A door is an opportunity to tell a story about the person behind it. It’s the chance for a person to show off their creative character or their stylish nature. But a door is nothing on it’s own. A door must be part of a front to have any meaning. And the facade is the place where anyone wanting a distinctive look – can really go to town.
Retail & hospitality cottoned onto this idea a long time ago and even in today’s climate, where vast numbers of shoppers have migrated online amid fears of the virus, the streets are full of shops where the doors are adorned with visual feasts.
Naturally, there are the usual suspects sporting somewhat understated and classy looking festive decor.
Some go all out, with bolder Christmas designs that are extremely arresting.
And of course, others choose to decorate their entrances all year round – like the famous Peggy Porshen cutesy cake shop in London.
But why should it just be shops that decorate their doors? In a year where people are spending far more time at home, a trend has begun for dressing your door.
Photographer Tracey Myers (@my3rs101 on Instagram) in particular, has done a phenomenal job transforming her door over various seasons. Earlier in Spring, she produced such a beautiful flowery front that an artist @drawing__jenny ended up recreating the scene.
Later when Halloween came around, Tracey dressed her iconic pink door with pumpkins picked herself from a local pick your own vegetables farm.
As Christmas came around, we could only wonder what Tracey would have up her sleeve. True to form, she’s created a wonderful winter scene.
Who knew there would be so much creative fun to be had with a door? I expect MTV to be making Pimp My Door any day now…
Until next time.
Jeyda, Chief Doork