For those of you who are subscribers to my monthly newsletter you’ve probably noticed that I have a thing for doors. I can’t explain why but I just love them. They’re just one of those details that can make or break a home or a room. I think the main reason I chose my home was the inviting cranberry red exterior door and the five panel solid wood interior doors with vintage glass door knobs. As you can see in the picture above of last year’s 7th annual DC Design House, the architects David Benton and Jim Rill of Rill Architects, made a bold choice with their door color selection that definitely makes an impact.
What follows are several styles of doors that add a level of architectural detail that provides a unique transition between interior or exterior spaces:
The Barn Door
When it comes to a statement door, barn doors offer the greatest opportunity to mix woods with metals. They not only allow you to choose from natural stained woods vs. painted but the type of hardware selected can also have a major impact on the overall look of the door.
The French Door
This style of door can vary from a full view glass door or one of the numerous styles with mullions. There are options that will accommodate contemporary to transitional or traditional home decors. The arch-top French doors shown below offer an elegant introduction into any room of the house.
The Pocket Door
This door has a style that sets itself apart from most doors in that it can easily perform a disappearing act. Now you see it, now you don’t. The pocket door can make a room smaller and more intimate or it can enlarge a space by turning two smaller private rooms into one larger open space. The choice is yours.
Although more and more the open concept floor plan seems to be the most popular choice when homes are being redesigned for today’s living style, for me I can really appreciate a nice door. What do you think? Do you have a favorite door style?