I remember when I was in design school, my friends and I visited a very high end residential neighbor hood, that was known for it’s state of the art architecture. If you had asked me that following week what I thought of the buildings, you’d be lucky if I blurted out ‘good.’ But had you asked me about the entrances, I could have gone on and on about the doors! Nothing says welcome like a stylish front door.
It doesn’t matter if your style is traditional, contemporary or extreme.
Putting thought into your front door shows your guests that you thought of them. Think about it. Rarely does a home owner use their own front door. They usually use a side door, or garage to enter their homes. So the front door is designed, planned and thought out for those special visits amongst friends, family and neighbors; and the occasional UPS visit too. But giving your guests the feeling of warm invitation, and “come again” hospitality leaves an imprint on how they feel when they enter and exit your home. Not to mention the “did you see that door!”
Art deco Industrial (above)
And finally, an entrance that would make even the most disheveled housewife look good! Beautiful and interesting sidelights, paired with a sleek black door, this entrance will leave your guests feeling chic and elegant. Perfect for a Summer get together, or holiday sit-down!
What is your most favorite thing about an entrance?
Images: flickr, style-files, houzz, google, black and white, emily a clark
It’s probably no surprise that I like the last one, Amanda ~ the black and white door! : ) I have to say I am with you. I always notice front doors, the good and bad. I even pay attention to my own. This is the door that welcomes me home every evening and I want it to look welcoming.
So many gorgeous ones love the last one and the blue/gray door, so French! I think a front door is so important as it not only literally and figuratively welcomes you but gives the house a sense of balance and can be a real statement element to the entire house. Love painted doors too!
Love the art deco and the simple!
Lovely images here.
I hope that you have a nice 4th, Amanda.
Wow, that red door and the orange are my favorites! I also try to take a little time when I’m having guests over to clean up the front porch a little. Unfortunately, I’m finding that the glossy black I painted my front door attracts and shows street soot!