The entire world is full of cute little doors, all decorated differently and when I see a particularly nice one I tend to take its picture. But it’s not all pretty doors, some are just impressive for their purpose or their history. For this weeks insta-post I’m sharing some of my favourite door traits, that I’ve taken over the past eight years, long before the doortraits hashtag or Instagram account! There’s everything from LA to Tynemouth in here!
Cologne Old Town
This one might be my favourite ever, because I love how the homeowner matched their scooter to their house colour!
Amsterdam is absolutely full of doorways, porches, stoops and grand entranceways for the perfect doortraits wherever you look. Here’s a couple of my favourites, as well as some with a more significant purpose.
How could I not include the original doorway to Anne Frank’s house. Nowadays the entrance to the house is through the Anne Frank museum, but the original doorway is still there with a simple sign. It’s mind blowing to think of the atrocities going on in the world with an entire family hidden behind this very door.
These doorways are part of the Begijnhof, a secluded sunken courtyard in the middle of Amsterdam for a group of religious women. They live, worship and go about their lives through this door. It is open to the public, where you will find a peaceful shelter from the bustling streets outside. It feels like another world.
I LOVE this one because it was a lovely bright turquoise, but also in the middle of Place Vendome, a luxury shopping and hotel area of Paris. I could see the Ritz a few doors down. I also don’t like red doors in Paris, it reminds me of Taken!
The Chanel doorway on Rue Cambon is pretty special, as it was the door to the very first Chanel shop in Paris, and also the doorway to the apartment above the shop that Coco Chanel lived in herself when she used it as a design studio.
And a few more general Paris doorways.
Some of the apartments along the port of Puerto Banus are very pretty!
Dotted along the cliffside of Oia in Santorini are countless homes of the locals, they all join in the lovely white washed walls and blue doors.
Some of the houses in the countryside of the island didn’t conform to this look though.
A few from Tynemouth, one on Front Street and one a bit further back hidden by all the Autumn leaves.
I love the set back doorways of Edinburgh, they remind me a bit of London but are a lot more spaced out.
Which brings me to London, and the colour and charm of where else? Notting Hill.
Kieran is from Amble and every now and then we go for a drive up the coast to Amble and Warkworth. The little coastal towns have some very cute doors!
Walton Manor. Northumberland
This one I’ve included because it has such good memories! At one of my friends wedding last year our group of girls had a full on photoshoot together in this stable. The photos were hilarious.
This doorway on The Calls in Leeds is one I used to pass every single day when I lived in Leeds for university. One year the X Factor were doing auditions in Leeds and this hotel is where Cheryl Tweedy-Fernandez-Viscini-Cole stayed and there were huge crowds outside. I always liked the look of the hotel and wanted to go inside, so whenever I go back to Leeds this is where we stay.
These doorways belong to some of the local residents of Palma, Majorca. To get to some of our restaurants we walk past them and they’re a good reminder that you’re nearly back at the hotel when you come back after a few too many cocktails.
Wandering around LA and especially Rodeo Drive there were plenty of very expensive looking doorways and entrances.
My favourite was this one, Versace complete with balcony above.
If all these doortraits aren’t enough take a look at some of my other Instablogs.
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