Thursday, October 18, 2007

door-namental design

i love old office doors. i love the old quirky attempt of using natural light while maintaining privacy. i love the old type faces and "official" titles. they always seem sort of 'cute' (condescension noted). and i love re-using them in a home. it adds such a fun, unexpected and amusing detail to a space. obviously it's not for every home...but in the right place? so charming~
when i moved from my lovely old home in boston a few years ago, i sort of, tucked under my skirt an old door that was in the basement.
i mean, really no body was going to miss it. and i appreciated it. it was a little piece of my history after all. a little piece of that lovely old home to carry with me. i ended up installing it in my bedroom. every morning i wake up to it and admire the refracted light shining through its window and am reminded of my old house on babcock street.

3 comments:

Alison said...

Serendipitious timing on this, BB8.
When I look at your pics I hear a clakity manual typewriter and hear the shrill ring of a bakelite rotary phone.........lov-er-ly gauzy light through your BR door window - like being photographed with a filter!!

Just told my reno/remod guy that I have some old doors for our project.....Swinging butler's pantry door (just a bump of the hip and ta-da!!) and closet doors for the girls - replete w/original glass prism knobs.

Any fab old door source to share?
Always love to look.....Would positivley gush over an old porthole window door - can you IMAGINE a room sporting one of those beauts?!?!?
Cheers, Alison

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Man, I love old doors... I posted this for you, pally:

http://decorno.blogspot.com/2007/10/for-megan-at-beachbungalow8.html

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decorno.blogspot.com said...

PS - you're like the queen of original content. If you read my other grouchy post today, you, my friend, set the bar for original content.

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