If the package sells the product, your front door is the bow on the top of that very inviting package.
Design individuality speaks to the personality of the homeowner.
Unique entry doors are often custom works of decorative art.
So much more than a means to enter and exit your abode, entry doors frame the welcome and character of the exterior.
Forged iron, solid wood and beveled glass are top selections offered, but the possibilities to work with are endless.
Two of my go to choices are a red or black painted entry door using a semi-gloss oil paint. With that being said, let me share a decor idea changing moment I had the wonderful fortune to admire.
Dave the Builder and I love a weekend getaway. Our every other year favorite destination is Natchez, Mississippi. Years ago we stayed at the historical 1800’s home Twin Oaks, and enjoyed it so much we felt a return visit was in order.
The ownership is currently in the hospitable and gracious hands of a wonderful family who greet you with a smile, a beverage, and a tour of the main home. I am an antique dealer, and although we love them, sometimes it’s a busman’s holiday. The one design element that impressed us the most was the front entry door of the main house. Design friends of the owner painted the entry door with dual colors, resulting in a faux finish that gives the appearance of leather. The finished product is stunning, and adds a current look to the historical home.
Antique architectural doors and the hardware that beautifully adorns them effectively brings the past into the present with modification and imagination.
Stepping away from conventional design and rejecting the expected is exciting, especially when it works so well.
Put out your “welcome family, friends and design first impressions” mat. Swing the door wide open and welcome them all to the house of fabulous!