Last week I was out for an afternoon consultation at a beautiful townhouse. Newly built in a leafy central Toronto neighbourhood, everything is topnotch but the homeowner is savvy about design and wants to take it to the next level ‘beyond builder’ no matter how luxury her builder was.
She’s struggling with the entrance which (unlike the rest of the house) is small and without natural light or much character.
Along with some new lighting, my suggestion was to paint the inside of her front door. Working with her colour scheme, she’s going with a lovely soft bluey green that she used in the kitchen (Farrow & Ball’s Teresa’s Green 236) but in an oil finish with some rich lustre. Have a look at this shot which was my inspiration ~ I know they have the windows but the blue is fabulous.
Painting the inside of your front door is one of the easiest things you can do to liven up a small entry hall. It’s a great trick in apartments or any home where the doorway could use more character.
Actually, painting interior doors of all kinds is a fun and easy design trick with much reward.
With a quart of glossy paint and an afternoon, you can make a big impact on your space.
I painted the inside of my front door glossy black (the same as the front) when we moved in and it made a huge difference. It’s so handsome, have a look at these black doors if you aren’t convinced….
This is a great month for a little decorating project like this…send me a picture if you take the challenge!