Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dress up them doors of yours....


(Designed by Albert Pinto, featured in House and Garden, December '07)

I love the idea of making doors... so much more! There are so many simple tricks to dress up a pair of doors. I think our eyes are trained to simply just ignore doors in general, but what if we didn't, and we actually accentuated them or made more real use of them, rather then to open and close...here are some examples that really work. Hope you enjoy!!!

(Designed by Celerie Kemble, featured in House Beautiful, Nov. '07)

*This is the perfect seamless door...upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils' Le Zebre linen. How much do you love this?*

(featured in Blueprint, issue no. 5)

*Or rather apply an inlay of your favorite wallcovering...like David Hick's Hexagon

(Designed by Suzanne Rheinstein, featured in Domino, Oct. '07)

*Maybe upholster the whole door all together like was done in the 17th and 18th centuries...add a few nickel-silver nailheads and POUF a new door! *



*Reader Bill reminded me of this Miles Redd design...just love them doors!!!*

(Designed by Mary McDonald, featured in Domino, Jan/Feb. '06)

*And who doesn't love what Mary McDonald created with these doors in her office?!?!*

16 comments:

Passementerie said...

I *love* the wallpaper inlay ones. It would be a really nice idea for the panels on window shutters too, I think.

bill said...

Ever since I saw what Miles did to his door I've wanted to do something w/mine(didn't he upholster it or something like that w/a zebra motif?)! What do you think about painting the door the same color as the walls? I've done this before in a small apt. & liked it but do you think it looks foolish? I have door to my attic in my dining room & I'm considering painting it so it just blends in...what do you think?

girl meets glamour said...

Bill I think certain doors just need to go away, if you know what I mean. In regards to your attic door, I think your right in blending it with wall color. I love that idea of using zebra motif upholstery somewhere though! Glad you liked this post!!

~Kate

robyn said...

Very Nice ! I painted the inset of the girls powder room door with chalkboard paint so I could leave them messages, such as " please clean up your vanity! " :)

Suzy said...

What a great post! So true that some doors need to disappear, while others can certainly be made a feature of. Who doesn't love with Miles did with zebra on his doors!?!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

ooh yum! What excellent ideas!! - Posie get cosy also does wallpaper on the inside of the moldings for her home & they look so pretty :-)

design for mankind. said...

OH, I LOOOOOVE!!! :)

mamacita said...

On those Mary McDonald doors -- the caption says "robin's egg blue," but the color looks darker and grayer than what I call robin's egg blue. I wish I knew exactly what to call it -- I am in love with that color. It would be so perfect for a bedroom.

Mélanie said...

What wonderful ideas for doors ...I love them. the 1st one is my favorite

katiedid said...

Great ideas Kate. I may snag the bulletin board idea!

The Peak of Chic said...

Wow- all of these images make me rethink the utilitarian door! The Suzanne Rheinstein door is one of my all-time faves!!

patricia gray said...

I think all these doors are great!! Like ceilings they are often forgotten.

Cote de Texas said...

What wonderful pictures. I love the Rheinstein doors. Great pictures for idea.

JOni

Anna said...

Love the Celerie Kemble image!!
XO
Anna

Jennifer Ramos said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA AND IT SEEMS to be quite popular these days. why not...


Jen Ramos
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The Paris Apartment said...

Love this ypost! I agree, doors and ceilings are ignored and have so much potential...why white?