Of course I know that I did a post about painted doors a few years ago.
But: my style has changed significantly. My productions values have changed greatly. I have more photos. I have a broader vision. I occasionally break my own rules.
So let’s just forget about what has come before and focus on our joy of doors here. I will start with the scope of what I did before – but better. Exterior doors.
Lovely, no? Let’s go with one non-residential:
How about doors as concepts, as fences or yard art?
One change since the early days – I will go inside when asked to go inside – and I will show photos of things that are not within my original scope of being visible from the street, public path, or alley.
Here are a few of the interior doors I have seen – they should inspire you.
A stunt door – a tromp l’oeil revolving-painted-bookcase door in Leonard Pitt’s North Berkeley house.
Stefen painted this mural on the door of the Audubon Society.
From Kingman Hall:
And from Kingman’s big sibling, Cloyne Hall:
A last door –
The restroom door from the Med. The Med is closed. I doubt that this wonderful painted door survives. But we had it with us.
Doors! They are a great metaphor, are they not? A door closes, another door opens. You think that a door is locked but you learn that it is not. Etc.
My friend flipped through the photos in this post. He said, “I don’t think I can go painted door and keep within my Danish modern concept.” I agreed.
“Dig the door metaphors. How about this – she’s at the door. Rings doorbell. It doesn’t ring. He doesn’t know she’s there. She leaves. What might have been will not be.”
Well, yes, that’s a metaphor indeed. I suspicioned that this had happened to him. If he wants to tell me the story, he will. But – my friend – what about the new and improved door post?