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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Design snapshot: An entry door with a touch of mystery

comments (0) October 18th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS KHS, Contributor

Click To Enlarge Photo: Katie Hutchison

The design, material, and color of this detail within an antique entry door readily draw attention. The v-groove planks, along with the beaded, arched-top, peak-a-boo window, and leaded lites punctuated with a ring-shaped, iron knocker are at once simple, elegant and intriguing design elements. The combination of deep-purple paint, gray metalwork and reflective, black glass enhance the door's enticing, yet mildly foreboding, vibe – a captivating mix, especially in October. 

You can't help but wonder what similarly beguiling architectural details might be found on the other side of this door. If only I could wrangle an invitation to find out. Perhaps I'm not too old for trick-or-treating… Okay, I am.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne


Read more design snapshots by architect Katie Hutchison.

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