Design & Home
3 Ways to Dress Up Your Front Door
These local homes know how to make a good first impression. Let them inspire you to liven up your own entry.
Architect Christopher Cahill at the grand entrance of his Wesley Heights home. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
This contemporary wooden plank door, on a Bethesda home by Rill Architects, hits the sweet spot between modern and traditional. Choose these streamlined pieces to capture the vibe:
The Serralunga “Kabin” planter, at AllModern.com
The Salsbury Industries standard mailbox, at Mailboxes.com
“Petaluma” lanterns, at Crate & Barrel
Photograph by Jim Darling Photography.
A splash of cool, crisp blue keeps this Alexandria Colonial by SBK Architecture and SLD Interiors from turning basic. Go for classic accents with a homey feel to get the look:
“Madera” lantern sconce, at Restoration Hardware
Architectural Mailboxes antique brass house numbers, at Lowe’s
Shine Company cedar barrel planters, at Wayfair.com
($197-set of four).
Architect Wakako Tokunaga introduced a mod burst of color at a client’s home in Silver Spring. Replicate the sunshiney sensibility with cheerful accessories:
“Papaja” plant pot, at Ikea
Richard Schultz “Fresh Air” chair, at AllModern.com
Raw-aluminum house numbers, at CB2
This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Washingtonian.