Well, I've made a little more progress on the front of the house.
I picked up two gorgeous boxwoods for the front stoop and think they look smashing with the black door, even if it isn't perfectly symmetrical.
I searched high and low for black pots, but found nothing inspiring (end of season...). I really like the shape and colour of the two clay pots from Chintz & Co. I am definitely the only one to notice that the semi-circular detail on the pots relates to the semi-circular window in the door.
I also added a small rubber mat, which I really love. I won't be able to hide the key under it now...