Friday, November 19, 2010

Here's What You're Saying & The "How To"!

(Country Home)
I have gotten a tremendous amount of mail on my recent Dutch Doors post. Its seems this charming design element really resonated with all of you. First I heard from Karla at Its the Little Things That Make a House a Home blog. This very talented lady found a wonderful old solid wood door and created her own Dutch Door. Read the "How To" HERE! The photo above is her new Dutch door - isn't it fabulous?!! Thanks so much, Karla, for sharing it with us! Next I heard from a reader whose friend recently installed interior Dutch Doors in each of her children's bedrooms. She thought it was a fabulous way to be able to walk by their rooms and not see the mess on their floors!! Having two pre teens, I loved that idea!!
Then I heard from a reader who just wanted to bring in light to an otherwise dark space, but keep the dogs inside! She also loved the feeling of being open to the outdoors - and no bugs! Wonderful! Everyone agreed that no matter what the primary use, Dutch Doors added a charming design element to their homes. A warmth and personality all their own - and that my friends, is what decorating is all about!!

I loved hearing from each and every one of you!
(all photos unless otherwise noted House Beautiful)


  1. Then there is the simple fact of charm...dutch doors aside I am loving the diningroom floor in picture #3 any more info on it?
    Cheers Heather

  2. Howdy sweet Gina~ I love the idea of a DYI dutch door- so cool! I'm off to read those posts.
    Happy Friday.

  3. I love this!!!!!! So simple!!!!!!!I am going to check out your post of the other dutch doors.....Maryanne xo

  4. Hi Gina~

    Loved the punch of turquoise in the neutral room in the last post. I've had that one saved for a while and forgot how beautiful it was. The Dutch isn't seen often way down here with too many bugs and too much heat. So this was a treat.

    Happy Weekend

  5. HEY! Im your newest follower! Im new to blogging and JUST found you! I am in LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE with your site! Simply BEAUTIFUL! I have an interior design business and doing 14 days of christmas trees and would BEYOND LOVE and appreciate if you would come visit! PLUS i have a GIVEAWAY!

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  6. Ahhh...I have always LOVED Dutch doors! I'm hoping to use one for the mudroom of the bungalow my mom and I are restoring for my shop.

    Have a gorgeous weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

  7. You have some very talented readers. I love all these ideas. Happy weekend. Mona

  8. I have always loved dutch doors and I hope to have one in my home some day. Just need the right place, the right door and, the hardest part, the time!


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