To disguise a door that interrupted a wall in his dining room in his centuries-old space in Paris, artist/dealer Maxime Defert painted an elaborate pattern that turned the the door in a very undoorlike objet. It isn’t necessary to be an artist to disguise a door; there are all sorts of ways to achieve the affect.

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

This inspired wall illusion done with  yellow tape appears to cast light on the door of shop. It could also be done with paint…

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(fos)

We love this wondrous trompe l’oeil door in Brooklyn (we often barter with friends for their art skills, in exchange for some of ours)…

Anahi DeCanio/ArtyZen Studios
Anahi DeCanio/ArtyZen Studios

This red door embedded in a high gloss square relies on reflection to make it recede…

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beppebrancato.com

With a graphic quality similar to this…

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Dining room door has murals from the early XIX century painted around it …

Denis Trente-Huittessan via Flickr
Denis Trente-Huittessan via Flickr

Hand painted “wall papers” completely disguise this door

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

You can go high end with wallpapers to obliterate doors…

Fornasetti Showroom, Milan
Fornasetti Showroom, Milan

Or look toward nature for elaborate trompe l’oeil…

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oregonlive.com

….like beach-themed garage doors

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oregonlive.com

 

 

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