Front Door

We live in a classic art deco house – large, painted white with a flat roof.  Our house has been classified as
“of local interest”  so we feel its important to keep the outside looking as good as we can.  In recent years finances and time have dictated that our home has become the poor relative in a row of gleaming white houses.   I took desperate measures and finally managed to convince my husband that the outside of the house really was a priority job!

The house is now a gorgeous gleaming white and I can finally walk out of my home with my head held high and not sneak in and out under the cover of darkness.  One small problem is the gleaming house now shows up the old fashioned door, and not old fashioned in a cool art deco way, but old fashioned in a faux modern reproduction.  It has to go!

I’ve had my eye on some stylish doors for sometime. Who knew there was so much choice out there.  I want a door that suits the style of the house and is in keeping with the lines of the art deco house but that has a modern twist.

 I think I have found my perfect door, but until its in pride of place along with the new wall mailbox (no letter box in this door you see) , I ‘m keeping it under wraps.



  1. City Coastal Life & Style
    July 16, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    We got our new front door this year too, it's the bottom one on your post but we haven't painted it (I know but it looks so good as it is but in year's to come I can't promise not to paint it!).

  2. karen jones
    July 16, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    oh fab! Love that one. I agree, I'm not going to paint the one we have chosen either (don't think hubby would be impressed if I did as its solid oak ! ) X

  3. Leanne Paxton
    July 16, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    I finally got a blue door this year. I had to. he old one (brown yuk) fell out of the frame. I had been embarrassed by the old door for thirteen years. That's a long time. I have a thing for doors. There are lots of nice ones in St Ives.Leanne xx

    • karen jones
      July 17, 2014 / 9:01 am

      Bless Leanne ! Def was time for a new door then. Totally agree with you about the doors in St Ives along with the many beautiful houses Xxx

  4. Ruth Douglas
    July 17, 2014 / 9:16 am

    My front door just needs a paint job to spruce it up and a new knob and knocker.

    • karen jones
      July 17, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Must pop down to see your home again Ruth. Last saw it when you had just moved in, from the pics you post it looks like you have done a ton of work to it Xx

  5. Jen Walshaw
    July 17, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    We have painted ours dark grey and I love it

    • karen jones
      July 17, 2014 / 3:29 pm

      Its certainly the colour of the moment Jen. We are not painting the door we have bought because its a beautiful solid oak and it would spoil it. Can't wait to get it installed x

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