Some Things Trendy: Industrial Doors

I have to admit, I went back and forth on this post. I hesitate calling industrial doors and windows “trendy.” There are several houses with them around Dallas that I have admired for years. However, there is a recent  particular surge here of white painted brick houses with industrial doors and windows. Sounds pretty, right? Well, they are beautiful! My hesitation (you can sense it, right?) is that they are overwhelming in number. Nine out of every ten new houses embodies the same look. I even posted the question to my instragram followers. The majority love the look, yet several Dallasites were in agreement with me. My fear is that we will be driving around years later and pass these homes saying, “oh, that must have been built in 2018.” This is not to say they aren’t the perfect juxtaposition on a traditional home. My main piece of advice would be to proceed with caution.

I think the goal of every homeowner is to not date their home. I am doing this Some Things Trendy series to show you the trends for 2018 that I would actually use in a home. Think of it this way- there is a song by an artist that you love, yet the second it becomes overly popular on the radio it loses its appeal. This is often the case in home design as well. Take this simply as a precaution on trends, yet enjoy the beauty that is in these photos of industrial doors and windows below. They truly are chic, when they are perfectly applied.

P.S. I adore them the MOST when they are used in the interior.

So tell me friends, what are your thoughts?

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I adore this updated tudor with an industrial front door. Design by Collins Interiors. Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood

Shower via Veranda

Incredible shower doors via Veranda

Exterior Industrial Doors via Elle Decor

Beautiful industrial doors surrounded by Ivy and Boxwood via Elle Decor

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DeVOL Kitchen with industrial doors via DeVol Pinterest

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An older photo of one of my absolute favorite Dallas houses with an industrial front door. Photo by Christina Dandar via The Potted Boxwood.

Interior Industrial Door via Banks Development

The chicest kitchen with an interior industrial door by Banks Development 

Via Pinterest São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente

How cool is the concept of industrial folding doors- São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente via Pinterest

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The classic appeal of Bobby McAlpine with the use of Industrial windows and doors.

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Another great updated tudor in Dallas. I can’t wait for all that boxwood to grow bigger! Photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood.

Below are some more of my photos from around Dallas. They are ALL gorgeous. Landscaping makes the biggest difference. I’ll give you a little tour around town on instagram stories later today/tomorrow just to see how this “trend” is really catching on around town.

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A fresh new build.

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The white paneling makes a huge difference on this home.

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Topiaries make the perfect visual for this entry.

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Door Jam

An absolutely hilarious event happened recently. I got a call from my trusty dad a bit out of breath. To put in kindly and mildly, he is not the “handy type.” Way more cerebral than crafty (which in my opinion is always a better quality). The problem is that he often attempts to fix things, and in turn we sometimes still have to call an expert out eventually. It is always the thought that counts, but that gets hard after 9 years of saying he will fix the running toilet. I eventually just called a plumber when I was in Florida for the holidays. While he claimed to be upset because “he could do it easily,” I also saw a big sign of satisfaction that I took executive action.

That brings me back to the other morning. He was in a fit of frustration over the fact that our front door handle had broke inside. As he tried to “fix it,” I told him he should probably just get a new one. But he tried to fix it and decided to use the lifetime warranty.  New parts arrive soon!  We will see.  I have since been looking at door handles, trying to get inspired for the eventual new purchase. There are so many styles to choose from. Of course, my favorites are when the knob is centered in the door, but not all doors are created equal. Here are just a few of my new favorites I have recently found.

 

WC Vaughan Co Collection Door Knob by ER Butler and Co

E.R. Butler & Co.

