Sunday, November 27, 2011

Where is the Door?

Last year, I had a job on a large estate....at the end of one of the many hallways was this bookcase.


After a few days of work, I discovered this was not just a bookcase, but an entrance to the wine cellar!


Sometimes, having an obvious door breaks up a composition or detracts from the overall room atmosphere.


Especially when murals are involved, a door can ruin the flow of the scene.


Continuing the design over the door allows the space to tell a complete story without any distractions...


Sometimes, it adds a little drama and mystery when the door is not obvious at first glance.


Keep this in mind when decorating. Sometimes it is better to hide the door within the room's composition. Hidden doors can be very dramatic! 

3 comments:

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Theresa - Great examples! I've always especially ejoyed doors that incorporate wainscotting, like your third photograph.

Ann said...

How cool!

I want one... Right now, only the mice know where one is.

Love the examples!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

A hidden door and a hidden staircase...with candelabras lighting the way...I've always wanted one.
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, T.
Catherine

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