Thursday, April 16, 2009

Number 6

I found this AMAZING door on weheartit and wish I could some more info on it. Do any of you know its origin? I've never seen anything like it, but I heart it (how appropriate!).

Edit: A HUGE thanks to Nay-K for finding us more on this breathtaking Art Nouveau door! She even found more photos, and now I love it even more. It's located in Brussels, 6 Rue du Lac. Check out flickr for lots more pictures. I'll put a few below. Just too lovely!


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33 comments:

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

That's one spectacular and enigmatic door! What a find, thank you for sharing!

Annie said...

WOW. Stunning!

Musette said...

Add another WOW! Looks vaguely Venetian but that's only because there you see so many enigmatic (thank you Elena:-) like that.

xo

maureen said...

The architecture, lines & shapes & that bold color is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

sealaura said...

very pretty. my guess is a church by the sea!

Amy said...

I believe its origin is from my dreams...

VictoriaArt said...

The shape of the door and details like the glass art and hardware spoint to Art Nouveau - Jugendstil.
So around 1890's to 1910.
Vienna was the original birth place, but it was extremly popular, could be almost anywhere in Europa.
But this is just a guess, we can find it in America too.
It is a beautiful door!

Candi said...

This is one pretty door, Erin! Love it!!!

TheDecoDetective said...

It looks like it's Art Nouveau, but I guess that doesn't help much... It's absolutely stunning though. I wish modern architects would play the way they seemed to do back then.
Hope your weekend will be just as lovely as this photo!
Trudi

Nay-K said...

that's def. art nouveau! i am a big fan of art nouveau!!! i would love to know details as well. this is the most beautiful door i have ever seen!!!!! thanks for sharing!

Nay-K said...

ha, i found some infos on flickr.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/fonk/364749532/)
it's in brussels!!! Rue du lac!
there are even more pictures of this house!

Erin said...

Nak-K- THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You're awesome! And thanks to everyone else too, I had no clue it was even Art Nouveau. I'm so thankful for the www, so we can all see such beauty!

Susan said...

I'm speechless!! Extraordinary! Oh, for a peek inside!!

preppyplayer said...

Just found your blog, love it.
I am pretty sure this blog is what they mean when they speak of a 'design fetish."

I mean that in a good, colorful way. I am jealous as choosing one thing to highlight keeps you so focused... my blog is all over the place.
jealous.

Rose said...

Fabulous design! And in a fabulous color. I love architecture and details like these. The way the door is framed, the windows stair-stepped, the balance created with the windows on the left; nothing matches but it's all entirely harmonious. Brilliant design!

Fauxology said...

Seriously am in love. What a beautiful doors...and the windows, too!

Down Comforter said...

That door is so cool! I love how unique it is - I've never seen anything like it.

Jennifer Ramos said...

WOW..i want to see inside!


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Courtney said...

More info about the house in the photo:

It was built by the architect Léon Delune in 1904. He left his 'signature' on the house in a very unique way - his last name means 'of the moon,' in French, and he worked images of the different phases of the moon into the design. The big window at the top was originally designed so that there would be enough natural light for a painter's studio at the top of the building. Cool, huh?!

michèle said...

I love this Art Nouveau blue door, the hippest combo at the moment; Art Nouveau is back and Teal is so hot this season.
I have recently returned from Brussels documenting all the gorgeous Art Nouveau architecture and artifacts. Everything wispy, curly, round and oragnic is in fashion again.

motherhenantiques said...

This is the most gorgeous home I have ever seen, turquoise is a favorite of mine and I never thought to use it on my house but I think I know what color I am going to paint my new trellis!!! Thanks for posting this.
Nancy Blake, Mother Hen Antiques

Katie Laughlin said...

This house is amazing! I also love turquoise, its my Husband and my favorite color. Our wedding colors were tiffany's blue and black, our christmas ornaments are teal, and our kitchen has all Martha Stewart blue appliances. This is a great blog! I will definitely subscribe to it!

Katie

www.katielaughlin.com

PhotoPuddle said...

Wow, that's awesome. I've seen that photo of the door before but never the whole building. I'm so pleased you managed to find out more about it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful building built by craftsmen which are not readily available today. Its the same with furniture look at an office desk a century ago, great looking designs and made to last.

Ariel said...

This door is amazing!!!!!!! I just found your site and had no idea I wasn't the only one obsessed with teal. Thank you SO much! I'm going to enjoy perusing your blog!

j. said...

@ VictoriaArt: Art Nouveau etc. did actually not originate in Vienna, Vienna was as a matter of fact one of the last places the new art movement took root.On the other hand, from the Vienna Secession (which is the proper name for the Austrian movement) you can find the first traces of the beginning of modern architecture.

bolso.me said...

Just beautiful!!!
I love Art Nouveau. Thank Lord we have it all over Europe!
Regards.

Mike { barn plans } said...

The door and windows are definitely amazing, so gorgeous. Fantastic building design.

Pandanimal said...

I love this door and house, I shall pin to my pintrest. Thank you so much. One day I will build my own house.

Becky said...

Just found this, beyond stunning. I would love to see it in person. I could spend hours just looking.

northierthanthou said...

That's pretty cool.

Mike said...

I love how the window connects to the door. Very futuristic.

Anonymous said...

There is a door like that in Waco, Tx

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