STAYING TRUE TO TIMBER
With a focus on making a great impression, solid timber is still the most obvious material for an unfussy, but statement front door.
Blond oak designs by Corinthian Doors have been released in time for the spring-summer renovation onslaught with the manufacturer introducing several new designs to refresh a tired facade.
Created with “purity” in mind, the doors in blond oak are intended to give the home a refined finish, with clear and translucent glass panel options available across the range.
The company has worked with the dominant trends in home design, from minimalist to country and coastal to create front doors that would work in all those design environments.
“People are often drawn to minimalist interior style for its simplicity, but it’s actually the contrast of tones, proportions in lighting, that make the look,” says interior designer Sally Knibbs.
She says before you decide on a door, try experimenting with different glass panelling to cast shadows in your entrance.
And if you have the space, choose a pivot door for a bolder opening to your home.
For a modern country-style home, Sally says a clear glass panel door works well or a frosted glass alternative for a little more privacy.
Coastal or Hamptons-inspired renovations are definitely on the up and, in that instance, the door needs to sit comfortably next to a weatherboard clad exterior.
Choosing a door with horizontal lines that mirror the weatherboard is ideal, and for something unique, you can paint the door light blue drawing from the sea or the sky.