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5. Against the white backdrop, this porch is the pièce de résistance of the house facade, with its elegant black door with gold motifs and ornamental light fixtures.
6. Traditional chandelierA traditional chandelier can transform the look of a house, giving it an elegant flourish.Moroccon vibes echo effortlessly from this glamorous Hyderabad abode by Moriq, thanks to its frontal facade. The gold-inlaid front door is overarched by a dainty black-and-white chandelier and a set of matching wall sconces.
Moriq uses bold hues to break the monotony of a plain facade and give refreshing relief from an all-white colour scheme in this home. Beige is used on the perforated cement railings of the terrace to offset the white backdrop of the building. The white walls and beige jalis suggest the marble and sandstone of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The black granite risers of the steps and the golden motifs on the front door contribute to the traditional character of this exterior.
4. Colour contrast in paintAn affordable way to highlight certain design details in the facade is by introducing colours in paint. Just as in this home, where beige is selectively used on the perforated cement railings to create a subtle contrast against the white backdrop of the building. The black front door with golden motifs and the black granite risers on the steps create a bold statement and break the monotony of an all-white entrance. Find out where to use which paint
Kota stoneKota stone is a budget-friendly and neat-looking option. This stone is available in shades of brown, black and green. It has anti-slip properties, is hard and dense, has a uniform texture and is also good with vehicular load. Also, its non-porous properties make it suitable for humid areas, as it is less vulnerable to algae and fungus.Unlike marble or granite, Kota stone is not available in big slabs but is machine-cut into smaller rectangular or square tiles.
On the entrance doorIf you live in a gated community , then you can consider installing a front door with golden motifs and mouldings. Some believe that gold (or the colour) on the main door can attract good luck and good fortune. I would think it may attract unnecessary attention – but that’s your call. Tip: Gold polished motifs can be used on the bed headboard and on cabinetry; they go very well with dark walnut veneers.