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6 More Gates For Every Home Style

Give guests a warm welcome with a front gate that matches your personality

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

Our home’s gate is what guests (and even complete strangers) would see first, so why not put your personal stamp on it? Ideally, you should match your front gate’s style with the overall look of your exterior façade.

Get visual cues from the lines and architectural details, or let your fence and gate’s materials echo those used in your home. Here are some gate design ideas for every house theme:


Architect Joel Muñoz used sleek, horizontal lines and a simple wooden-slats-and-metal gate to match the tropical-modern style of the Dearings’ home.

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A traditional Spanish-colonial wrought iron gate framed by fragrant jasmine vines add a romantic touch to fashion designer Mich Araullo’s bahay-na-bato home.

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The homeowners used warm earth colors, rough-hewn wood, wrought iron, and subtle Moorish details on the fence to match their Mediterranean home.

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Retro Pinoy

Simple, chocolate-painted metal gates that open to Monie Salazar’s pocket garden in Antique call to mind provincial mid-century homes of yore.

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Weathered Balinese doors painted in a wash of teal serve as the gate of this Southern home—a perfect match to their tropical Balinese garden and pool.

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Vintage Bohemian

A periwinkle-colored fence with patterned tiles? It seems crazy, but the combination does work for the front gate of the Constantinos’ home, which is filled with books, vintage furniture, and mid-century finds.

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PHOTOS: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | Vincent Coscolluela | Marc Jao | Miguel Nacianceno

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