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‘A tra­di­tional leaded-glass door can be beau­ti­fully fin­ished with chrome hard­ware just as a con­tem­po­rary de­sign can be soft­ened with brass. Bal­ance and fore­thought is king — wrongly po­si­tioned hard­ware can spoil even the most stylish door’ James Wil­liamson, Lon­don door Com­pany

A Vic­to­rian home that’s lost an orig­i­nal door along the way can be re­stored to glory with a de­sign like this one. The four-panel door has au­then­tic heavy bolec­tion mould­ings and is painted in dark grey, which com­ple­ments the tiled path. It has been made from solid ac­coya wood, which is treated to be ex­tremely durable and stable, and is fin­ished with smart pol­ished chrome door fur­ni­ture. From £2,400, Lon­don door Com­pany

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