Designer Tips

Designer Tip: Colour is a great way to express your personality. Your front door provides a taste of who you are and sets the stage for the rest of your home. However, choosing the right colour can be a challenge. For a cohesive look, take note of the colours in your exterior brick or stone and draw your front door colour from the visible tones. Alternatively, the colour of your front door does not need to be subdued. A brilliant colour when chosen carefully can convey a cheerful, welcoming sentiment and provide an instant update.
Lisa Canning, Canning Interiors

Designer Tip: Planters and greenery are a great complement to wood tones. Flank your door with a pair of matching planters with seasonal plants. But keep scale in mind. Keep plants trimmed to around 2/3 the height of the door to allow the emphasis to be on your entry, as opposed to ominous flora.
Lisa Canning, Canning Interiors

Designer Tip: When redesigning your entryway, give some thought to the foyer floor tile pattern in relationship to your door. For an elegant and ornamental look, complement the pattern in your door using embellished tiles or by arranging coloured tiles in a pattern. Furthermore, consider wallpaper as an option to dress up your walls. Use a subtle tone on tone pattern that incorporates traditional curves to really make your wrought iron pop.
Lisa Canning, Canning Interiors

Designer Tip: Lighting is a key element of an inviting entryway. Placing an exterior light fixture directly above your decorative glass door is a great way to highlight the beautiful craftsmanship of your investment. Develop a lighting plan for pathways, water features and sculptures. This will create depth and variety and provide instant curb appeal as well as a welcoming presence for your guests year round.
Lisa Canning, Canning Interiors

Designer Tip: After selecting your door, think of hardware and surrounding elements as jewelry for your front entry. Select your hardware, house number, mailbox, kick plate and light fixture in the same finish and style. These elements will sparkle and shine. Against a door with subtle, sophisticated paneling they will provide great interest and contrast- so dont think of them as an afterthought. Utilize these elements to enhance the aesthetic of your door.
Lisa Canning, Canning Interiors



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