My New Front Door: The Sun is Shining in Manchester!

Liz's new front door

At the time of writing this post our front door has been living with us for less than a week and I feel like a new Mother. I’m currently sat on the steps as I type, and every so often I keep glancing beyond the laptop to have a look at the beautiful new addition to our home. I mean look at my face – could I be any happier?

The yellow may be considered a brave choice but coupled with a classic door, it’s a simple but tasteful way of bringing a Victorian Terrace bang up to date. A contemporary twist on a Victorian original. Think Charles Dickens styled by Anna Piagi…

 

Lizs-door-before-and-after

Light now pours through the etched panes, brightening up our narrow hallway. The door is yellow on the inside too. Think of it as a feature wall – not as a necessity that needs to be hidden.

The door itself was lovingly crafted by Chris Waldron from The Grand Victorian Door Company. He’s a real nice guy and has this front door lark down to a fine artform. He even put up with my pernickety Graphic Designer requests when it came to selecting a typeface for the fanlight.

As for door furniture, I delight in telling people that we opted for a doctors knocker and a mushroom knob (*snicker*). I guess the colour is loud enough, so we wanted to keep the accessories as simple. Who knew that brass and yellow could be such good friends?

Liz-door-detail

 

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Our Favourite: Door Knobs

Knobs (of the door variety) are the perfect way to liven up a tired piece of furniture. I reckon you can get away with being a little more creative with your choices at a smaller scale so door knobs are a chance to add an accent of colour/fun to a space.  These are just some of our favourites. The fox knobs from anthropologie were my choice for our alcove TV cabinet.

View our full collection on pinterest.

Our-favourite-door-knobs

 

1. Not on the High Street | Ceramic Tangier Knob £5 (free p&p), 2. Anthropologie | Brilliant Blossom Knob £10 (£5 p&p), 3. Not on the High Street | Ceramic Alphabet Letters And Numbers Knob £10 (£2.75 p&p), 4. The Contemporary Home | Gisela Graham Dove Grey Embossed Design Drawer Pull £4.00 (£3.99 p&p), 5. Anthropologie | Swirled Geode Knob £16.00 (£5 p&p), 6. Anthropologie | Through The Woods Knob, Fox £10.00 (£5 p&p) 7. This Modern Life | Coloured Wooden Knobs £9 (£1.30 pp), 8. Not on the High Street | Pull Me Round Door Pull £8 (£2.75 p&p)

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