Mark Boone of London Boone

Scott Louis Brown for J.S. Brown design

Every good design project needs a dramatic entrance, it's the first and last impression. I went gaga for the antique door and surround leading to this homes courtyard, designed by Mark Boone of London Boone. You must check out more of this fantastic design in the November issue of Architectural Digest.

The other photos are my design for our family home in Bend Oregon. The antique door from India similar to the one Mark found is the focal point leading to a foot bridge and the homes entry. In both cases a simple stucco wall shows off the door spectacular!



My client had this beautiful antique screen, unfortunately the six panels did not fit on any of the living room walls. Our solution was to turn the corner and use two panels on the short wall, it creates a wonderful backdrop for this intimate corner arrangement.

Furnishings from Michael Taylor designs.