This is the inside view of our front door...
It is very hard to find a good spot from which to take a photo, but I did my best from the stairs, which are opposite the door. There's also not much light in the foyer - we have a small flushmount ceiling light (to be replaced one day... maybe soon?) and the windows in the door.
When we moved in, there was a honeycomb shade covering the window. To add some color and pattern, I found this great print - which I believe is no longer available in blue - to make the shade. It's worked for us - providing privacy while allowing in some light. But, it has become quite the source of entertainment for my 2 year old, who loves to tug on it, and pull the bottom rod out. Alas, it's time to move on. I am really looking forward to having a door without a window treatment (and a chain lock)!
Now, what color for the inside of the new door? White just gets so beat up and dirty. I'm toying with doing black on both sides. I love glossy black interior doors (like the one in the dining room I posted last Friday) - and think it would be a simple way to add a graphic punch to our otherwise understated foyer. Or perhaps navy blue? Hmm... maybe I need to test them out on our current door as well.
Have a great weekend.
And, happy birthday, Mom!!! XOXO