Your front door is the first impression about your home. So why not make a statement and express the inner you?
My intrigue regarding front doors started when I lived in Italy for a year. Doors tell a story, they have a mystery to them, and, an energy that can be inviting or not.
Travel your favorite neighborhoods to get inspiration. Each home you travel by has a particular personality that starts with the front door.
I love big glass and iron doors that provide a view of a home front to back. Living in Arizona, the Sonoran Desert was replete with beauty. Many homes had glass doors to provide endless view of the desert.
There’s a trend to be bold and paint your doors to match your personality and style. My personal favorite paint is Farrow & Ball. These are handmade paints providing an exceptional palette to choose from. Adding color to the frame will give a grandeur presence, especially with narrow front doors. Don’t be shy – find a color that expresses your best you! In many neighborhoods throughout the MidWest, blue and red front doors are the colors of choice – very patriotic!
And then there are doors made from beautiful timeless hardwoods – knotty Alder is one of my favorites! Notwithstanding, adding stained glass, leaded glass elements create a timeless look while providing privacy. The options are endless and the choices never go in or out of style. It’s all about first impressions for your home.
Take a look at the doors I photographed in Italy and my other travels. Find your inspiration!
A door is worth a thousand words!