 

1026 Door Knob by Nanz

Nanz

 

Mack Entry Set Rocky Mountain Hardware

Rocky Mountain Hardware

Filigree Door Knob from Sherle Wagner

Filigree Door Knob by Sherle Wagner

75671 door knob by PE Guerin

P.E. Guerin

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Urban Archaeology

Antique Nickel door knob via York Street

York Street Studio

SA Baxter Entry Door Knob

SA Baxter

56232 Door Knob by Omnia

Omnia

Soane Britian Door Handle

Soane Britian

TPB Travels: San Miguel de Allende

I really can’t say enough about the enchanting San Miguel de Allende in the hills of Mexico. I know when many people hear Mexico, their minds go to Cabo or Cancun (or El Chappo). Many Texans flock to the mountains of Colorado to escape the heat, yet a large percentage also go to San Miguel. While I love a good Aspen trip, I think I fell hard for the rich cultural and visual paradise that is San Miguel. Walking through the cobblestone streets on an incline, there were vibrant hues of homes with perfectly bejeweled doors. Music often fills the streets with mariachi bands celebrating any festivity and banners swinging from rooftops across narrow caminos. The very present sounds of church bells make you feel as if you are roaming the streets of Italy without the long haul flight and time change.

The stay at The Rosewood was impeccable. Poolside in a cabana with friends, a pampering massage in the spa, and enjoying a fresh margarita on the rooftop every night were just a few of the highlights. The shopping in town was also excellente. Stores feel more like homes than a place of business, many with courtyards and impeccable design that just comes with the territory. The markets were full of handmade fabrics, pottery, and lanterns that create splashes of pattern. I really don’t have anything negative to say, except that I needed a couple more days to stay and play.

THE ROSEWOOD: SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

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Reception/Lobby.

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The bar…over 96 types of Tequilla!

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The central courtyard.

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The room.

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The main courtyard in the evening.

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The door to the spa. As you can see, many architectural details.

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The back of the hotel.

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The pool area after some rain. A rarity that cabanas are completely free. I will say that poolside service was painfully slow, and don’t ask for an ice coffee….

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The resort grows their own very fragrant lavender. The scent is present in spa services, as well as in the suites. Housekeeping would light fresh lavender by the tub every evening. A delightful touch.

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Very interesting landscape surrounds the hotel. Little arrangements of rocks and plants are scattered around perfectly cut grass.

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A wonderful play of pattern on the rooftop from light fixtures that are often seen on the streets for sale.

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The rooftop bar offers one of the best views in town.

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If only I were still lounging here now.

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The colorful Rosewood residences, including a balcony of potted boxwood.

Architecture And Culture

 

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The Jardin is a bustling part of town right near the main church.

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Speaking of the church, it was quite breathtaking.

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This door is just plain cool of color.

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I would love to one day replicate this tile I saw in a small linen shop on a side street.

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A very common courtyard entrance to a restaurant.

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Street fountain minus the water. Beautiful tile that surely has history.

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A private residence friends were staying in. I love the courtyard and intimate ambience.

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Stairs in the side courtyard. I love the architectural nooks and crannies.

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View from the steps.

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View from the rooftop looking into some beautiful homes. I adore the window boxes.

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Another lovely home visible from above. How clean and chic are the pots of white flowers, as well as the navy and white awnings.

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I spy blue and white…

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A lovely view from the top of the hill.

Shops

Mixta

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I am obsessed with everything about this store.

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The courtyard alone is magical.

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Spy the detail of the doors, as well as the pattern of the wallpaper. So many wonders inside.

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Recreo

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An exceptional store if you are looking for one of a kind tunics and ponchos. Expertly crafted and designed, just like the store itself.

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This was the highlight. Have you ever seen such a thing? Tiers and branches of boxwood.

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Some of the tunics.

Casa Katalina

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These candles. Seriously. I lugged these home in my carry on to ensure next year’s birthday cake will be colorful and festive.

Hilo Negro

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A Mexican take on blue and white. I also LOVE the red and cream.

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Markets

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If I could have fit this in my suitcase, it would have found a home with me. Worth over triple in the states.

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Lights abound. Plus look at the sweet Christmas decorations on the right. They could make quite the tabletop decoration. San Miguel de Allende The Potted Boxwood 6

Great for a luncheon or a child’s room.

