With an increased selection of door designs available these days, it is becoming much easier for homeowners to create a personalised look, whether it be a house or an apartment interior space. A wide range of door sizes, door systems, construction options and style configurations all add up to exciting home designs according to Architect, Julian Brenchley.
Having helped develop Australia’s most famous apartment building, The Block veteran says that while there are more door options than ever, it’s important to find a key look. “It is critical to have a consistent design approach throughout an apartment, so as to maintain design integrity, and the choice of a single door design for each apartment is perfect.”
Corinthian’s Moda and Deco interior door collections were used throughout The Gatwick during season 14 of The Block showing how good door choices can make a statement and elevate any apartment.
“The most important thing to consider when choosing a door style is the level of detail required to achieve the desired design approach,” continues Brenchley. “A flat modern door will direct the eye to the door handle or assist in focusing attention on windows or other aspects. A panelled door with feature hardware will add texture and interest, or a counterpoint to a modern look, it can all work together provided there is some integrity in the overall design,” he adds.
Here Julian talks about his favourite doors this season and advises on how to emulate their success:
Keep it consistent like Courtney & Hans
Courtney and Hans’ all white aesthetic was beautifully simple and anything but plain. The palate was brought to life through statement furniture and furnishings and a plethora of details. Their consistent use of Corinthian’s Moda PMOD4 with its uniform panels created a textural response that engaged the eye without breaking their understated look. This consistency was carried through with matte black hardware that was mirrored in furnishings including the hallway sideboard, artefacts and artwork.
The clean lines and consistency of the solid constructed Moda doors was complemented by the use and flow of the wooden floorboards throughout the main living area and walkways, again creating a consistency of materials.
Create statement doors like Hayden & Sara
Hayden and Sara really showed how to make an impact with your doors in a tasteful manner. The clean and crisp square profile rout lines of Corinthian’s DECO 3S interior doors created a considered balance between modern design and the Art Deco heritage of the building. The premium finish and striking gold hardware of the master bedroom’s double doors created a dramatic focal point that showed style and elegance. The geometric lines of the door were then continued through into the room’s velvet headboard.
The choice to use the DECO 3S throughout the apartment created uniformity, while allowing the couple to create drama and interest where it worked best, without going overboard.
Doors are often the first thing you see before entering a room and set the stylistic tone for what’s to come, so it’s important to get them right.
Norm and Jess mastered the art of creating a strong design element and continuing it throughout their home. In their guest bedroom, the rectangular profile of the Moda PMOD10 mirrored the floor to ceiling cabinetry adding textural consistency. “I tend to prefer this simple pane and equal panelled door in a period building, the design is a nod to the heritage fabric without necessarily copying a specific style”.
Timing is everything
No matter your renovation project, always plan your door installation meticulously, it’s more complex than a lot of people think. There’s a lot to consider up front from getting the sizes right, setting out the door openings to deciding on door hardware and overall style. People can get caught out when the wall or opening sizes change after the doors are ordered. Make a size and design decision and stick to it.
Create your own style
Looking into the crystal ball, we can imagine 2019’s contestants adopting a number of styles based on their own preferences from heritage or classic approaches, to wild modern interpretations at the other end of the spectrum. Home owners aren’t constrained to simple designs anymore, and this element of choice is allowing a new freedom of design to come forth.
Source: Corinthian Doors