I’ve just come back from a week in Malta, staying with James Villas. I don’t know about you but I find coming home from a holiday really tough. Most of the time I while I am happy to see home again, my house, my dog, my bed, adjusting back to work, life and the old routine can be hard. Don’t get me started on the weather.
I saw some amazing doors in Malta, so I thought I would brighten this cold and wet November day with some sunshine and colour. One of my big projects is to sort out our front door at some point, it’s not giving me the warm welcome I need to come home to right now. My neighbours have just finished making theirs look stunning, which makes ours look even worse.
I love navy and cream, and these old fashioned lamps were everywhere in the walled town of Mdina.
This blue is just gorgeous, if ever I needed inspiration for a door colour, it’s right here, it looks perfect with purple and the pale stone. It was all I could do not to peek inside.
While this may not be the prettiest door, the photographer in me loved the textures, if only I could make the cracked paint on my door look shabby chic or arty, rather than neglected.
I took this because I love this green and the wrought iron lettering made me think of a several family members who share this initial.
One of the most remarkable things we noted in Mdina was the door knockers. Having this guy watching over your residence must be a great, I think he may be Posiedon, god of sea, earthquakes and horses – makes sense on a small island like Malta.
Which ancient god or goddess would you have on your door? Baccus god of wine? Hera goddess of marriage, children and family? Zeus, king of all gods and controller of weather? I loved this one too, there is something so pleasing about the petal shapes, and a red door always makes me smile.
Blue and orange are complimentary colours and look incredible here against the sun. This was before we took a boat trip to the Azure Window on Gozo.
I was also impressed to see the use of a very contemporary purple here. We walked into a really old and impressive square in Mdina. Would you go for a dusky pink or perhaps a lilac on your door?
Red just takes your breath away and is endlessly cheery, but you have to get the shade exactly right. Apparently there is a red for everyone, mine is this one!
What colour is your front door?
To find out more about what Malta has to offer families, do check out this post here.