|Decor Inspiration Barn Doors|
It is impossible not to notice that barn doors
and farmhouse style are absolutely everywhere
in interior design and
instead of fading from the limelight, they seem to
be gaining momentum as designers and homeowners
imagine new ways to incorporate them into decor.
Take the room at top with the hideaway bunks.
How perfect is this solution for a
small vacation getaway,
or a studio apartment?
I’m also an admirer of the minimal hardware design
and simplicity of the white door in that installation,
since it much less understated and less harsh.
Can barn doors be pretty? Oui.
Can they be subtle? Oui, again.
But what if you want to make a bold contemporary
statement that speaks with a more
|Sliding Barn Door – Modern and Industrial|
Then you say hello to a flashy metal that’s
as about as wide and rock and roll as you can go.
And if you’re a little bit country and don’t
want your entre to swing…
|Modern farmhouse bedroom with painted sliding barn door|
then this gorgeous painted wood plank door
will deliver the goods AND provide architectural
How else can simple sliding barn doors
make a room feel a little less clutter-full?
|Two sliding barn doors conceal a large screen TV in a shabby chic media room|
They can become hiders of electronics and media
like this…I personally would have those babies
shut most of the time since I’m not a big TV
person, and this room seems to lend itself
royally to cozying down with a good book.
Barn doors need not even remind you of a barn!
If you choose more traditional styled doors
and paint them in your favorite bold shade,
the doors just may be reminiscent of shutters
or function as art in the room as opposed to
a shelter for livestock on the farm.
|What a happy room with cheerful red barn doors to a closet|
If you are a fan of shiplap or horizontal planking,
then you just may love this next barn door
application which keeps things moving
east and west and feels so fresh as it
separates a kitchen from a pantry.
|Seamless entry to a pantry with a barn door from kitchen|
Open shelving is so hugely popular in kitchen
design right now, but if you get jumpy around
a lot of tchotchke business, then maybe
you want the freedom to close those babies
away while creating a chalkboard surface
for lists, menus, and fun.
|A clever multi-functioning sliding barn door|
Black and oil rubbed bronze seem to be the
most popular finishes for barn door hardware,
but I love seeing a lot of stainless and silvery
tones too…we used a stainless rail system
for the barn door we installed at the Arizona
fixer upper that I’ll show you soon.
|Can a barn door be elegant? Why, yes. Yes, it can.|
So we have already seen examples of
but what about window treatments?
|Barn doors as window coverings?|
Sometimes finding a just right black-out
window treatment is a challenge, and especially
for this window above with its arched cove,
a rustic sliding door comes to the rescue.
|When space in a hall is limited…|
If you have ever lived in a place with
narrow hallways then you can probably
see the genius of introducing a sliding barn door.
Have you ever installed a pocket door?
We have. And they are not the easiest
to get right so this application above
makes a lot of sense and is beautiful
with the cottage styling.
|Beautiful white rustic sliding TV barn doors from Pacific Entries|
The room above is dressed in sliding mini barn doors
from Pacific Entries to conceal a large screen TV
and make sense when a big austere black box
in the center of a focal wall is just too harsh
or undesirable in a room without touches of black.
The geometry on either side of the
the TV and doors also has me swooning
and dreaming about the possibilities
for a niche in our Arizona fixer upper’s
Here is another example of
full-size sliding barn doors to conceal
a television and also add architectural
|Loving the star the closed barn doors create!|
The first time I saw barn doors used
in such a way was in my friend Leslie’s
beachy cottage she has been remodeling.
Look at where she started when they
tore the wall apart in her living room:
Can you imagine the undertaking of such a project?
Then the wall with fireplace progressed to this:
What a difference!
And then Leslie’s designs took shape.
Wow! This was the next stage,
and she still had more magic in store.
Those peekaboo doors are so perfect
with the style she is going for in her cottage.
The addition of a salvaged mantel she had
been storing for just the right place found
life here amid snow white lovely columns
and rustic natural shelves for books and pretties.
I love how she captured the spirit of this
re-designed focal wall here since it
has all the timeless romance, texture,
and contrast I love.
You amaze me, girlfriend,
and I bow to you.
If you desire similar doors to Leslie’s custom ones,
the company that made our knotty alder doors
also creates beautiful sliding TV barn doors
made from alder…and if you want, you
can order them unfinished to customize
them as you wish.
Here’s what Pacific Entries’ TV barn doors
look like installed:
|Pacific Entries rustic sliding TV barn doors|
What say ye about all the barn door hoopla?
Are you over them?
Have them in your home?
Heard of other alternate uses for them?
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Peace to you right where you are.