Doorman Designs

New Orleans, Louisiana · 230 Sales


Doorman Designs

New Orleans, Louisiana 230 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Alex Geriner

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Alex Geriner


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

sunflowerlk on Oct 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful!!! So unique. Definite showpiece. Worth the wait! Very thrilled!


jonamara on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The bed is very well constructed. Proprietor worked quickly and diligently with me on an issue. I am very pleased and quite happy with how the bed sleeps. Does not creak in the least bit!

Jess Teutonico

Jess Teutonico on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just a note to tell you the bed is STUNNING. It truly is perfect - my favorite thing in our new house. Love love love it. A million thanks! Jess

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2015
My Southern roots spread throughout the gulf coastal states. I grew up in a world of nostalgia where I learned to cherish, admire, and hang on to old things that were from the past. The old meant more to me than anything new.

After Hurricane Katrina, my home New Orleans was in jeopardy of loosing her identity and old world charm. I started to take notice of things that I hadn't once seen. I saw the opportunity to craft pieces from old antebellum and Victorian homes destroyed by the storm.

Each piece I create has its own identity and individual story. The materials I use may have chips, dings, scrapes, key holes, bits of paint, and nail heads. I embrace these distressed rustic markings and see them as an artistic beauty. However, all rust and lead paint is sealed with at least 3-4 coats of satin polycrilic. This protects both you and the integrity of the piece.

If you share the same thoughts as I do, feel free to contact me about a custom piece of your own.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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All items are packaged and shipped in wooden and cardboard crates. Items are typically shipped through local couriers or national freight carriers. All customers will receive a paypal shipping invoice before the item ships. Once the invoice is paid, the item will then ship. If an item should be damaged during shipping, do not throw away the original packaging until contacting me first.

Shipping items to other parts of the country can alter the piece over time due to the different climates. Please be aware that shipping to arid, hot, colder, or tropical climates can cause this old wood to dry out and crack over time. All wood and materials are properly dried, well sealed, and waxed before shipping. This helps to preserve the piece from drying out, however over time it is subject to change depending on the climate conditions. Placing furniture near a window or in a sunny room can cause wood tones and color to fade over time. We recommend taking precautions to avoid this. We are not responsible for pieces that change over time due to climate or conditions within your home.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds on any online or custom orders. All custom orders are made exactly to the client's preferences. I work very closely with my clients to figure out exactly what they like. I often send photographs, samples, and chat on the phone to figure out exactly the look they're wanting.

For larger items I request at least a 50% to get started. If a customer wishes to cancel an order they must do so within 48 hours. No refunds will be given after this deadline.

No two pieces are alike, and each is designed with you in mind. Please note that the patina and characteristics will vary amongst different pieces.