Orange Door…

I have been obsessed with doors since my visit to Europe this summer.  Fortunately, I love the front door to our home but that has not stopped me from dreaming.  I have been lusting after a door that says HELLO THERE – something that draws you.  We all know someone who can say – I am the house with THE DOOR and you know exactly which house it is.

So I was pleasantly shocked, surprised, elated when I saw this down the street from me….

One of the 1930s bungalows was recently repainted the perfect shade of greyed out green with bright white trim, however the door was sorely lacking.  I was hoping that would do something fun with it, but this exceeds all my expectations. The unexpected orange creamsicle hue is the wonderful pop of color to the house.  The young couple who own the house are fun and wanted to bring a sense of liveliness to the house but respect the architecture and the neighborhood.  In my opinion – it is the perfect, funky choice for a hip couple.

So what do you think?  Yay or nay to an orange door?  Okay, I am off to the dentist…..so not the way I wanted to kick off the morning.

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Obsessed With Doors….

I am completely obsessed with doors after my trip to Europe.  Strolling through the narrow streets and alleys, I was enchanted with the amazing ornate and carved doors that greeted pedestrians.  The front doors of many of these homes, drew me instantly to them – which is the point – your entrance should draw visitors to your home.  The front door should elicit reaction and foreshadow what your guests should expect upon crossing the threshold.

While I was not lucky enough to enter inside many of these homes, the doors alone made my mind race with visions of plaster walls, wrought iron and quirky artwork.  It has inspired me to push my own clients toward considering “statement doors” on future projects…….

So tell me, what would you do to your front entrance if money was no option?  I know for myself, I would invest in an amazing container garden to  greet guests.

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