Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Inspiration

Kristen Buckingham
Besides my dining room, my other big project for my home this year is the outside, including a new roof, gutters, and exterior painting. So I am knee deep in starting to focus in on all those decisions. The fun part will be incorporating some Chinoiserie outdoors. I have been thinking about a Chinese blue door. I have always had a glossy black door. This is an interesting alternative - the door stays high gloss black but the surround is painted Chinese blue. Do you like this?

12 comments:

Vickie H. said...

This is incredibly striking! And a wonderfully creative approach! You have a really fun Spring ahead of you!

citygirlarts.com said...

Yes, it's fabulous!

toolingaroundart said...

Absolutely stunning!

Julie Marchant said...

Just gorgeous! A must do!

sharon smith said...

Yes Beth, I like it. It's far more sophisticated than a painted door. Sometimes that's all that can be done. If given the opportunity to step it up...do it!
Good luck,
Sharon
www.thehouseofhampton.com

------------------- said...

Is the house red brick?

Judith said...

Agree with above... the picture is stunning... but it is the green foliage which really makes the blue/ black combo stand out. I think I'd need more info about your other outdoors finishes (brick style and colour, window, guttering and roof colours etc) to make a informed decision ..
But in principle I think the blue is magnificent.

Dianne said...

Wow! yes I love it!!!

Vickie Armstrong said...

Absolutely. Very sophisticated.
Vickie @ blancheandkatedesign.com

Vickie Armstrong said...

Absolutely. Stunning and very sophisticated.
Vickie @ blancheandkatedesign.com

theindigolattice said...

This is gorgeous! I've never thought about this alternative for a front door. Depending on the color of the house among other things, this is a cool idea.

Anna Lee said...

I like it if it had the shrubs lining it, like in the picture. I love the juxtaposition of a chic black door against a splash of color though. Go for it! :) Anna (www.annaeleeinteriordesign.com)