Pretty Puertas

My fun summer of travel has come to a close, but I truly did save the best for last. San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is the most charming town nestled in the hills. With temperatures cold enough for a fireplace on summer evenings and sunshine-filled afternoons for strolling along cobblestone streets, there is a European flair to this city infused with colonial Mexican culture. I will go into more depth of the town tomorrow, but for today I want to focus on the doors (puertas in Spanish).

The doors certainly deserve a post of their own. Behind a majority of these puertas lay courtyards with rooms surrounding and fountains trickling. I often found myself tempted to open and take a peak inside, thankfully my friends would snap me out of this delusion of real estate stalking (I guess that is what friends are for). Notice how most of these doors are framed in limestone against striking blended patina paint. I find it is often hard to successfully replicate this look in the states (think faux mediterranean McMansions-yikes). Definitely appreciate the woodwork of the doors, the detail in the carvings, the placement of landscape, and the frames that make every puerta picture perfect. I hope this will inspire you to dress your door with good craftsmanship and leave you with a marvelous case of the Mondays. Hasta Luego!

 

Photos by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

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The most interesting knocker. Notice the ring on the finger.

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Azul! A beautiful blended blue.

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Talk about symmetry

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I love the flags that fly across the streets. So festive!

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That lime green door will grab anyone’s attention.

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The knockers were incredible!

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Details are everything when it comes to the woodwork of the doors.

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Let the ivy grow!

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I love this door, but that is not why I love the picture. :)

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This paint color may not work for most in the states, but imagine this door in black against a white house…. breathtaking.

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This has no filter. The light was hitting the home at just the perfect time. Enchanting.

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Bluesday

Blue skies and blue waters have me longing for the popular summer shade. I also feel I have seen so many blue front doors recently (I am in Florida after all). Also, I have family in Greece right now, and their pictures have me totally inspired.  Whether your door is sophisticated navy or robin’s egg, sky blue or cornflower, blue can be very effective shining out front. I especially love it against a freshly white painted home. While it always looks good in coastal towns, it can be very universal no matter where your home is located. Enjoy this simple and stately arrangement of doors that will have you rushing to the nearest paint store. Happy Wednesday! XO

 

Blue Door via Diane Henderson

A Grecian blue gate snapped by my extended family while on vacation in Greece. A heavenly oasis for all things blue and white.

Stunning blue door via Good House Keeping

A stunning shade of cornflower blue. Via Good Housekeeping

Blue door via BHG

A deep blue front door makes the most perfect pop. Via BHG

Blue door via Cottages and Gardens

A pale shade of blue is the perfect contrast against the white wainscoting. Via Cottages & Gardens

Blue door via Country Living

Despite my love of the two boxwood topiaries, I love the look of this dutch blue door. Via Country Living

Pale blue door via Verandah House

Could this be any prettier?! What a soft and sophisticated door! Via Verandah House

blue front door via house beautiful

A sweet shade of blue that has a wonderful hint of green. I love the green gated courtyard. Via House Beautiful 

Blue front door via Maria Killam

A navy blue sapphire front door that truly elevates the home. Via Maria Killam

Chic blue:green door by Miles Redd

Of course, who doesn’t love this townhouse entry by Miles Redd. A perfectly sculpted door makes a big difference.

Dublin's Fitzwilliam Square via Ireland

I can’t help but obsess over this vivid blue door in Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square. Via Ireland

Dutch door via AD

It may be yellow on the outside, but these dutch doors are a perfectly glossy shade of blue on the inside. What an entryway! Via AD

Michelle Smiths Sag Harbor blue front door via Lonny

A delightful french blue on a cape cod style home in Sag Harbor by Michelle Smith. Gives the house just the right amount of character. Via Lonny

Robin's Egg Blue Front Door

This is most likely classified as mint green, but I couldn’t help but to include it. The front topiary and the floor are just too fabulous to leave out. Via Pinterest

Seattle home by Interior Photographer + Architectural Photographer John Granen

A vivid, yet understated blue door flanked by spiral topiaries on this Seattle home. Via John Granen

Unique shade of blue cia Behr Paint

A deep and unique turquoise strikes against this white home. Via Behr Paint