1 Put four of these sleek seats in a circle and you’ve got an instant lounge: Soleil tubular steel mesh lounge chair with powder-coat finish, $329, at Room & Board, 55 E. Ohio St., 312-222-0970, roomandboard.com. 2, 4 Pablo Girones crisp, capacious Sahara molded polyethylene planters come in five graceful shapes. Inner fluorescent lighting is available. Shown here: 24" diameter x 41" tall, $794, and 31" diameter x 17" tall, $738, at Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312-335-1033, orangeskin.com. 3 Good kitty—Donatello lion mask is a composition stone replica of a 15th-century Italian original, $750, at Mecox Gardens, 406 N. Clark St., 312-836-0571, mecoxgardens.com. 4 Gleam on with Mexican handblown mirrored-glass gazing globes, $100 (small) and $195 (large), at Mecox Gardens.
Photograph: Leonard Gertz
Styling: Barri Leiner Grant
6 Count on making an impression with Hillman brushed-nickel house numbers, four inches tall, $6 each, at The Home Depot, 1232 W. North Ave., 773-486-9200, homedepot.com.
7 Step lively on a rubber-backed steel doormat with round cutouts, $48, at Chiasso, 2122 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-244-4100, chiasso.com.
Photograph: (House numbers) Leonard Gertz
8 Talk about an entrancing entrance—Neoporte has great modern door choices, including the stainless steel and glass Acuity, from $8,750, at neoporte.com.
9 Be ready when opportunity comes calling with a bold polished-nickel hexagonal door knocker, price upon request, to order at Nanz, Merchandise Mart, 312-527-1300, nanz.com.
10 Time to upgrade your ring tone? Prize Fight lever-operated brass bell, $45, at Restoration Hardware, 938 W. North Ave., 312-475-9116, restorationhardware.com.
11 Brushed stainless steel doorbell, $128, at Design Within Reach, 1574 N. Kingsbury St., 312-482-8661, dwr.com.
12 Faux-bois steel-reinforced-concrete child’s chair makes a nice little perch on a porch, $1,200, at Mecox Gardens, 406 N. Clark St., 312-836-0571, mecoxgardens.com.
Photography: (Prize fight bell, chair) Leonard Gertz
13 Everything is illuminated with Oluce’s Lyndon zinc-plated outdoor lamp with four polycarbonate globes, a reissue of a classic 1977 design, $5,000, to order through Morlen Sinoway Atelier, 1052 W. Fulton Mkt., 312-432-0100, morlensinoway.com.
14 So shipshape: Boathouse polished brass sconce, $690, at Urban Archaeology, Merchandise Mart, 312-527-4627, urbanarchaeology.com.
15 Clean-lined Terrazzolite Urban Deck Planter is lightweight but super sturdy, $315 (32" x 15" x 48"), at Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885, jaysonhomeandgarden.com.