Love the idea of using productive trees as part of the landscaping, even in a formal setting. Kumquat trees. Star jasmine underneath, surrounded by box hedge.
lavender and white summer planting..I don't usually like many combination plantings in containers (probably partly because I group containers) but I like this one.
Period door canopy, Front entrance door porch VER120/50
Like the small roof
hydrangea and boxwood hedges http://gyazo.com/f45c0f74ecbc6ca4428a1652204207d4?crlt.pid=camp.vCvpbTUtxLaM
Boxwood and lavender border
Light green front door, brick. Pretty sure this is the new front door color for the house!
a little awning or pergola above the new front door? Something to make it pop so it doesn't get lost.