Thursday Doors: My Red and White Front Door

Norm,  the ‘world’s youngest grumpy old man’, invites us once a week to share our door pictures.

After two years of hard labour on hubby’s part, the work on our ‘abandoned house’ is almost complete. The inside is looking great and hubby has just finished painting the exterior. The last thing to be painted was the front door, which I decided should be bright red. The door is south-facing, and according to the rules of Feng Shui, red is the perfect colour and invites good energy into your home,  although I only found that out after my decision, so I think that was rather clever of me.


The inside of the door is white, as it goes better with my decor. I hope that’s okay.  Too bad if it’s not. 🙂


Do pop over to see Norm’s gallery of interesting doors in Montreal’s China Town district.


Thursday Doors: Doors fit for a palace.

When we went back to South Africa for Mom’s memorial service in September, we couldn’t stay with my sister for the first few days as she had a house full. My brother-in-law organised for us to stay in the Presidential Suite at the nearby ‘AmmaZulu African Palace’,  a unique luxury lodge on the edge of the Kloof Gorge and Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. This eclectic and amazing creation is the brainchild of Peter Amm, a local collector, artist and architect. We’d been there a couple of times for lunch and a tour, so it was really special to be able spend a few nights in this fabulous ‘palace’ which is so different from any hotel we’ve ever stayed in before.

Here, for Norm’s ‘Thursday Doors Challenge’ are three of its beautiful doors.

The amazing and impressive front entrance.


The inside view of the door which was rescued from a bank which was being demolished.

The front door.

The side door out to the car park, was salvaged from a Balinese temple. and brought over to South Africa.


One of the two doors into the breakfast room, also from the same temple.


I have lots more photos of this awesome place which I’ll share with you in later posts. I wish you all a very happy and relaxing weekend.

If you have interesting door images, you can find Norm’s challenge here.