Internal and front doors

A door reminds me of the cover of a book; it can be intriguing and leave you wondering about what is inside. I want a door, like a book cover, to invite me to read on and get me excited about what happens next.

Every door enters a different place in a home and therefore can be its own unique entity. Let’s make our homes beautiful, fun and personalised.

Doors can be so much more than a plain panel slowing our movement between spaces. An environment can be improved profoundly by the design and clever use of materials. Sometimes the emphasis is on functionality; keeping sound in or out of a room, letting light in or controlling temperatures. At other times it can be on beauty alone or a combination of all of the above.

I like to have fun with not only shapes in timber, but also light and colour. If there is a hallway with down-lights behind a door, then a simple glass feature above it can look very effective. The light plays with the coloured glass as you walk toward it.

In this home, I designed the glass, the door and the floor to work together, giving the space a sense of intended congruity that leaves the viewer feeling important; “Someone has paid attention to my experience”