How To Make Doors Appear Taller


 I recently had the honor of working in this amazing home.  It is truly stunning.  I wanted to share with you, a genius trick the clients used in their foyer. 





The home has a large foyer that provides a grand entrance. 
Since it is such a large open space, there are a lot of doors in this area.  French doors leading to the den, two closets, the front entrance door and an opening into the formal dining area.  Each door was a different height.  To create one eye-pleasing, level visual plane, they came up with this solution:




























































They hired a Detail Carpenter to install moldings above each door.  Even though the moldings are varying sizes, it creates the illusion that the doors are all the same height.  While they were at it, they also added a transom window above the french doors.  Symmetry, character, architectural interest... ahhh.
Thanks for letting me share your beautiful home, Allison.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Really, a brilliant solution. so doable.
    enjoying your blog.
    Blessings,
    Tina

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  3. What a great idea!!! Thanks for the visuals!!

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  4. Very smart. And I'm sure there would be a really pretty way to do it cheaply too. Like small board and batten just above the door, or just paint I between and molding at the top. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow= wonderful idea
    Pinning this for future use.
    Happy Day

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  6. Brilliant! I love this post! Such and easy solution to a challenging problem." Do mind if I share it on facebook?

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  7. Amazing !!! I wish I had tall enough ceilings to do this !!! Older home= lower ceilings boo. These look awesome ! Great idea.

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  8. Brilliant! And oh-so pretty!

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  9. You need to get over to Today's Creative Blog. Kim is taunting you on her FB page ... she loves to do that. She did it to me last week.

    You're today's feature! Congrats!

    Linda

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