dream house: the little black door.
i can’t remember when it started becoming a very recent ‘thing’ for me, but i’m really wanting black doors to my rooms off the hallway. it may very well have been after seeing what a bright idea it was on manhattan nest — daniel’s got a killer eye, and i loved how his black doors looked. now that i actually own my dream house, turns out it has awful doors — those kind of particle wood plain old doors from the 1950’s, so i want to install new doors, with lovely molding, paint them a glossy black and add white porcelain knobs. copy cat? yes!
i love the ways this looks — it’s just makes for such a much more interesting hallway, no? i may even paint the walls a very, very pale shade of gray, too. but we shall see. doors are not that expensive, i found, and it’s such an easy and long-lasting way to brighten up your house. i really love old salvaged wood doors, too (check out CA home + design’s top ten architectural Salvage Yards For Hunting Down Decor Gems) so if you can find the right size, or ones that are close enough, you can plane them down, as well (or have a professional do it) to get the fit just right. i may take a hunt for some of those, too — i thought a door with glass panes would be pretty to my office. let the new + old home makeover games begin!