I love doors and have saved this picture in my files for awhile. I am now looking at it with renewed interest after being in Italy for a month and seeing old and ornate and colorful doors there (see my posting on some beautiful doors and windows from Florence here). This modern contemporary door is holding a new fascination for me.

AD Santa Monica via Carolina Eclectic

I love how you are being led into the house and how the gate echoes the detail around the door. The grass growing between the paving stones, the two potted plants beside the door are all very welcoming and invite you to enter. Front doors are the first impression the world has of your home and as the saying goes: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. What first impression does your front door give to the world? In Feng Shui (click here for an interview on Feng Shui) the energy of your home starts at your front door. Maybe it is time to repaint it, or put some new door numbers up, some new lighting, new door hardware, or maybe some fresh potted flowers?

Photo Architectural Digest Santa Monica via Carolina Eclectic

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