If you keep the exterior, trim and accent colors on your home light and neutral, you can put any color you desire on the front door. A deep wood tone works great here. This is a smart exterior color palette for a home in a warm climate, because light home colors don't absorb as much heat as darker colors do.
Here, a sitting area sits underneath a window in front of some exposed brick. To the right, a built-in set of steel bookshelves houses books, magazines and pieces of Antonio Martins' collections. A modern, wood chair sits to the front right of this space, complemented by a set of modern coffee tables in the center of the area. A colorful chair sits to the left of the space, while an elegant brown sofa provides the space with more seating. To the immediate left of this space, two 17th Century Portuguese paintings hang, giving the space more personality.
The front entrance of this home elegantly mixes the modern and rustic elements and gives guests a preview of what they will find inside. The clean lines of the steps and columns introduce the modern aspects of the home's design, while the rich, wood door nods to the rustic details in the interior spaces.
This elegant sitting room boasts a royal air with a lovely white and cream color palette. Inward facing sofas padded with plush throw pillows create cozy seating in front of the white fireplace with accent panel extending from the mantel. Glass and metallic tables add airy decor to the room while hardwood floor and crossing wooden ceiling beams add a warm foundation. Gold curtains pull pack to reveal outside access through glass doors.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a new coat of paint revitalized the old, faded brick on the exterior of this elegant home. By keeping the shutters on the second story windows only, the height of this home is highlighted, enhancing its grandeur. The new, rich wood doors make the front of this home feel warm and inviting, beckoning guests inside.
As seen on Home Town, the existing exterior of the Walker's Laurel, MS house was lost on the street with the old wrought iron fencing and overgrown vegetation. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS house now features a wide open view to the street with new landscaping, painted brick, a new glass entry door and warm cypress wood siding at the front porch.
The front door, crafted from hemlock planks reclaimed from the interior of a 150-year-old home, complements the natural pine flooring and yellow birch panel ceiling in the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A white pendant light illuminates the space while black wood furniture and large accessories anchor the room. A gray floral patterned throw rug greets visitors to the home.
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
HGTV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created this spacious and updated take on a cottage style home, with European influences, wood accents, a deep front porch, a large dormer and lots of room inside. The exterior mixes cream colored stucco with shutters painted in sage green. Other exterior highlights include gas-lantern sconces, a pergola-style trellis over the garage doors and landscaping that includes climbing jasmine.
Offset and somewhat hidden away from the front of this majestic home is a side driveway and three spacious garage entrances for the homeowner. The garage doors are arched and fabricated from weathered wood to blend with the rest of the home. The landscaping here, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, is simple but camouflages the utilitarian purposes of the space.
A stick strung to the exposed ceiling beams creates a simple but attractive hanging rack for coat and clothes storage next to the black front door. Free floor space between the wall and the striped black and white rug is perfect for setting aside boots, creating a homemade mudroom. A wood ladder leaning against the wall displays a tapestry collection adding neutral tones and great texture to the space.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.
Create a beautiful piece of indoor or outdoor decor with a piece of plywood, a pile of sticks and some wood glue. Cut the plywood into a roughly pumpkin shape. Use wood glue to completely cover the plywood with rows of sticks. It's ok if the sticks hang over the edge of the wood a bit. Place weights on the sticks and let the glue dry for at least 24 hours. Trim the edges of the sticks and sand if necessary to create your refined pumpkin shape. Add a fabric leaf and display your pumpkin in your garden, beside your front door, or hang it on the living room wall.
Just a few steps through the front door and the space opens up into this expansive dining room. Part of the effortless charm of this home comes from original details such as historic moldings. The cool white of the walls and the warm wood tone of the floor create a stark backdrop that give the room’s other colors and elements ample room to shine. The dining room is a mix of rustic and industrial elements. To add some color to the mix, a large red print, left by the home’s previous tenant adds a pop of color to the neutral decor.
It’s hard to imagine now, but this charming living space was once an unassuming commercial garage. To make the most of the compact, 1,260-square-foot space (including an upstairs loft area), Frazier Associates minimized the number of walls within. Exposed brick walls and concrete flooring on the first floor were retained and a new staircase, crafted of reclaimed wood and metal railing, was designed for access to the second floor. "Providing more natural light was the biggest design challenge," say the designers. "A new recessed patio was designed behind the historic garage doors to allow for more light on the first floor, as well as to create a front entrance and a small exterior seating area."