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Design insights with Barbara Gilbert

by | Dec 05, 2016




For Dallas-based interior designer Barbara Gilbert, the front door is like a book cover to a home’s inside story.  She has some great design tips to achieve a signature look.

Because doors take up so much square footage in a home, Gilbert makes sure they’re all very relevant and complement the rest of the décor. She chooses the front door first for a wow factor, and then comes up with doors for the interior that match the homeowner’s style. She avoids only using matching doors, instead picking stand-out pieces for rooms like the media room. Today’s look, she notes is “collected” rather than “model home” so it’s okay to break old rules. Also big in Texas right now, glass doors that let in the beauty of the outside.