|a beautiful entry with faux bois doors|
Paris is a city of limestone, and the entry doors to these limestone facades are the only opportunity for color, so they often get special attention. Even a plain door is given a glossy, gorgeous treatment. Nearly half the doors are oak, although usually if you see an oak door, it's actually a faux finish imitating oak. Some of the painted oak is so realistic I had to look for signs of wear or peeling paint to be able to tell the difference.
|This charcoal grey is really popular right now.|
|bright blue on the Quai Voltaire|
|limestone, black, and gold - a classic Beaux-Arts tradition|
|a beautiful verdigris look|
|The gorgeous celadon paneling of the Ladurée shop. Madame was posing for my camera in front of the shop and at the last moment she turned to her good side and struck this casual pose. Brava.|
|an unusual burl treatment|
|detail of faux burl door, a bit worn|
More of this collection are posted in my flickr set "Doors of Paris".
all images in this post by Lynne Rutter, October 2011.
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