A rainy day spent in Spitalfields yesterday, admiring everything, including doors and shutters. The doors are glossy and their numbers engraved, with scant reference to brushed nickel, chrome or brass.
We stopped to examine the recherché combo of brown and cream gloss or cadmium yellow with old mustard a couple of doors down but the main theme, without being at all boring was
blue, bluey green, greeny blue and green, with a fascinating spectrum of subtle shades in between. They all go well with sooty brick. Some of the old houses have clung on to their peeling exteriors from past decades (not an accident), thus rendering colour choices absolutely unnecessary.
perfectly presented house on Fournier Street, an ash tray's throw from
the Ten Bells Pub on Commercial Street, was sparsely accessorised with a
couple of stone sinks on the pavement. Planted with rosemary, thyme and
erigeron, they looked very desirable and not very nick-able, due to
their considerable weight.