I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I love a good door. I especially love the beautiful doors in Paris.
I am still in Paris and loving every minute. I have spent one full week in Paris. TE and I came here for a much needed vacation. My mother is also in Paris for her annual visit. After TE left to go home to take care of some business on Saturday, I have spent the last two days with my mom in her summer apartment in the 6th arrondissement (TE and I stayed at the Bel Ami Hotel on Rue Saint Benoit about a block and half from my mom’s Rue Jacob nest…so it was nice seeing her throughout the week vacation…made Paris feel like home with both my mom and TE around).
It has been a wonderful wonderful vacation. Lots of walking, lots of sightseeing, lots of good food and wine, lots of late nights walking the streets of Paris (due to jet lag), lots of cafe sitting, lots of oohing and aahing at all of the beautiful architecture, lots of exploring, lots of photo taking and lots of stopping to admire the beautiful doors.
Years ago, during a visit to Paris with several of my friends, I wrote about “Door People” vs. “Non Door People”. See that post by clicking here.
I am a self proclaimed “Door-ie” (new word I just came up with…like “Foodie” to food, a “Doorie” is to doors? Make sense or sound like I am delirious due to lack of sleep as I try to stay up all night before I get on an early morning 11 hour flight back home? Anyhoooo…..)
I love a good door. A door with character, charm, and personality. I think a good door can inspire the imagination…makes me think of the history of the door, what is on the other side, who are the people whose lives and stories are protected by these doors…and it goes on and on.
This year, I found great delight in glass doors with ornate iron work. Not your every day average glass doors at all. These metal and glass Paris doors speak to the highly styled personality of the city where they live…symmetrical, detailed in design, some flamboyant, some restrained, all beautifully elegant in their own way.
When you read this post on Monday morning, I will be on a plane back home to Los Angeles. Will post more about Paris this week along with other interior design stories too. In the meantime I hope you enjoy these doors!
P.S. Please follow me on COCOCOZY Instagram to see so many photos from my trip to Paris! I hope you enjoy.
Photos: All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY