September 7, 2012

doors, Inspiration, Smitten by

A common symbol of strength and endurance, it’s no wonder why oak is a top species for wood doors. Oak wood doors are some of the more economically priced and readily available wood doors compared to other hardwoods and add charm to any home in both interior and exterior settings.

Each time I visit a home with a stately wood door, I can’t wait to see the goodness that lies within.

The combination of oak and stone is not uncommon and mostly seen in traditional design. But here, it’s the integration of cut glass and black stain that shift this door into contemporary territory.  What I love most is the mix of natural materials, wood, glass, stone, and brass [the hardware is cherry on top].

Redbud Custom Homes - Living Room

Painted doors tend to be what I see most in builder’s grade homes and I get excited when I see them covered in darker hues. But nothing tickles my fancy more that a stained wood interior door that serves both function and style. The oak doors in this living space become part of the room’s decor and reinforces the designer’s play on natural elements.

Oak Doors - Robert J Erdmann Design

Custom doors are a wise investment and hold its value in resale. In this Chicago high rise, white oak doors with a cerused finish offers rustic refinement that let’s you know a designer has graced this space. When your doors have an air of sophistication, your furniture [as seen above] should have an attitude to match.

Front Entry - Andrew Snow Photography

Oak is versatile, timeless, and can be used in any setting from traditional to modern. The features that categorize each design style are the color of the stain, construction, and its integration with other materials such as metal, glass, or stone.

Which of these four oak door designs is your favorite? What is your impression of wood doors, interior or exterior?

image courtesy: | Redbud Custom Homes | Robert J. Erdmann Design | Andrew Snow Photography
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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Custom Mahogany Doors Says:

    To decorate your sweet home you can use Mahogany Doors such as French, Interior, Exterior, Patio, and Hand Carved doors including Transom, Sidelites, and Surroundings.


  2. Mike Smith Says:

    Absolutely the BEST. Can’t believe that wooden doors are looks so beautiful.


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