Spotlight: Paneled Doors

By Kate Riley January 24, 2017

With the exception of two sets of French doors, all of the interior doors in my house are like this basic builder grade style. I can’t complain about their functionality, but I am bored with the look of them. I have a hard time justifying a purchase of new doors all around the house just because I want a different look, so I’ve decided to do it slowly and budget permitting.

The first space where I plan to swap my hollow core builder grade doors for something different is in my home office. I figure since I stare at those closet doors everyday in the space where I work, create, and gather inspiration, it’s worth the upgrade, so I’ll be buying a pair of doors like these but adding molding to the center make them more interesting. It inspired today’s post with a focus on beautiful paneled cabinet, entry, and interior doors. Some great ideas below!

The addition of diagonal molding inside the frame dresses up this media cabinet.


tim barber

Raised double diamond molding on the doors of these cabinets enhances their traditional panels.


amber interiors

Raised paneled squares and dark paint lets this entry door make a beautiful first impression.


ashley goforth

Raised pyramid squares make this entry door a stunner.


katie ridder

Black interior doors look so sophisticated especially with white walls, and the round raised detail elevates the look of these elongated interior doors.


bethany nauert

This is a beautiful stained entry door, the repeating slats have a modern vibe.


sarah sherman samuel

The painted paneling on these walls disguise a hidden door. Notice the ceiling too, that flat square pattern would look just as cool on a pair of doors.


via mod muse

A hidden door blends seamlessly with the paneled archway below.


dering hall

Diagonal planks painted a dark color with brass handles look so good.


e interiors


This is such a cool DIY project by Kris at Driven by Decor, adding molding to flat panel doors makes them a unique focal point!



I’ve always loved this creative idea using ceiling medallions to upgrade plain closet doors.



These bifolds are basic no more with the addition of square paneling coated in pale gray paint. Lovely!


room for tuesday

I’m inspired to begin my own closet door makeover with these ideas in mind!

Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley January 21, 2017

Weekend hellos! The rainstorms continue here in California, which means there will be plenty of snow (and water) for our state this year. Next weekend, I’m headed up to the mountains and beautiful Lake Tahoe with some friends to play in the snow, I haven’t been there in a few years so I’m looking forward to a little getaway! Next week I’m helping to put the finishing touches on a second kitchen makeover for my local Committee on the Shelterless, this one is very different than the one I featured this week, I’ll share that completed renovation when it’s done.

I’m also excited to share that I’m headed back to Australia next month. My cousin in Gold Coast is expecting a baby (her first) and since I didn’t get a chance to explore Melbourne on my first time in Australia, I made up my mind to fly back there for another visit to explore both those cities. The travel bug got me again! All that sunshine down under will be a welcome break from the dreariness of winter here. I’d love to read any “must see” recommendations for my visit to Melbourne and Gold Coast!

Favorite links below:


I enjoyed the tour of this colorful Australian home near Byron Bay.

This is a lovely powder room makeover. That wallpaper!

This tile backsplash. Wow.

Loving the look of this black & white laundry room.

Layering is key with an all white bedroom.

60 things to toss in the next 60 days.

Pale blue, a color of peace.