Living Well

Who Doesn’t Love a Beautiful Door?

Doors have been on my mind lately.


After all, it’s the first impression your home makes, and it needs to be a good one. Entry doors say a lot about the person who lives inside the home. Here are a few that have sparked my interest.


Stained Doors

This entry way is light and bright with a spacious two story expanse, yet it is also immediately warm and inviting. The repeated use of large scale with small scale makes for an intriguing combination. I love the juxtaposition of the heavy, large scale door flanked by small scale, narrow paned windows.

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Birmingham’s architectural firm Dungan & Nequette offer artfully crafted entry door designs. I especially love the unlaquered brass hardware shown here which provides a striking complement to the dark stained/waxed  wood.

hughes front door


The details of these doors makes for a striking allure. Simple hardware allows the beauty of the doors to speak loudest.

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Painted Doors

This farmhouse entry blends right into the house, but with the lantern lighting and bountiful planters the stage is set for what’s beyond the door.

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This large service door, designed by McAlpine Tankersley, is an architect’s answer to getting that gigantic Christmas tree in the door. Painted in a french blue hue, this door adds sophisticated charm beyond the main entrance.

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Here we see a series of windows surrounding the entry door with complementing shutters and trim. An abundance of natural light will provide a beautiful interior ambiance.

mcalpine tankersly ortis house



The neutral palette and aged metals shown here give this home’s entry a classic upscale look that I find warm and inviting.

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I love the clean lines and simple black painted doors flanked by muted shutters and pedestal planters – a very welcoming entry. And of course, a furry friend acting as butler just adds to the casual elegance of this home.

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Steel Doors

Steel doors have traditionally been used in industrial and commercial settings, but I’m seeing a lot of steel doors showing up on residential projects these days. This mix of industrial with residential elements makes for a lovely modern traditional entryway.

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The steel door entry allows an enormous amount of natural light in, bringing the outdoors in with large glass panes extending all the way to ground level. I love how the stone is used both on the exterior and interior floor furthering the shared interior/exterior concept.

steel entry door peak of treschic
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This beautiful room feels light and bright with an incredible view to the outdoors.

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What type of entry doors and elements catch your eye? I’d love to hear from you!


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