Over the years that we’ve been lucky enough to live in the Southwest and admire the architecture, we’ve encountered beautiful entryways and doors. They are bright, vibrant colors and some are also rustic and worn down. They enclose gardens behind adobe walls and sometimes beckon entry to churches from Santa Fe to Tucson, Taos to the Grand Canyon.
The wooden doors you find all across the southwest can evoke such a nostalgic feeling. When you place your hand on the wood, it’s almost like you can feel the history behind these places. Sometimes, the original hardware still holds them up, and what a distinctive sound to hear those hinges creak as you swing them open.
Below, we’ve collected a few of our favorites that have a-door-ned entries throughout our travels. (S0, soooooo sorry … couldn’t resist!)
If you’re in love with any of these doors, there is a fantastic shop in Santa Fe called La Puerta Originals. Cleverly, the name means “The Door” in Spanish and they try to be as environmentally sound as possible – often creating pieces of art out of salvaged wood doors. If you have any other suggestions for other wooden door makers or craftsmen, please leave us a comment below.
Amy & Mr.D
I’m so excited over this Decor Door! Haven’t installed yet due to the weather here, but hope to add a photo once installed. Not sure what color of stain I’ll use-thinking about just using a clear coat.
Hi Naeem, wishing you success with the installation. We’re crazy for SW decor and details. Thanks so much for sharing.
I am loving all of the different shades of blue.
Choosing the right blue for your adobe entry … what a wonderful quandary. :- )
If you ever make a poster of your favorite doors I would like to buy one. These are beautiful!
Melanie, what a great idea. If we ever get around to it, you’ll be the first to know!