Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Nov 22

A beautiful feature of gorgeous doors around the world...

I am a Designer.

I draw a great deal of inspiration from my travels.

 I truly believe travel has shaped the designer that I am today.

Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

~ DOORS ~

THE GATEWAY TO BEAUTY

They are everywhere !

From a Chateau in France

Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

To the Louvre in Paris

Louvre, Paris France Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

I ADORE * ADORE * ADORE travel.

 I believe that when we realize how big and beautiful this world is that we live in….

Our big problems seem small.
France, red door. Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Avignon, France

Our world is full of abundant beauty.

I draw inspiration from it as a Designer.

Germany. Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Walking the markets and back streets ~ Germany

I started blogging to share these inspirations

AND BEAUTIFUL THINGS HAVE HAPPENED…

Lyon, France. Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Lyon, France

MANY DOORS HAVE OPENED

Red door love in France. Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Dijon, France

Hand painted Door from Bali Indonesia

 

One statement always stands out to me in life….

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES

ANOTHER DOOR OPENS

We all have difficult moments in life.

Let us not forget that when that difficult door closes, one magnificent one may open.

THE DOORS WE OPEN AND CLOSE EACH DAY DECIDE THE LIFE WE LIVE ~ Flora Whittemore

Hand painted door from Bali Indonesia

Royal Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia

Like life, there are so many beautiful elements to inspire and shape design…

Doors are the beginning of a new space.

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

An open door

A warm space, an open door, can set a welcoming mood.

A girlzzzzz road trip to Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte was one fantastic place to experience just that.

I travelled with a long time friend, and fellow designer….

{who likes to keep her fame wrapped under her wings}…

Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

DOORS are an opening to a new journey.

~ Your first impression to almost any space ~

It means something.

That door you are walking through has deep meaning because it sets the tone for the rest of the space, the mood, the environment.

Your first impression to a home or space, is essential.

~ I believe we should pay attention ~

Beautiful terra cotta coloured walls and colourful door

Rousillon, France

They don’t have to be fancy.

Seriously, I mean that.

Most of the doors in my own home are reclaimed, recycled doors.

Character builders, I like to call them.

Or free.

That is another word that works 🙂

Reclaimed vintage wood door -repurposed for pool house

Reclaimed door on the pool house

I am all about re-using, recycling, vintage hunting, dumpster diving…

Whatever it takes.

Using a door in any creative way possible.

A small guest house made of wood

A “guest house” at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, France

….Which is way more fun than buying a plastic door in a big box chain store.

Sorry big boxers.

Character should rule.

Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Lyon,  France

In this next photo

I threw a kink in the wrench by using a street sign for my door pull.

Sorry folks who live on

EVERGREEN HILL RD

I have no idea where your street sign is.

AND

Thank you BIRD…who happened to fly into my photo for a guest cameo.

Wooden Screen door with street sign as hand pull

Our back door at our house 🙂

The doors shown here in our TREEHOUSE were reclaimed doors.

Repurposing doors is a funky thaaang to do.

Tree house created from eco friendly products and french doors

Our tree house with reclaimed french doors

I am not delusional. Delirious with door design excitement, but not delusional 🙂

There are some doors and entranceways that are worth a truck load of money…… bazmillions of dollars.

Those are the ones that we can draw our INSPIRATION from.

Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh.

Chateau Mirambeau, France

~

May you find beauty and inspiration from all around you ~

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS AND THE UNIVERSE WILL OPEN DOORS FOR YOU WHERE THERE WERE ONLY WALLS ~ Joseph Campbell

Lynne

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  1. Beth Dunn

    November 27th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I’m obsessed with doors. It sets the tone!
    xoxo
    SC

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    November 29th, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Whew Beth , I am not alone on my door obsession. We should start a club 🙂 Lynne xx

  3. chatsoonsandy

    November 29th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    you have such an amazing eye for design. these door pictures are beautiful. It is so great late at night reading your blog. It warms my heart to see how beautifully you see the world through your eyes.

  4. yuuko

    July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Yay your blog is showing up now on my blog list! I like the new name a lot and the page deisgn looks really nice! Congrats on your barn doors being featured :)Hugs,Rachel

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  6. ali

    August 10th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    saw your tweet this morning and loved these images – each one offering an entrance into …
    then remembered that Smith College has an exhibit on that you would probably relate to titled “The Eye is a Door” – thanks for sharing your eye with all of us 🙂
    Ali in Toronto, Together Academics

  7. lynneknowlton

    August 9th, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Doors are the gateway to beauty. Ahhhh. https://t.co/VmfRl7jhNw

  8. daphne martin

    June 11th, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Hi thank-you for a lovely experience and sayings i use to remember when i was young e.g. when one door closes another opens…….D.M

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