Allison Cosmos
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The Front Door


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hitigaba7 wrote:
What is this door made of? - Is it made of wood or some other material ?
   Comment   March 16, 2014
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Allison Cosmos
Old solid wood door
March 17, 2014 at 10:02am   
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sissiesimpson wrote:
Love the Wall Sconce on the right side of the front door. - ?The wall sconce on the right side of the front door is just what I have been looking for. Long like a piece of jewerly to make the finishing touch for the entry. Just love it!
   Comment   July 2, 2013
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Allison Cosmos
I don not know the source of the wall sconce. It's the home of interior designer Marjorie Skouras. Perhaps you can contact her and inquire.
July 3, 2013 at 7:55am   
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tarmijo wrote:
What is the color and brand of paint on the house?
   Comment   September 19, 2012
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Allison I would be interested in that stencil, can u give me any details on how to obtain this from u, along with cost
December 6, 2013 at 2:55pm   
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Allison Cosmos
zahirs82 just contact me by phone or email so we can correspond more personally. My email is and phone is 949-371-3957 PST.
December 6, 2013 at 9:01pm   
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landnfly wrote:
what is the brand and name of the green color? LOVE it!!
   Comment   January 12, 2012
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Allison Cosmos
I have no idea. I painted the door only.
January 13, 2012 at 7:52am   
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mark coston wrote:
where can I find the "hand"le stick holder?
   Comment   February 2, 2011
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Annie Thornton
This is by Harry Allen and is available on Amazon.
February 2, 2011 at 5:40pm     
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mark coston
Thank you so much!
February 2, 2011 at 6:45pm   
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Rima Nasser wrote:
Love the door, was it painted? and where did you get that fabulous arm holding the candlestick?
   Comment   December 12, 2010
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Adi Tatarko
Hi rnid

The designer just answered a similar question here:
December 12, 2010 at 9:29pm   
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jhetf wrote:
Was the door painted?
   Comment   December 10, 2010
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You can find great stencil in

They are the best
July 14, 2013 at 2:48am     
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Allison Cosmos
The design was done without a stencil. It was hand drawn on one side and then mirror transferred on the opposite side. Then I painted the design. I make custom hand painted designs specific to the surface they are to be applied to. This particular design was inspired by a damask fabric.
July 17, 2013 at 9:00pm     
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Kit Pollard added this to DIY Projects: "Renovating" a Rental
It's not always worth it to paint something this involved in a rental - unless it's a door of your own that you can take with you to your next home.
Kit Pollard added this to Getting into Patterns: The Stages
Intermediate. I've always loved this fabulous painted door - and it seems like a moderate way to commit to a pattern. Yes, it's paint, but it's also only a door - not too big or too permanent.
Margaret Everton added this to One Simple Fabulous Thing
Keeping to one louder detail, as has been done here, keeps a space from (just like an over-jewelried woman) seeming too gaudy. This is a fun space. I love how such an unconventional application uses the old classic French print of damaske.
Margaret Everton added this to Incorporating Bold Patterns
A bright and detailed way to introduce a guest.
I can't ignore this great door when talking about damask design. Technically, it's not damask because it is not a fabric and the design itself is not raised. However, the pattern is inspired by damask fabric. Additionally, the raised panels of the door itself create a textured look that is in line with damask design. And there is no denying that this door makes a great dramatic statement!
This door gives guests an artful and vibrant first impression of the home within.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Your Entry: Mad About Red
If you love the idea of a red door but want something even more original, consider adding pattern atop your red door. The designer of this door gave it satin coat of coral and then applied the design with gloss white.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to What Does Your Front Door Say?
Think red is a little too traditional for your taste...this door just might change your mind. :-)
Natalie Myers added this to Curb Appeal: The Front Door
A stenciled pattern over a painted door will definitely get your home noticed.
Erin Lang Norris added this to Get Your House Guests Talking
Imagine showing up to a new friend's house for the first time and knocking on a door like this ... you'd know right away that this person is going to throw a great party! This is an easy and budget-friendly way to add something fun to your own home. A quick online search for "stencils" will yield endless results and will make for a fun weekend project.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Planning: How to Choose a Front Door
Play around and experiment with different looks. This pink-and-white hand-stenciled pattern is super bold, but it totally works with the muted gray exterior for this house. I love the statement the artist makes here. Can you imagine how different it'd be if the door were just a simple black or brown? Next: Browse entry doors More: What Does Your Front Door Say? Doors With Character, Raised in a Barn Sliding Doors: Transition in High Style
Shawn Gauthier added this to Your Doors: Make a Grand Entrance
Turn your door from everyday to a work of art with a hand-painted design. This designer used a gloss white to paint an incredible design over a base coat of coral.
Scheer & Co. added this to How to Jazz Up a Solid-Front Door
Paneling clearly clearly didn't provide enough pizzazz for designer Allison Cosmos. The door was painted with a coral coat of paint in a satin finish before the gloss white design was applied. You can achieve a similar look with any number of stencil designs. Check out Royal Design Studio and Cutting Edge Stencils.
Ok, so this was created with paint. But there is no reason you couldn't produce a similar effect with wallpaper. You'll just want to stick to an interior door.
Go for a graphic look. "This has been a very popular door," says Allison Cosmos of The Art & Design of Alison Cosmos. "The design was inspired by a damask pattern on a piece of fabric. I just simplified it so it had more of a graphic look. The white paint is gloss, and the coral color is semigloss. By ignoring the panels on the door it gives it a more modern look."

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