This Expo is an exclusive list of contemporary manufacturers of doors and windows compatible with houses in the bungalow and Craftsman styles, as well as Shingle Style houses, Tudors, English Arts & Crafts styles, Spanish Revival houses, and for new buildings of the Arts & Crafts Revival.
Practically, this drapery hung in doorways to stop drafts (and dampens sound) between rooms—but portieres also offer a romantic, inviting transition by softening doorways. Most were frequently made from tapestry to match the wall hangings and give some decorative cohesion to the room, but portieres might also be made of strung beads, tassels and decorative cording, even seashells (for your beach bungalow). They remain an appropriate accent for the Arts & Crafts home today.
Choosing new or replacement doors and windows that look right on the exterior façade is how most people think of the task. But, especially in retrofitting to an old house, it’s just as important to specify units that don’t clash with interior woodwork and the décor.