Make an entrance

A few of my current renovation projects have had my mind on doors.  Kelly Wearstler recently posted a photo of a stunning door with a quote reading, "The door is the window to the soul of a home", and I didn't think I could have said it any better myself.  No matter what anyone tells you - first impressions count, and I definitely think that's true of homes.  Curb appeal has a huge effect on the experience of entering a home : it's like a teaser, giving you a taste of what's to come upon entering. One of the reasons I love residential design is because of how personal it is.  Each home tells a different story of the people living there, and is really a way to express yourself without having to utter a word.  A door is like any design detail - an opportunity for self expression.  Maybe your building or renovating and have the good fortune to start from scratch and build a custom door. Ornate and detailed, or a minimalist slab can be very telling of the type of interior  you're about to enter.  However, making a statement with your door doesn't have to be costly or labour intensive.  A fresh and bold coat of paint is definably the easiest and most economical way to make a big impact. However, if even that's too much you  could add personality with  something more noncommittal like a unique and interesting door knocker, or beautiful potted plants to flank the doorway.  What does your doorway say about you?

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