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sneak peek best of: front doors

by Grace Bonney


this summer anne, amy and i have been spending a good chunk of time re-tagging design*sponge’s hundreds of archived sneak peeks so they’ll be more search-able when the redesign launches. after having so much fun re-living some of the peeks from years passed (we’ve posted over 500 now, yipes!) we thought it would be great to share some of our favorite “best of” picks, ranging from exteriors and porches to bedrooms, kitchens, kids rooms, and even great pet shots. we’ll be sharing our roundups throughout the summer, and today i could think of no better way to kick things off than with a look at the front of our favorite homes- front doors! i’ve chosen 25 of my favorite front doors, and i hope they’ll inspire you (and welcome you!) as much as they have for me.

[image above: the colorful front door to emily hensen’s studio]


[image above: the front door to dave alhadeff’s williamsburg apartment. and what a door it is…]


[image above: i love the cheerful orange exterior of diva from linea carta’s home]


[image above: i still can’t believe this beauty of a home and exterior (from fitzhugh’s sneak peek) is right around the corner from our shabby front door]


[image above: oh to come home to this every day- the front door/facade of carol neily’s lyon france home]

CLICK HERE for 20 more beautiful front doors after the jump!


[image above: a welcoming front door and porch to corbin’s southern home]


[image above: i’d swap front apartment doors with alex from alan the gallant any day]


[image above: the door inside marieke’s apartment entryway makes me faint from envy. what a door!]


[image above: the bright green door that welcome’s guests to sibella court’s shop]


[image above: a bright yellow door on the front of sara hicks malone’s nashville home]


[image above: i love this idea on sibella court’s back door– a stencil painted number and sign]


[image above: both the exterior and interior of artist frank viva’s home is gorgeous]


[image above: a cute door and dog? sign me up for kirsten voortman’s amsterdam home]


[image above: walking up these steps to your front door every day must be so peaceful and calming. they belong to suzie of twig & fig]


[image above: the modern exterior of yvette’s laduk’s cool canal home]


[image above: this is what i call the perfect country retreat. the exterior and front door of susan williams of swan’s island]


[image above: the entry to ryan and emerson’s “emerson farm” home]


[image above: another rustic retreat belonging to dave allen]


[image above: the stately entrance to artist maxine sutton’s ramsgate home]


[image above: the front door and exterior of clara zangenberg’s copenhagen home]


[image above: i’d love to spend some time with a pitcher of iced tea on linn gresham’s savannah porch]


[image above: the entrance to jen bilik’s home looks so welcoming]


[image above: the modern exterior of nicky crowley’s home]


[image above: the front door of heather from spool 72’s washington home]


[image above: last but not least, tec and chelsea petaja seem like the perfect guests to welcome you over for tea on the porch]

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