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.
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.
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.
The details of these doors makes for a striking allure. Simple hardware allows the beauty of the doors to speak loudest.
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.
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.
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.
The neutral palette and aged metals shown here give this home’s entry a classic upscale look that I find warm and inviting.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful room feels light and bright with an incredible view to the outdoors.
What type of entry doors and elements catch your eye? I’d love to hear from you!
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