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Grand entrance versatility

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04 September 2018

Front doors are where people make their first impression of a home so you want yours to really make an entrance.

Below, Sally Caroline interior designer Sally Klopper outlines her favourite looks that can be achieved using Corinthian Door’s new Blonde Oak collection styles.

Crafted from solid sustainable timber, the Blonde Oak Collection now offers 11 versatile designs, with clear and translucent glass panel options available across the range.  

“The Blonde Oak Collection has been created with purity in mind; the ability to develop a single, unified theme throughout your home. This visual consistency is crucial to interior design as it reflects a sense of calm - in turn, giving your home a more refined finish,” says Sally.


Forget fussy fashions, ‘less is more’ has become a universal design concept. This look is typified by refined simple lines, quality finishes, neutral colours and clean-cut edges.

“People are often drawn to minimalist interior style for its effortless simplicity but it’s actually the contrast of tones, proportions and lighting that makes the look. Try experimenting with different glass panelling to cast defining shadows in your entrance, and if architecturally equipped, choose a pivot door for a bolder opening to the home,” says Sally.

Modern Country

Modern country inspired homes reflect a sense of warmth and light, by marrying warm colours like creamy whites and chestnut browns, defined by strong timber accents throughout the home.

Sally says the American White Oak from the Corinthian Blonde Oak door collection suits this style perfectly, with a veneer frame that harmonises with a stone facade.

“An open panel of clear glass allows light to fill the entrance, creating a cosy atmosphere in the home. Alternatively, frosted glass offers privacy for homes with direct visibility of the interior.”


More than just a style, the coastal look is a way of life. Everything from the weatherboard to the doors and windows take their aesthetic cues from the coastline and sunny skies.

“Corinthian’s Blonde Oak Coastal doors reflect the beautiful Australian shoreline. The sandy colours of the door embody the natural landscape, while horizontal panels accentuate the shadow lines of the weatherboard. For a twist – try making a statement with a blue base stained door, drawing upon tones the sea and sky,” says Sally.