Anne Hepfer Designs
Knock On Wood: 11 whimsical door knockers to welcome you home
Several years ago, we found ourselves enjoying an extended stay in the UK, courtesy of the volcanic ash crisis. Knowing things were taken care of at home, I took advantage of the rare opportunity to really explore the streets of London at a much slower pace than usual. Missing my own family, I found myself very attuned to the welcoming doorways at every turn and in every charming square.
It is so interesting to really take notice of how people mark their entrances – at first glance, frequently lovely but look more closely and appreciate the combination of colour and finish of the door and then even more intriguing, the door knockers. There is such whimsy and humour present in the choice people make as the first welcome into their private lives. You shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover however, I do think that you can tell a lot about someone by how they mark the entrance to their homes!