Oh, hai there internet people, long time no see.
Well, I have reasons, lovies, and good ones.
I’ve kinda-sorta been occupied, some reasons to which I’ve alluded online, but mostly not. For an over-sharer who lives with private people, I imagine they’re probably thrilled I’ve been too busy to write.
You know this March Madness thing? And all the NCAA collegiate championships for Divisions I, II & III winter sports? I have a fun, little seasonal job for the company that arranges their ground transport. This is quite the departure from my heady (ahem) literary pursuits, but it’s a fun, frantic and fast-paced ride that leaves my head all spinny and not writerly AT. ALL.
Also, we moved into the smallest house we’ve ever owned, and I’m near giddy to report downsizing is a beautiful thing. There are lots of things to do with moving to a new house in a new city in a new state, so, yes, these things make my head spinny, too.
Decorating, however, is not my forté so I depend on the kindness of friends for help making decisions. Hence, the reason for this post.
When we traveled to London for our 25th Anniversary, I fell in love with the colorful doors we discovered walking the city’s streets. With every unexpectant color I declared a new favorite, and by the end of our trip I was ready to build a house that had no windows, just doors…lots and lots of doors. This is neither obsession nor compulsion–
Aren’t doors simply the windows to the soul of your home?
Now, a door subtly painted to blend in is one thing; there’s certainly nothing wrong with that choice. But a colorful door can be the first indicator of the personalities that reside within. They speak welcome and invitation, and sometimes demand attention.
So we have a new home and her front door is white… Not that there’s anything w r o n g with it, except it when I look at it I see a blank canvas practically begging to be painted.
For fun (and seriously, for ideas) I posted a picture of our front door on instagram, and I was taken right back to our city stroll of London. With each new suggestion, I was ready to paint our door that color.
My favorite answer came from Mary DeMuth, because she didn’t tell me, she showed me (don’t you love her door?). Then my DaySpring boss sent me an entire Pinterest board with his suggestion–and I found myself wanting to paint my front door mint green.
Because I’m visual, pictures are better than words.
I’m inviting you to link your front door or pictures of your favorite ideas!
Got a blog? It’s a simple post for the day. On Pinterest? Link to a board. You can even link Instagram images below by adding the direct link to your image there.
DO chime in with your thoughts about doors and why you prefer one color over another, and link pictures if you’ve got ’em. I’ve got decisions to make and you people are very influential :).
oooooooooh, fun! i love happy front doors!!! here’s ours: http://instagram.com/p/SnsyP7oQTY/
Yesterday’s internet exchange at ADS was the first time I knew you had recently moved again. Why? New job for your husband? Inquiring minds want to know! I LOVE doors, though my own is very unusual. It’s a Dutch door, with a 9 pane glass top and we very seldom use it. We have French doors out from our living room that are closer to our driveway and we end up using that one a whole lot more. I’ve got a picture, but I don’t do instagram so don’t know how to put it anywhere!
Two things: one, I can’t see the links to Mary’s door… it’s on FB and FB says I’m not allowed to see that content. Maybe because I’m not friends with her or you? Not sure, but the links essentially don’t work.
And two, do you have a picture from another angle of your door? I am SO confused by it! It looks like your front door opens onto an open porch, which makes no sense at all. But maybe that’s just me and it being almost midnight here. 🙂
As for the door itself… I’m thinking a deep dark red would look lovely!
I love the color red. It should go just right with your house color. Put a bright red on your door to add a splash of color.
I love the door the way it is! Why not hang a colorful wreath and change it with the different seasons?
Cute house! I linked a post from Pinterest. I think with this color scheme a subtle pink would look nice.