Sunday, 6 February 2011

A-door-able



I know, I know, I've been really hopeless at getting pictures of our house onto the blog. But now, after a lot of Danish oil and elbow grease, we have something to show off: doors!

I confess I didn't know what to expect when Andy suggested that we should have solid oak doors - but I trust his judgement and agreed we'd go for it. Wood is always characterful and beautiful, after all. I wasn't expecting to fall this heavily in love with them!

Bedroom door - backBedroom door - front

I've always said that I prefer a 'behind the scenes' view of life... and this is no exception. I think the back of the door (left) with the latch and giant hinges is much cooler than the simple lines of the front (right).

Note the serious perspective effects in the photos - the doors aren't really smaller at the bottom than the top! But I somehow couldn't get into a better position for the pictures.

We've also got a similar design for our new wardrobe:

Wardrobe door

Expect to see more pictures soon, because we should be getting our bedroom carpet tomorrow!

24 comments:

Rachel said...

It's always difficult to get in the right place to photograph something that large with a definite shape - but that wood looks really gorgeous!

blueviolet said...

Utterly gorgeous!

lostinsophistication said...

I love-love-love the title of this post! And oiled wood. *w* It's so beautiful!

Louiz said...

beautiful, I love plain wood:)

Ginny said...

The back of the door is much prettier than the front! Can you turn it around? These are wonderful doors, you just don't see doors like this anymore. Waiting for more pictures!

Velva said...

Rachel, the doors are lovely. They have so much character. I can only imagine over the years, as they age how stunning those doors will become.

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to carpet photos. :-)

Velva

Bibliomama said...

I like the giant hinges too. Just don't slam your toe in that puppy.

rosaria said...

They look great! And those hinges are memorable. Is hubby doing all the work?

Stephanie V said...

Oh, I do like that back view. The wood is beautiful and simply gleams with all the attention you've given it. There's nothing like wood - so warm and organic.

Kathryn said...

They're beautiful. I'm currently trying to buy a Victorian town house so probably wouldn't be able to have doors like these but I look forward to following your house developments for inspiration!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Brilliant! Wood is such a beautiful material to work with and these doors look beautiful. Have a lovely week, Love from London xo

colourfulcoach said...

Oh - I are haz door lust!

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, wow! I love them. I quite like that shiny, just-varnished colour.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

LindyLouMac said...

Perfect, our old farmhouse in the UK had doors just like this, my favourite style.

cornflakegirl74 said...

LOVE these doors, Rachel! Very Scandanavian and chic :)

becky said...

Nice job!!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

In think they are very smart doors.

Thomas C B Chua said...

I love your doors. They look very strong (that is what doors should be ! )and rustic. A darker shade of Mahogany would have made them steadier. Tks for sharing.

Jenn Erickson said...

The doors are beautiful! Fine craftsmanship like that in a home gives it such richness and quality!

Johanna GGG said...

gorgeous doors - will keep the big bad wolf on the other side

Fly Girl said...

Beautiful wood! The finish is divine.

Mary said...

They are really beautiful in their simplicity. I can't wait to see photos of the bedroom. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kazzy said...

I love the doors. Very nice!

Peter said...

Utterly gorgeous!

wardrobe

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