My Fair London – Beautiful Doors

Friday, 27 May 2011

It’s Friday which means it’s time for another instalment of My Fair London! Ever since I first came to England I have been charmed by these beautiful brightly coloured doors tucked away behind neat-as-a-pin garden gates! Entrances like these are still quite a novelty to me as I grew up in South Africa where entrances tend to be further off the street and usually behind very high protected fences. I got a few puzzled looks from residents whilst snapping these so I had to semi-hide behind cars to get them (this probably attracted more attention but hey, I got there in the end).  Am I alone in my serial door stalking or are there others who frantically snap pictures of interesting doors??

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All images via My Wishful Thinking

17 comments

  1. All those blue doors are just heaven. I would love to have a brightly coloured door but unfortunately I just don't think it would suit our house - plus I dont know how the landlords would take it :-P

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  2. That's such a great collection of doors/pictures. I've been known to hide from people trying to take pics of their houses or gardens - a little bit embarrassing at times, but quite fun ;-) Have a great weekend xo

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  3. Oh I love this post, I am headin away to Westport in Ireland this weekend where the houses are painted an array of colours (perhaps some photgraphing for inspiration.) Have a fab weekend xx

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  4. Too funny, i'm also obsessed with taking pictures of doors, i just love the colours, and the older the door the better :o)

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  5. I love these pictures, they are fantastic!

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  6. The one covered in vines is AMAZING! I love that idea! So beautiful! This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great long weekend!

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  7. I love the Aberfeldy one. So whimsical! These pictures are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  8. I love entryways and doors...the red and yellow ones next to each other are gorgeous...oh and I want that lion head knocker!
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  9. We've lived in our house for almost five years and have had three door colors-- red, yellow, and the current charcoal. Such a fun and inexpensive way to perk up an exterior.

    I'm trying to get brave enough to go with a glass door...

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  10. You took some really great pictures! Love the variety of colors, patterns, and heights. Perhaps I should start doing that (not here though in the land of apartments!)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. These doors are fabulous! I have this thing with ornate French doors and when I visited the Middle East, I was utterly fascinated by the intricate colorful doors over there. I'm going to have to pay more attention to the London ones!

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  12. This is so much fun to see! Beautiful doors, some very adorable, very english;) Love it! I had to laugh when I saw the knocking hand on the grey door:)

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  13. Beautiful doors. Talk about a good first impression! Great finds.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  14. These are incredible. There are so many inspiring curb appeal ideas to steal from these images!

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  15. I love doors so I loved seeing these! I know what you mean about getting the strange looks - I do the same and people always look at me like I'm crazy. :) If you want to some of mine from our travels in Europe lately, you can look at this post: http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2010/12/doorways.html
    I hope you like them! :)

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  16. This gives me a bit of nostalgia - I used to live in Britain and this takes me back! Notice an interesting thing about these doors - NONE of them are double-glazed. Of course, they are old and double-glazing has only really taken hold in the last 30 years in Britain. For some reason, British homes are just MEANT to be cold, people still don't really have a problem with that in the UK! I wrote a little article about that actually: here, just for fun. Of course, the new PVC double-glazed doors can't match these for looks...

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