Painting the door frame of these French doors black calls attention to their beautiful arched shape, especially given the stark contrast against the white paneled walls, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Designers wanted this bedroom to feel large and open, so they created a focal point with the black French doors that let in plenty of natural light to warm the space, as well as add a touch of contrast to the neutral color palette.
The roofline is completely transformed, adopting a 'saltbox' style profile that's actually common to New England farmhouses. The structure gets new siding as well as French doors in raw wood finish, new windows, flagstone walkway and a newly planted oak tree — from the ranch of former president and first lady, George and Laura Bush.
Designer Paisley McDonald paired a wide range of textures, colors and patterns to achieve an eclectic look in this living room. A black mantle makes a centered statement while colorful curtains add symmetry in front of the windows.