I’m a big proponent of having a show-stopping design feature in every space. It could be a cool accent wall, an amazing light fixture or a killer piece of art. Think of it like a room’s signature, if you will. The thing that everyone will remember once the walk out. Yes, painting our entire media room a rich dark hue will certainly make a statement, but that not actually what I’m considering this room’s showstopper.

Care to venture a guess what is? If I pull back and show you a bit more context about this room do you think you know?

Ok, ok, I won’t hold you in suspense. What you’re looking at is the entrance to our media room. We’ve taken was once a standard doorway {you can see the before here} and expanded it – dramatically. When you’re fortunate enough to have 12-foot ceilings to play with you have to take advantage of it right??

We went ahead and both broadened and heightened the media room-to-be’s doorway to jumbo-french door proportions because I have this vision in mind…

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The media room doorway will feature oversized glass french doors with steel frames! I have always loved the juxtaposition of that dark framing against crisp white walls. Adding that touch of a modern industrial twist in a classic Victorian space just feels so right. And I love the excuse to hang thick velvet curtains in the room to cover the doors when it’s movie night! I’m hoping the final effect is as lovely as it is in my head right now, but I’m feeling pretty good about this decision.

What do you think? Are you on board with my door choice? I’d love to know. And be sure to check everyone else’s Week 4 update. These rooms are coming along swimmingly. It’s so fun to see everyone’s progress! If you’re playing check up, check out Week One, Week Two and Week Three.

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  1. Wow! This is going to look fantastic. I went back and read your other posts and I love that you’re going with a deep, dark grey. The french doors are going to look stunning as well, I love the clean lines in your inspiration photos. Can’t wait to see what you do for next week’s update!

  2. Yes to the steel framed windows and YES to velvet curtains! I’ve been hunting for velvet curtains (that I can afford. That look great.) so very excited to see what you come up with. Love this idea!

  3. I looooove it! I found your blog through this series, and I’m loving where you are taking this room. You guys have awesome, functional style and I’m all about it. You are inspiring me! 😉

    1. Thanks for commenting Marisa – so thrilled to hear you’re inspired 🙂

  4. Erin!!! Your house is going to be INCREDIBLE!!! So fun seeing the process 🙂

  5. What color of white is on your walls they look amazing

    1. I think you’re actually looking at our primer Cristina but we plan on going with White Wisp in Benjamin Moore Natura paint

  6. Can you share the info on the vendor you used for your steel and glass French doors?

  7. would like to know the name of the manufacturer of these doors! awesome!