Beautiful Inside and Outside: Custom Windows and Doors for Unforgettable Entry Spaces
Your custom home doors not only greet the world but also welcome you home and urge you to hurry back whenever you cross these thresholds. Custom windows, transoms, sidelights, and inserts, also feature prominently in the porches, foyers, and hallways where you take the first and last steps of so many journeys. CustomMade artisans can help you turn these entry spaces into unforgettable places.
If you’re stuck wondering about what designs to use for an entryway remodeling project, artisan Clark Peaslee of Peaslee Design has two approaches to the idea of style you would do well to consider: either selectively referencing the high points or defining aspects of historical styles “based upon a client’s preference or upon where the project or piece of furniture is intended to end up” or, alternatively, becoming “deliberately un-tethered from any antecedent or particular fashion so as to explore a more ‘contemporary’ solution. In such circumstances, I look for inspiration from any source in the physical, emotional or spiritual worlds around me.”
As a client, think not only of where in your house the doors and windows for your custom entries will end up but also of all the places you end up: the locales you frequent, the vistas you’ve seen, and the worlds you dream about. The style can be made to fit your movements and visions, or your movements and visions may just have a style all their own.
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The rich color and look of the custom mahogany entry door and oval windows fit perfectly with the sylvan scene on the walls, and the natural light from the windows, transom, and sidelights, as well as the views of the greenery in the front yard, create an enchanting mix of fantasy and reality in this vestibule. If you’d like to bring the outdoors indoors or vice versa in your home, contact the artisans and start discussing your ideas today.
Do you want the custom windows in your residential doorways to reflect distant destinations? The “Fresh Air” entry by glass artist Nancy Y. Gong of Gong Glass Works features nature motifs from the client’s family’s two “favorite outdoor havens,” the mountains of Colorado and the tropics of the Bahamas. Designed to provide privacy while allowing daylight to shine through, this project thrilled the client: “Your work completely transformed my entry. Light wise, functionally, feel, attitude, modernity, you name it!” If you feel torn between multiple places you’d like to call home, have Nancy work some geographic magic in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind design for you.
Nature also influenced these stunning RiverDoors™ by Scott Reuman, Conundrum Designs Inc. Furniture maker and sculptor Scott Reuman writes: “The natural world is very curvaceous, rarely with sharp hard corners. The human-made world can often be visually if not physically softened to the eye and hand with the addition of curves. As an entry to your home or business, these doors say ‘Come on in! We’d like to meet you! This is a comfortable place to visit.’” The sinuous resin inlays glow on the inside during the day and on the outside at night. The design – and the invitation – is always visible. Read the rave reviews Scott’s doors and other works have received. Your own doors can be custom made in standard and unusual sizes and can feature a wide variety of wood, inlays, and hardware.
Woodcarver Hugo Mesa of Hugo Mesa Studio was asked by a client to incorporate his family’s heritage into his home. Using a book as a guide and adding imaginative details, he created this hand chiseled and carved mahogany Russian folklore entryway. This is such an intricate and exquisite creation visitors might forget it’s actually a door. (Even the doorknob might be mistaken for a knot on the tree). The breadth of Hugo’s work is expansive and limited only by the imagination, so contact him with any design idea you have for your own custom entryway.
Your custom residential windows and doors deserve more than just a passing interest when you arrive or depart from your home. Find a CustomMade artisan near you and let the light shine in – and out – of unique entry spaces.