July 26, 2008


The entrance to your home should give a taster of what is within. Even if your home is a small apartment in a tower block or on a large parcel of land, the entrance is important.
Here is an example of a set of double doors leading in from the street pavement yet the effort and workmanship is evident. I almost want to slide my hand across the wood and across all the embellishments.

Your entrance may not be as grand but one could add a potted plant, stain or paint your door, add a new doormat in keeping with your decor. You could consider adding an old door-knocker - it doesn't have to be for any other reason than you like it - totally decorative. How about finger plates -the old antique brass handles not only look great but are very practical. Reclamation yards tend to have marvelous small and large items, although it does mean getting your hands dirty as you pull and dig your way through treasures and tat.
Well worth it!


  1. I absolutely agree with you regarding that sensuous feeling you could have with touching old smooth wood carvings. Also brass and bronce items are wonderful to touch.
    This entrance is absolutely marvellous.
    Funny - I had a similar idea some weeks ago - to shoot a series of pictures about entrances. It can be so inspiring...

  2. Petra,
    I'm so glad you like the door. I hope you still do your series on entrances - what a great idea! Plus I think you would do a great job.
    Thanks again,

  3. What a great post. We save old wood doors/entry's by refinishing them. We have saved a lot of absolutely beautiful doors.


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