Friday, September 19, 2008

I came across My Design Secrets written by Lorrie Brown, an interior designer in South Florida. Here's an unusual post about the front door, How to Create a Welcoming Front Door. She goes on to tie the article to online sales of products for the front door area. However, she has three points worth considering:
1. The Door - Choose a front door that reflects the style and personality of your home and paint it or stain it in a contrasting color to make it a focal point. My favorite colors? Red, Black & stained finishes.
2. The Accessories- Just like any other room in the house, the accessories are the finishing touch and there are quite a few to consider: door hardware, house numbers, door knockers, door bells, mailboxes, doormats, lighting and plants. Since it’s a small space, try to keep finishes and styles similar.
3. A Commitment - Keep the area neat and clean. A simple sweeping up and wiping down will usually do. Flowers & plants are a bonus. It brightens up the area and shows others that you take pride in your nest.
Whenever I have my camera out, I love to photograph doors. Doors keep us from secrets, or magical gardens or mysterious people with lives totally different from our own. Here are some front doors from My design secrets:


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Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery
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