Posted on by on May 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Doorways

In new construction or renovations most of us end up doing what is considered normal, as it tends to be a challenge to think outside the box. One area that is often overlooked is the exterior of the entrance way. We often describe the entrance to a home like an introduction to an essay or a teaser for a new book-definately very important!

What does your entrance way say about you? (Currently our front door doesn’t even have a coat of paint on it so let’s not delve too deeply into the answer to that question!!)

One of our customers and his architect, Damian Farrell Design Group, choose to use store front glass in their entrance way. In my mind, it created an austere but inviting and interesting introduction (doesn’t it make you want to see what’s inside?!).

Here’s another interesting doorway that caught my attention. They’ve pulled inspiration from colors in their landscaping, creating a fun, bold statement that is a tad extroverted! This house was in Richmond Homearama and I first saw it on this Young House Love blog post. (Which, by the way, has a ton of inspiring home photos!)

What do you think?  Do you prefer your entrance to be bold, expressive, and vibrant, or do you appreciate a more subtle, understated look?

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