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SwatchPop! Dream Home: Front Door

Welcome to the first week of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a new series where we present a collection of inspiration photos across our social media platforms and you vote on your favorites. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with tips for to get the look for your home. Week 1 featured a collection of front doors. Take a look at the collection that was voted on:

Dream Home Front Doors
  1. Camille Styles
  2. Andrew Skurman Architects
  3. Good Housekeeping
  4. Chris Burch
  5. Better Homes & Gardens
  6. Better Homes & Gardens

We got hundreds of votes and front door #2 by Andrew Skurman was the winner! This front door is a timeless design that makes a grand first impression for the home. The architecture of the home plays a huge role in the overall design of this front door, which makes this look extremely hard to replicate in most homes. However, the trick to decorating using inspiration photos isn't to copy the design exactly. The key to using inspiration photos is to help narrow down the style you want in your home and incorporate some of the details from the inspiration photos. So to get this winning front door look in your home, examine all the details from the photo and see which parts can be incorporated into your own home.

Dream Home Front Door Winner

Obviously, the biggest focal point here is the black, arched door. An arched door is going to be the best option for achieving this look. When shopping around for an arched door, look for a door with clean lines and simple details. Many arched doors available today have curved trim and ornate window glass and those options will distract from the overall desired. Below is a door option that is simple with clean lines. Cover the door with a crisp, black paint and add classic, brass hardware. Door knockers and mail slots are great options that will help add sophistication to the door.

Dream Home Front Door

If arched doors don't work with your home, no problem! Use a regular door with clean lines and simple details. Add the classic, brass hardware and use added details like mail slots and door knockers. Although you are missing the big arch at the door, we can get that arched detailing through other pieces.

Dream Home Front Door


In this design, we incorporated the sophisticated and grand look of the original inspiration photo without the requirement of an elaborate, detailed home. The arched element was incorporated into the wood work of the bench seating. Symmetry was incorporated into the planters. All of these items work together to create the same feeling and look of the winning SwatchPop! Dream Home front door but with a budget-friendly shopping list!

Thank you for voting along with our new series SwatchPop! Dream Home and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for Week 2 featuring entryways!




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