I love my doors. The red is bright, bold and hints or color and fun past the threshold.
BUT, if I could have any door, any door in the world, inviting guests to come on in...oh there are so many choices.
The tree door on the right would be a perfect fit for me. Some of my best friends are trees, I love their majesty, their dignity, and their auras. This carved door would absolutely be perfect except for the small part about knocking the existing house down and building a new, more appropriate house behind it. One cannot have this door and all it promises and have only two rooms with vaulted ceilings and the rest of the rooms graced with ceilings a mere 8 feet high. Even the vaulted are only 14 feet (and, for the most part, still have the icky cottage cheese texture...what were the builders thinking?)
Would my house embarrass this magnificent door?
may be more appropriate? I love, love, love the transom-ish windows above, but honestly, it looks a bit prickly. Yeah, I know, some of you are thinking or might have even said out loud, "but you're prickly, too, you old....(shame on you, Santa is watching!).
I love teal and turquoise and trees but if this one has to have all the gaudy carved stone work around it, It would become a condo for spiders of all kinds, and we've got spiders in northern California...big, giant creepy ones...(wish you could see my goose bumps). Yup, we're gonna pass on this door. Prickly spider condos are right out!
If I had a secret garden, I would definitely make the entrance special. Maybe a little purple door surrounded by jasmine and honeydew. the pathway leading to it would be lined with lavender and deep velvet purple verbena trailing from orange pots filled with violets and johnny-jump-ups.
Yes, I do, but spiders in the greenery, where they belong is natural. they have to hunt for their own meals. When they are clinging to the house, around the porch lights, it's as if I am an accomplice. Again, goose bumps and heebie jeegies. Yuck.
Many people say that our eyes are the doorways to our souls.
If the eyes didn't have it (doesn't mean the nays have it either) what would the doorway to your soul look like?
Would it be wide open to the world or would it be tucked into the surrounding greenery?
Would it be hand carved oak?
Would it be wrought with iron? (get it!)
Can you imagine the handle to the doorway to your soul? Is it from bin 24 from the corner hardware store or is it beautifully customized?
More importantly, is the door open and inviting or is it locked up tight and the key heavily guarded?