Nils Finne of Finne Architects (Denny Triangle, 808 Howell St., sixth floor; 206.467.2880; finne.com) not only fashions some mighty fine dwellings (and furniture, lighting, rugs and more), but he has a way with doors. The Norwegian-American has a Scandinavian aesthetic that’s right at home in Seattle. One of his most beautiful entry incarnations, for a Methow Valley residence, stars rich sapele wood with burnished cast-bronze inserts bearing a woven relief (a pattern also on display in tables Finne created for the recently completed Christian Science Reading Room in Issaquah). Another stunner (at left) is his door of vertical grain Douglas fir, boasting an elegant woven wood pattern of opaque satin-etched glass that he made for a Lake Forest dwelling. Everett’s Quantum Windows and Doors (quantumwindows.com) fabricated the door.
Designer Doorbells and Knockers: How to Spruce Up Your Door
A stylish entry starts with the door—but don’t forget the bells and whistles…and knockers
| October 2013