image projected is one you’re happy with.
A brown wooden door, either paneled or with a glass insert, is a classic look. This is the sophisticated upwardly mobile person who wishes to project an image of comfortable affluence. Garden statues for this person are complementary. They may be copies of classic statues such as “The Thinker” by Rodin, or the “Venus de Milo”, an ancient Greek statue by an unknown sculpture. Fountains in classic styles are also seen by a homeowner desiring to project this image.
Bird and animals lovers like to put small statues of deer, rabbits, raccoons and other animals amongst their shrubbery. Statues of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, are popular with these people, and often double as bird-feeders. The Savannah Bird Girl Statue, which also holds bird-seed, has become popular since being used in conjunction with the popular book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” by John Berendt. Animal lovers often like a touch of whimsy on their homes, and may choose to go with a colored door, such as blue or yellow.
Many people like to choose garden statuary that corresponds with their religious beliefs. Statues of the Virgin Mary, saints, or angles are seen in their gardens. These folks are generally conservative, and will usually go with a brown, black or white door.
Then there are your artsy people who love color and whimsy and truly decorate their yards and gardens with all kinds of statues. Wind-spinners, abstract sculptures in unusual shapes and colors, garden gnomes, and chain-saw bears and ship’s captains can be found happily lurking on these properties. Bright pink, red or green doors are often a sign of the artist.
Teachers or grandmothers, people who love being around children, may choose statues of children to adorn their gardens. A small row of children holding up a sign saying “Welcome” is a sweet way to greet guests. Fairies, elves and gnomes also show up in these gardens.
Your doors and garden statues create an image of your house. Let your true self shine forth!