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?