Mmm…Moon Doors!

Design Inspiration

You won’t find any locks on these beautifully mystical moon doors (otherwise known as moon gates), a traditional design element of Chinese gardens. As might be expected, every material used to build these gorgeous gateways holds spiritual meaning, thus creating a welcoming peak into amazing gardens and seascapes, as well as a bringing good luck to newlyweds who cross. These satellite structures are over the moon!

Stone moon gate…pressured in place. Photo:

Contemporarty moon gate…gorgeous green. Photo:

Laticed moon gate…a peak into Vancouver’s China town. Photo: lazha, flickr.

Wooden moon gate…lovely, curvy logs. Photo:

Bali’s moon door…like walking through a futuristic look into the past. Photo:

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).