1.26.2011

UPHOLSTERED DOORS









LES PORTES CAPITONNEES
In a lot of old movies you see the man of the house or the "boss"- yes, always a man...-retire to his office and close tall upholstered doors behind him. So many intrigues, secret phone calls and discussions away from indiscreet ears take place inside. 
Upholstered doors are perfect for privacy but they are also very beautiful! I must have doors like that in my next place. Maybe the armored front door of my next Paris apartment? We'll see, if and when I have one with such a possibility...
modern


classic
stunningly exotic
That just floors me! Zebra! I love this. You might have guessed...

repurposed
What a spectacular mood these old leather covered door give to the space! Recycled doors with amazing patina and height make a room. Oh, and more zebra...




au revoir.





10 comments:

  1. I'm rather keen on the headboard idea....the amazing thing is upholstered doors really do work at keeping the secrets!

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  2. I'm loving this look! Those doors that Darryl Carter used for his headboard in the last picture is amazing. Actually my husband loves it to and we've been toying with that idea for our headboard when we renovate our master suite. Love this post!

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  3. way cool idea...love the zebra print doors leading into the red room...
    maureen

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  4. The wheels in my head are spinning now...tee hee!
    What a lovely post!

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  5. All right!! these are fabulous,love the zebra door.The top one is beautiful, but it would make
    my friends think I was building a padded cell. Only Kidding. I did something like that for Burt Reynolds offices. The doors were all old and I had a man come and formica them in hunter green with brass door plates. It worked.

    yvonne

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  6. Oh, I can't stand it. These are so beautiful! Bookmarking this post for inspiration.

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  7. you have a lovely blog.
    the doors, and the screen are fantastic

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  8. I have found you by chance.
    I love your blog!
    I will be around!

    www.tatianadoria.blogspot.com

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  9. My husband is an upholsterer (one of the best I've ever seen). I was looking for a site to link to "upholstered doors" on our website. These are the most beautiful doors I found. I love your blog! As designers of upholstered furniture your site is an inspiration!!!

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  10. Yep, it's the old movies. I walk alone Burt Lancaster. Can't miss the door http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er0PgqKMt6Q While watching this movie, never finished watching it, I started dreaming of upholstering doors. Sorry, love old movies simply for the design and good dialog. PS I am also an upholsterer. Nearly 30 years in furniture.

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