…We’ve been waiting for you….
The unmistakeable theme song (which gets stuck in your head very easily) popped into my mind when I started writing this post about door colors.
Sorry can’t help it. I’m a child of the 70′s and it was impossible to escape the wacky antics of Jack, Janet, Chrissy, The Ropers, Mr. Furley and Larry (who always wanted to cruise chicks at the Regal Beagle).
If you are under 25 and have NO idea what this show is (or don’t care)–KEEP SCROLLING! There’s pretty pictures of door colors coming…right under the important stuff like Mrs. Roper’s caftans.
When I couldn’t stop the theme from running through my head I wondered if there really was an apartment building in Santa Monica that was the famous abode of the television show. Apparently I’m not the only one. A little research into this shows that there are “fans” who have been on the lookout for YEARS!
And a fantastic website: I’m Not A Stalker specializes in finding out the real locations of television and movie shoots. So right after I finish this, I’m going back to find Melrose Place. THE ORIGINAL. Because I always wanted to live there. With Jake. Hopefully Amanda has moved. Anyway.
Here is the apartment building on the show:
And here it is today!
Notice the door has changed to rectangle and it is really a single family house and not an apartment. But, as you will see below the set designers tried to be fairly accurate with the cool round door.
The crazy styling of their apartment–I kind of love the rug. Perhaps a few too many plants? What else would you put in those sweet macrame plant holders?
Now that we got through that…I have been working on some projects that involved real research and I came across some gorgeous doors.
I started thinking about this trend.
Is painting your door an eye catching color the equivalent of a powder room with a bold wall covering?
Perhaps. But most importantly, it’s a great way to make a change without risk—if you hate it you can repaint it with minimal cost.
Take a risk. Or better yet…hire an interior designer who will help you take that risk. Then you won’t have to repaint it.
Here are some of the great doors I recently found:
Have we moved beyond the red door? The black door? I think so. Go get some paint!
images 1,2,6 via Google. images 3-5 via I’m not a Stalker. image 6 via Tumblr. image 7 via Maria Killam. image 8 via Foo Dog Ate My Homework. image 9 via Lonny. image 10 Andrea Brooks via At Home in Arkansas. image 11 via Pinterest. image 12 via Bows and Perrys Tumblr. image 13 via Southern Living. image 14 via steve-h Flickr. image 15 via Google. image 16 via google.