I enjoyed reading my friend Elizabeth's post (over at The Little Black Door) about her glass front door --- and how she feels about it. It got me thinking about my front door, and the front doors that I'm currently designing for my clients.
I love a front door that makes a personal statement. Here is my front door.....
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm originally from Hawaii -- and now living in California. And when we remodeled our home a while back, I wanted my front door to speak a little bit about Hawaii and my past.
Collaborating with my friend and designer extraordinaire, Marion Philpotts of Philpotts Interiors (yes, I've written before about her -- we are dear friends and were classmates at Punahou School).......this front door is one of my favorite parts of our home.
Marion picked up the gecko door handle on a trip to Bali, and put me in touch with a metal worker to create a copper basket weave inset in a custom mahogany door.
I always like to use tropical looking plants in my front door pots, and I smile every time I look at the Bufo frog sculptures that were in our home in Hawaii. The Buddha sculpture was a gift from my BFF and reminds me to remain 'in the present' and that life is beautiful!
E Komo Mai*
What about you? Does your front door make a personal statement? Email me a pic! I'd love to see it!