5.10.2010

Bring the outside in

I have a thing for sliding barn doors used inside the home.  Maybe its the tall ceilings they need or just the rustic feel they bring to a room, but either way they certainly are pretty to look at.



So pretty.  Maybe oneday I will have a home with super high ceilings and an antique pair of barn doors.  I'm putting it on the list of "would like to have"


What do you have on your list of "would like to have" for your future home?


Also, Don't forget to tune in to tomorrow's episode of 9 By Design (10PM on Bravo) This episode features two fundraising events that are very important to the Novogratz’s. The first is an event that was held at the Novogratz’s home for Jasmina Anema. Jasmina was a “spunky 6- year-old” who lost her battle with Leukemia this past January. Jasmina was a very close friend of the Novogratz family. We are trying to get as many people as possible to tune in to this week’s episode in an effort to help spread Jasmina and Thea’s (Jasmina’s mother) message, which is to raise leukemia awareness and make people more aware of the need to register to become a bone marrow donor. (http://oneforjasmina.com/)

(Photos from, top to bottom:  The Brooklyn Home Company, via Lime in the Coconut Blog, Darryl Carter, Dowling Kimm, and Feldman Architects.)

25 comments:

My Interior Life said...

I have a friend who has an old barn door very similar to the one in the first photo that she recently installed to separate her dining area from her entry. It's verycool. I'm drawn to that last photo for so many reasons - the more modern take on the barn door, the fun front door color and the stairs.

I have so many things on my "would like to have" for my future house I've lost track. But top on my list would be a crisp white kitchen and old wide plank flooring.

Fun to dream on this dreary day. Thanks!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

I have a major thing for inside out barn doors. Would LOVE to incorporate that into a home someday, like a personal office space off a family room.

Olivia said...

I really love barn doors and their rustic qualities. Wouldn't they be great for a laundry room?

Cristin said...

Large great room with lots of windows and French doors spilling off into a garden for entertaining... in Hawaii perhaps. Still dreaming!

xo,
cristin

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

More indoor/outdoor space, perhaps with a couple of barn doors! I too love them!! Janell

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Those doors are AMAZING. Must find a barn door...

Abbie said...

I've been drooling over those doors for eons! It's amazing how easily something can capture your eye in a mag and then become an obsession! Our door to our laundry room is not a standard size. Every sliding door we've had there has broken, so we are seriously considering working something similar in this go-round. Fingers crossed!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Love that white barn door leading to the bathroom! This is something I can see having in a summer home. For some reason I don't envision it in my everyday home. But what I definitely want in my everyday home is a white kitchen with marble counters.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

yes love them too, you win space and add a great rustic feeling

MaryBeth Hughes said...

love, love, love the barn doors! my "to have" home list is so big. i would love for beautiful barn board floors finished off with a dark stain.

pve design said...

barn doors and fundraisers for spunky 6 year olds sound good to me too.
pve

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the barn doors! On my list would definitely be exposed brick walls. I love them!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I had a barn door in my last house and it's one of the things I miss most!

Angie said...

Oh I have a thing for them too!!!! And there's too many things on my "must have" list! ;)

Living It At Home said...

These are amazing! I of course would love a set of these doors in my home. The black ones are so striking in the white room. Never would have thought of painting them a darker color. My home needs higher ceilings though!

Sarah said...

A sliding door is a must somewhere in my future home. :)

Full House said...

I love the sliding barn doors so much. I already wish we had a space to add one in the home we already live in right now. Add it ti the list, right?

Haven and Home said...

I will have doors like these in my house one day....one day...

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

me too. i LOVE that last photo and will be adding it to my inspiration folder!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh yes. they are so fabulous no? it creates a whole dimension to a look. i love the photos you chose to showcase them, so beautiful!!!! makes me want to do something like that one day! good inspiration! xo

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love them too. I just need a house big enough to fit a door that big:)

Can't wait to catch up on your blog. Let's get together soon.

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

My list of "would like to have" grows all the time. Barns doors are definitely on there, along with antique Louis chairs, an upholstered headboard, and lots and lots of bookcases.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Those doors are gorgeous. I love the first one that leads to the bathroom.

For me I'm so far from my future 'home' but I would have to say many large windows!

Deliciously Organized said...

Linds, this is my dream, to have these in my next home. How can I make this happen....?

NWCF CORP said...

The barn doors are definitely a nice crisp look in contrast to the white paint everywhere. Some bold wide plank floors would tie in nicely. I'll have to consider that option for some projects.

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