How many of you remember the front door of the house you grew up in? You may remember the color, or some detail on the door itself, but do you remember the hardware on it? For me, it’s one of the things that stands out most in my mind when I think back to my childhood. You see, the lock on my front door required a skeleton key to unlock it. I remember carrying that big key around, putting it in the brass lock just so, and wiggling it around a bit in order to get the tumblers to turn so I could get inside. It’s been many years since I’ve used that key; however, I still remember the feeling of it being special every time I used it.
The front door of your home is the first thing your family and guests interact with. Let the hardware on it make a statement. Let it provide character.
This oil-rubbed bronze hardware is on my current front door.
It has old-world charm that goes beautifully with our Spanish colonial home.
There are so many terrific choices to choose from, no matter what your style is.
By Alicia Paley, Alicia Paley Home Interiors