An Art Deco Door

Aren’t these Art Deco doors gorgeous? I had a fun time choosing my favorite doors and pinning them on Pinterest. I love the geometric patterns, as well as the use of glass and/or metal.

My Art Deco Doors board on Pinterest.

My Art Deco Doors board on Pinterest.

I needed a door for the Art Deco room I’m modeling and was greatly inspired by, who would have thought, an Art Deco bathroom!

An Art Deco bathroom. Photo courtesy of See Sources below for link

An Art Deco bathroom. Photo courtesy of See Sources below for link

What a beautiful shower booth! Unfortunately, I couldn’t trace the designer, manufacturer or the type of materials used. But I fell in love the chrome-plated look and the simple pattern on the glass doors.

Given that our room has white painted skirting and moldings, I wanted a white door, with a panel of glass and chrome.

While modeling the door itself was pretty straightforward, it was pretty tricky for me staging it! The lighting part was hit-and-miss, and I still feel I’ve leaned more on the miss part. Hope you have a clear idea what it looks like, though. The door handle was modeled after one we have at home. I made the glass frosted to add a bit of privacy.

You can see the same panels on the windows in the Art Deco room I am currently modeling.

Here’s our door. I didn’t model the face plate and deadbolt parts of the handle because the door will be closed in our render and I don’t want to add hidden details that only increase the polygon count of the model.

Modeled and rendered with Shade 12 (path tracing). There’s really nothing to show in terms of the wireframe view, so I’m skipping that part.

An Art Deco door, for interior use.

An Art Deco door, for interior use.

I plan to use it for a bedroom so I hope the pattern carries over well from bathroom to bedroom!

I’d Love to Hear from You

What do you think of our new door? Do you have a favorite Art Deco-style door? Do share with me in the comments section below.

Books to Consider

Related Links

Art Deco Doors – a selection of Art Deco doors at my interior furnishings site.
An Art Deco Hotel – Part II: The Bones – a peek at the Art Deco room I’m working at. I utilized the same door pattern for the windows, to unify the look of the room.

External Links to Sources

DigsDigs – source of the bathroom photo.
Beverly Claire’s Art Deco Doors Board – my board on Pinterest. You can find the links for each of the door photos here.

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2 Responses to “An Art Deco Door”

  1. slf says:

    I’ve never seen a bedroom door with glass. Maybe this would be better for a public room like a rec room or something?

    • Try googling “bedroom glass doors” and you will see hundreds of examples of bedrooms utilizing glass doors. Glass gives a feeling of openness, connectivity and spaciousness to a room, including bedrooms. Expansive glass doors and windows also maximize the view, if there’s a good one.

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