Front Door Style

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Classic French Door Entry
Laurey W. Glenn

Opportunity is knocking! Add style to your front door with one of these winning combinations.

Dallas-Inspired Front Door

Dallas Front Door Style
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Known for glitz and glam, this friendly, style-setting city inspired the inviting look seen here.

Front Door: 1¾" Fir HD Four Panel Door (EG5444), $532;
Paint Color: Quarry (1342);
Light: Charleston Wall Mount Lantern with Electric 2-Light Cluster (CL01-CH-W), $249;
Hardware: Paris Entry Set with Mortise Lock in Silicon Bronze in Light Patina, $1,008;
Door Knocker: 5" Door Knocker (DK5) in Silicon Bronze in Light Patina, $267;
Doormat: Dragongrass Doormat, $14.99;

Peaches and Cream

Charleston Peach Front Door
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Let a cheerful paint color loosen up a formal facade. This coral shade peps up a Palladian transom, traditional pediment, and regal door knocker. Break from an otherwise symmetrical look with a single carriage lantern.
Paint Color: Pink Mimosa (P180-3);
Light: ELK Lighting Grande Isle Sconce, $818;
Door Knocker: Lion Door Knocker, $118;
Container: Acadia Urn, $299;
Accent Piece: Hand-Welded House Number, $30;

Classic French Door Entry

Classic French Door Entry
Laurey W. Glenn

French doors with a fresh Chippendale spin complement the Colonial home’s English roots. The curved muntins and spherical finials on the parapet play off the founded boxwoods lining the front of the home.

Play the Blues

Bright Front Doors
Hector Sanchez

Strike a high note on an otherwise toned-down entry with a pop of color. This home has classic craftsmanship, such as fluted pilasters and a starburst transom, but what really shines—other than a cute pup—is the deep blue paneled door with shiny brass accessories.
Paint Color: Gentleman's Gray (2062-20);
Light: Beacon Hill, $308; for retailers
Door Knocker: Solid Brass "S" Style Door Knocker, $35.29;
Container: Cauldron Pot in Blue, $220, available through Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery; 205/328-1000
Accent Piece: Brass Mail Slot, $16.99;

Solar Flair

Charleston Tomato Red Front Door
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Amp up a traditional home with unexpected sunset hues. Here, fiery red paint energizes an entryway, which exudes elegance with its ornate transom, dentil molding, filigreed pendant light, and wrought iron railing.
Paint Color: Tomato Red (2010-10);
Light: Square Hanging Pendant Light, from $375; for retailers
Doorbell: "Please Ring" Doorbell Button, $18;
Container: Fiberstone Box, from $215;
Accent Piece: Heavy Duty Brass Traditional Mail Slot, $99.90;

Green to Envy

Green Charleston Front Door
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Give guests a warm welcome with friendly tones of green, gray, and blue. This grand double-door entry is balanced by its easygoing, leafy hue and simple carving. The weathered patina of the pendant lantern suggests a home that's mellowed over time.
Paint Color: Tradd Street Green (DCR090);
Light: Federal Hanging Lantern, $459;
Door Knob: Estate Knob (5041), from $100; for retailers
Container: Blue Ceramic Planter, from $480;
Accent Piece: 4 Inch Solid Brass Number, $2.97;

Washington D.C.-Inspired Front Door

Washington D.C. Front Door Style
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Inspired by the handsome townhomes of Georgetown, we've put together a look that is traditional and refined.

Key West-Inspired Front Door

Key West Front Door Style
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Taking cues from one of our favorite colorful coastal towns, we added a splash of sunshine to this entry.

New Orleans-Inspired Front Door

New Orleans Front Door Style
Photo: Ralph Anderson

We looked to the French Quarter's Creole cottages in creating this enchanting look.

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