Today’s doors are mass produced and available in several panel styles. Why not make a design statement and transform ordinary doors into elegant architectural elements. Here are some amazing doors to inspire you. From carved wood custom designs to embellishing doors with ornament and/or paint. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Love this single panel design that matches the narrow panels. Common elements to achieving this look are several moldings, corner ornaments and a central feature. This design is more difficult because of the curve, but a simpler version can be achieved with Beaux-Artes panel kits such as the one shown below the inspiration picture.
Georgian Panel kit comes with 4 corners and 16′ of panel molding for $199. They are available in 20 finishes so all you have to do is use adhesive caulk to install it. Use it alone or in conjunction with other moldings, ornament and paint. Here it is shown as a wall panel with our damask canvas panel.
Wonderful header and beautiful trim for this door in Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK
Adding a header makes a huge impact.
Hall of War in Pavlosk Palace. Effective use of large ornament.
This is carved wood, but this allover pattern can be done with ornament or a painted design.
Chateau Amon Re, Belgium
Egg and Dart is a great choice for the panel molding. Beautiful ornament for the center panel. See Decorators Supply ornament below.
Decorators Supply Composition Ornament #9884 11-1/5″ x 24-3/4″ $324.74
Doors with artistry are saved. There is a strong market for using these beautiful works of art.
Entrance Doors with Style.
St. Frances of Assisi Church
Painted Door Designs
Beautiful painted design on this curved door. The headboard is also amazing.
Simple gold bead looks fabulous.
Simple and elegant.
Marie Antoinette Boudoir
Rizzoli has just published a new book Americans in Paris on the Ecole des Beaux Arts which was responsible for the beautiful architecture of our young country that we refer to as the Gilded Age . This book presents a comprehensive overview of the seminal early work of a century of American architects who studied at the famous school before going on to design and build many of the nation’s most important buildings and monuments.
“The first American to be accepted to the École, in 1846, Richard Morris Hunt (the brain behind the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal and the fabled Breakers estate in Newport, Rhode Island) led a line of students that included Guy Lowell (architect of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts), Julia Morgan (the school’s first woman and the designer of Hearst Castle), Charles McKim (of legendary firm McKim, Mead & White, whose creations include New York’s original Penn Station and the Morgan Library), and John Russell Pope (best known for the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives in Washington).”
Here are some of those important buildings along with a collection of mansions from the Gilded Age.
The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island
Boston Museum of Fine Art
An iconic pool.
Today’s icon Lady Gaga chose the Hearst Castle indoor pool for her video location.
Love that we have such magnificent places combining architecture, decorative arts and sculpture.