How was your weekend? Emmett and I are trying to make the most of the nice weather, so we spent a lot of time outside… cleaning up after the recent storm, trimming back the landscaping, we ripped out our garden that was pretty spent, we grilled on our patio, and we even spent some time in the kayaks on the water. It was a good weekend! They always go too fast, don’t they? To kick off the work week, I’ve got a new 10 Pins post for you- packed with inspiration I found on Pinterest! This month, I rounded up some seriously dreamy and aspirational front door situations. We replaced our front door almost a year ago and I love swapping out our planters and decorating each season. Click through for lots of exterior front entry inspiration! I found 10 beautiful vignettes of varying styles and colors…
#1 // Glass Steel Front Doors
I’m a fan of double doors, and I especially love when they are shuttered- it’s such a gorgeous European look. This entry vignette is what dreams are made of… stone on the floor that carries into the entryway, super tall doors that allow for lots of natural light to flood in, and a soft color palette that feels very romantic. Steel and glass doors are definitely very trendy right now. Have you noticed that?
#2 // Rustic Front Door
Next up, this cast limestone doorframe quickly caught my attention! It’s really gorgeous how the door is set back into the frame and the scalloped stairs create perspective that draws your eye to the center of the door. It’s very balanced and beautiful. I also love the natural oak door. It has a modern Tuscan vibe to it. The hardware is perfectly positioned and has a nice minimal aesthetic, and I’m especially digging the exterior pendant- it’s stunning!
#3 // Dark Green Door
You know I’m a fan of green paint, and I especially enjoy seeing it presented in a bold way on the front door. This lacquered door feels very glamorous! From the shiny lacquer paint application to the oversized brass hardware and lion head door knocker, it’s pretty dramatic. The topiary planters and wrought iron details are a classic added bonus!
#4 // Dutch Door
Ok, I’m not going to lie (don’t hate me), but I’m not a huge fan of dutch doors leading to the exterior on the front of a home. I feel like they only belong on farm houses or homes located on vast properties with lots of acreage- or even installed as a back entry. They don’t appeal to me in a city or suburban situation. That’s not to say, I don’t like them inside… because in an interior setting, I think they’re easier to nail from an aesthetic and functional point-of-view. All of that to say, I actually like the way this dutch door looks- which was surprising, because it’s presented in a modern way. I’m definitely into the oversized olive tree planter, the copper exterior details, and the high contrast color palette. There are a lot of organic elements mixed with modern design, and per usual- I like the contrast. This vignette also has a nice patina going (the planter, the roof, the shaker shingles, etc).
#5 // Classic Black Door
In every single one of our homes, we’ve installed a black front door. It’s timeless, classic, and an exterior staple that ALWAYS looks good. I really like the panel style of the above door. The brass hardware and double door knockers are nice, the pendant light is perfectly positioned and falls in the center of the alcove, and the architecture looks really nice with the planters in the foreground (they align nicely with the columns). It’s the perfect traditional inspiration!
#6 // Creamy Front Door
I know I mentioned Tuscany earlier in this post, but this feels like what dreamy Italian living looks like in my imagination! This neutral color palette has so much depth and feels really sophisticated, without trying too hard. I love the tiny olive topiaries, the traditional lighting, the putty colored door, the aged hardware, and the exterior stone… complete with roses climbing up the side. So pretty!
#7 // Blue Front Door
First of all, I have to admire and appreciate the millwork surrounding this door… the arched detail, the dental moulding, the architrave, columns, and beefy casing. It’s VERY well done or restored! This cornflower blue color is a breath of fresh air- I absolutely love it. When house hunting for our current home, we put an offer on another home that had a door this exact same color. I still think about it. It certainly makes an impression, doesn’t it?!
#8 // Sage Green Front Door
I found another green door- but this time in a more organic, earthy color family. It’s beautifully paired with cedar shaker siding, spiral topiaries, a covered porch held with heavy corbels, and polished brass hardware. Let’s talk about the hardware… the house numbers are positioned PERFECTLY- what a beautiful place to install those. The typographer in me is very pleased with that layout. I also like the matching toe kick. It adds a little bit of glam to a very organic, craftsman looking vignette. It’s a nice feminine touch! Again, you know I like the contrasting elements. I’m not sold on the graphic key doormat, but hey- you can’t win ’em all.
#9 // Orange Front Door
We’ve been seeing a lot of bold, warm paint colors lately (burnt sienna, deep orange, plum, burgundy, etc). This door was an unexpected surprise! Not only do I like the door color itself, but the fact that it’s paired with a very happy blue exterior paint (which kind of reminds me of the paint in our guest bath). I’m also digging the fluted columns, the asymmetry (thanks to the sconce and numbers), the vintage door knocker, and of course the dental moulding. Very beautiful and bright!
#10 // Double Arched Front Door
Ahhh, another blissful french door situation with louvered shutters… my heart skips a beat when I see these perfect situations. I think I need an old European cottage or historic home in the south someday. The color is stunning, the stone is beautiful, the pendant is perfect, and I can’t find a single thing I’d change about this vignette. I love the whitewashed brick and mature english boxwoods, too! I can’t get over how inviting the color palette feels. It works really well together.
Which front door is your favorite?! I know, I know… it’s almost impossible to choose. The above image is the front door at our previous home. My grandmother accidentally sent a package to our old address and the current homeowners are incredibly nice to hang onto it for me (I’ve had to grab a lot of mail lately), and it makes me happy walking up to the door, seeing that vintage brass horse head door knocker. That was SUCH a cool find. I’m glad they kept it! Has anyone styled their front porch area for fall? I usually stick to planters and pumpkins- but mostly just plants. I have yet to swap mine, but am excited to tackle that soon.