Photography by AMY BARTLAM

Your front door is what greets your guests before you do. It’s the part of a home that not only sets the stage for what lies ahead but one that can completely transform the look and feel of the exterior as well. From bold colors to sleek finishes, French doors and more, an entry can say a lot about a home. We’ve rounded up a few of the most noteworthy front doors we saw in 2017, to offer up a little inspo for the year ahead.

A generous splash of yellow earmarks this spot as one very cheery point of entry. An exclusively whitewashed surround further accentuates the brilliance of the shade, found within this mid-century modern home.

 
Photography by Callie Hobbs

Only the dreamiest blue is to be reserved for this once-retro fixer-upper from the 1930s. Coupled with a whitewashed brick exterior (plus an ultra cool and minimal set of house numbers) this setup is the real deal. Get the full tour of the home here.

Photography by TRUE O’NEILL Photography by Aaron Bengochea

A simple, all-matte black door emulates Janice Barta’s modern yet surprisingly cozy and traditional home. A narrow glass window next to the solid door lets in a bit of light from the front, while plenty of windows at the back of house help balance it out.

 
Photography by CODY GUILFOYLE Photography by RAQUEL LANGWORTHY

A millennial pink door brightens up this chic abode. We love the color of the door paired with the decor of the interior, along with the ornate frosted windows that bring in natural light.

Photography by LU TAPP OF DUSTYLU PHOTOGRAPHY

A powder blue Dutch door totally complements the comfortable, natural, and fresh aesthetic of this Manhattan Beach home. Note how the door is flanked by two matching elevated planters to frame the entryway in the most inviting way.

Photography by PAUL DYER PHOTOGRAPHY

A simple craftsman door in navy contrasts the exterior of this updated Victorian row-house, which has maintained its original architecture with the addition of modern details upon a fresh remodel.

Photography by COLIN PRICE

As if the interior of this storybook home wasn’t dreamy enough, there had to be an additional moment that upstaged the decor inside. Note to self: a saturated shade of cobalt blue was made for the exposed brick exterior covered in ivy.

Photography by JESSICA ANTOLA
LA’s Bird boutique boasts some seriously summer-friendly shades – Rose Petal and Citron by Benjamin Moore – cleverly reserved for the Mid-Century modern dressing room.
Photography by NOAH KALINA

This tiny cabin may be nestled within the backwoods of Upstate New York, but there’s nothing small about its ultra modern entry. Designed to allow in the maximum amount of natural light, the floor-to-ceiling pivoting window-doors put country living at its finest.

Photography by NICOLE FRANZEN

It hardly gets any more elegant than a set of French doors, leading into a bath as effortlessly luxuriously as the one in this beautifully whitewashed farmhouse.

Photography by Amy Bartlam Imagery by Aaron Bengochea

We’re big proponents of the unconventional, especially when it pertains to out-of-the-box approaches to ordinary decor moments. Enter this industrialized sliding door, spotted in this perfectly minimal Culver City home.

Photography by BEN JACK
We’re swooning over the true blue hue of this Charleston entry. Coupled with a chic geometric rug in a complementary shade, the finalized look exudes pure modern cool. 

Photography by ANDREA FREMIOTTI Design by Emily Henderson Design, Photographer by Tessa Neustadt_

The most whimsical entryway greets guests in this Halloween-inspired home where custom double doors were created to mimic the look of the famous TARDIS from the British sci-fi hit Dr. Who.