In the same way an invitation gives your guests a first impression of the party you are throwing, a front door provides the first impression of your home. Everyone knows that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so to me, a front door that wows is an essential part of an elegant home.
While strolling through Church Hill, front door envy can be a common occurrence. We have perfectly muted pastel doors, glossy black ones and some charming natural wooden doors sprinkled around this old neighborhood. Unfortunately, our own original double front door was removed by a previous owner and we were left with a glass storm door that leads into our vestibule where you will find a sad 90’s door with a textured oval window.
Installing a new front door has been on my list since we first closed on our house a year ago. We have been working with a local architectural salvage shop to find a set of doors as old as our home. While we wait, I’ve been collecting some inspiration photos to share with you to try to satiate my craving for that perfect “first impression”.
My first instinct is to go for a soft pastel front door, I know I that a) my sweet husband will resist, and b) would clash with our painted red brick. But how dreamy is this robins egg blue door with it’s polished brass fixtures??
This double black door with centered brushed nickel knobs is everything. I am pretty confident this is close to what we will ultimately go for in our home. The only thing I’d change is adding some windows to the top half of the door to let in some natural light.This door hits all my favorites. I am such a sucker for mint coupled with brass and the centered door knob just becomes more and more appealing to me.
I know we will be best served with the more formal glossy, black front door, but I am drawn to the idea of painting the inside a different color that really pops. Along with the rest of the world, I am currently obsessed with rose quartz, but again, the husband would resist. I think he might tolerate a nice mint inside, though.
Can’t wait to get our new front door and share it with you all! Should we go with brass or brushed nickle fixtures on our glossy black front door?