... plant a tree smack dab in front of your door. I can't tell you why I love this so much, but I do:
I can half tell you why I'm into this -- mainly that it's symmetrical, and thus balanced, but also profoundly weird.
The first image is the Villa Melzi on Lake Como, the second is of a lovely Russell Warren designed house a few blocks from where I live.
And no, not a Diana Vreeland dictate, but I say go for it.