16 Dream Doors

Doors are easy to take for granted, but they enrich our daily lives as gateways to the home and interior decoration for every room. A really special door doesn’t usually come cheap, but you can certainly spiff up a door using paint, hardware and even stencils. And for when you’ve got a bit more spending flexibility, a unique doorway which reflects you, your home and your lifestyle could be your house’s perfect finishing touch. Read on for a number of my favourite door designs to illustrate the effect a great door can make.

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Four Corners Construction, L.P.

This entry takes sound doors and sidelights to a new level — a wonderfully gorgeous level. I really like how open, enormous (and blue!) The sidelights are, and how much their airy lightness contrasts with the door, which has its own unusual treatment of flat slates.

Birdseye Design

Strong doors with glass inserts add interest.

Narofsky Architecture + ways2design

So much loveliness is happening in this design. Reclaimed wood window doors open to show a delectable kitchen decked out with cold rolled steel cabinets.

Rick Hoge

Oversized knobs will make any easy door feel more special. And an quality is added by applying them to the center of the doorway. Scour flea markets and thrift shops for good old hardware.

Aneka Interiors Inc..

Kitchen cabinets often get the brief shrift, design-wise. However, these eloquent angled doors make a prospective pedestrian accessory conversation-worthy.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

These custom sound mahogany doors by Blue Anchor Millwork have been adorned.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

I’m all for an all-white inside, but I need to mention the green not only enlivens the doorway, but it makes the white look that a whole lot more crisp — great touch!

Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA

Make heading to the laundry room a tasteful affair using stencils and some snappy typographic hammering — an economical, high-impact addition to any room.

French doors resulting in the walk-in closet: each woman’s dream?

Dick Clark + Associates

When you would like to make an occasion of coming home or leaving, build your doorway with onyx, which glows when back-lit. This door is constructed of honey onyx tiles.

Nunley Custom Homes

Front doors set the tone for what lies ahead. This monolithic door decorated with claws speaks to some Moroccan style. Its attractiveness is both stately and hot. You feel like you might be entering a castle, but one where you are allowed to kick your shoes off!

Silva Studios Architecture

This doorway is fantastic for its enormous size and artistic inlay.

McClellan Architects

The flat slot indicates the owners and designer have a whimsical side.

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Crave a good door but want to add some pizzazz? Inject high-old-workd style using a Gothic arch doorway.

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

Certainly, this space is amazing, but I especially love the folding doors.

Valerie pasquiou interiors inc, + design

Dreamy. All these are classic doors found on a lot of brownstones throughout New York City. Being a native New Yorker, they make me nostalgic. Being a historical design enthusiast, they make me happy. I love the proportions and scale (large glass panels, low wood panels) which lead to grandiosity and classic elegance, although the paint colour brings them right into the 21st century.

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