I’ve been working on a large 28,000 square foot building with a local developer, helping him pick out all the finishes, cabinetry, doors, etc. Hopefully I will have pictures to post of it’s progress for you soon. It’s a beautiful Spanish styled building and the developer is really incorporating some beautiful choices into it.
In researching doors for the project, I’ve learned quite a bit than I knew before about fire ratings, accessibility and entryway aesthetics. It’s been a wonderful learning experience.
I’ve come across some beautiful doors in my research (not all in the style that I was looking for) and I’d like to share some of them with you here…
Portera, an antique Spanish door company collects and restores old doors dating from the 15th to the 19th century. How wonderful would this be as a gate into the front garden of a spanish styled home?
18th Century Double Door. I thought this double door was unusual with it’s chain closure at the bottom and what seems to be clavos surrounding the frame.
16th Century Door (c. 1547). Portera also does handpainted restoration.
From Old World Art, this Paris Designer door in an antique bronze finish with iron scrolls over the glacier glass is a style you see at many iron door companies.
New Orleans style doors with black grills and palladian window atop. With the brick facade, this makes for a very elegant entry.
This double wooden entry door looks like it has angel wings on it. In the Art Noveau style, this piece came from Belgium and has gorgeous carved details. From Amighini Architectural Inc.
These iron doors, also from Amighini, look like they would be at home in New Orleans. The scrolls in the ironwork almost look like musical symbols.
This antique oak Brussels embassy entry double door was painted blue, which features the carvings.
Provence Door from Indoors Inc. I think this door is fantastic with it’s carvings. The carvings cover the three panels, yet it is not overwhelming.
Art Nouveau door, also by Indoors Inc. Not your typical ironwork, as it looks almost like ribbons and falls below the glass.
Well, tomorrow is the BIG day! I wish Obama the BEST of luck in his new position. Have a wonderful week everyone!