What is it about doors in the UK and around Europe that makes them look so brilliant? I think it’s a combination of the architecture, the rich paint colours and the patina on the hardware.
I saw this door on a house in the Guardian and it reminded me of a few other favourites. I love the robin’s egg blue, the classical columns and the pediment. It’s really perfect in my book.
This one is on a building in Baltimore that I’ve always loved. It’s such a strong door, but it’s very elegant in its lines. I have always been very curious about what this building houses. I saw this door in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood last year and just adored the bright lemony-yellow. Another thing that I love about European doors is that many of them have the doorknob in the center of the door, not below or above the locks. I find that when I travel, I take pictures of doors. If you send me a picture of your favourite door, I will post along with the ones above.
Megan who works for a local preservation organization sent me this door which is perfect for the season. BOO! Mandy from AngloFiles sent this door from a church in Edinburgh, Scotland.