Elegant front entrance doors set the tone for the rest of a home.
The simple elegance of front entrance doors creates quite amazing first impressions. Their simplicity is memorable and yet not overwhelming. At this entrance, n octagonal fixture hangs from a scroll bracket, while a non-functioning letterbox helps create the feel both the architect and homeowner were after. Even if the door were not slightly open, the glass door panes and graceful arches would draw one closer, hoping to catch a glimpse of the beauty that waits within. Skinny windows act as sidelights and accentuate the doorway – it would not feel the same without them.
Front entrances set the tone for the rest of a home, so attention to details is a must. This warm stained wood door contrasts with the limestone surround and pediment. A pair of French Quarter gas lanterns accents the groin-vaulted passage. The bench is an inviting touch that welcomes guests as they approach the entrance. Wrought iron window grates are not necessary, but complete the romantic image.
This generous sized wooden door is painted green and paired with operable shutters. In comparison, the doorknob and knocker seem grossly understated. The yoke mounted lantern ends just above the door, viewable from inside through the divided transom. Entrances are the introduction to a home, welcoming family and friends, and speak loudly as to what will be discovered within. What does your entrance say?
(Source: The Home Within Us, Romantic Houses Evocative Rooms by Bobby McAlpine)
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