Barn Doors

8 Mar

Several years ago, I came across a gorgeous living room spread in a Pottery Barn magazine.  It wasn’t the white couch or antique trunk coffee table that caught my eye.  It wasn’t the splashy watercolor on the wall or the acacia wood bowl of fruit on the side table.  It was a white-washed sliding barn door which separated the living room space from the adjoining room.  It was so rustic and raw compared to the chic, polished design of the rest of the room.  But, similar to my recent kitchen inspiration posts (here, here, and here) there’s something about the contrast that I think just works.  The mix of textiles, raw wood and paint, soft and rough surfaces stuck with me.

Today, I came across a DIY post by Dana at House*Tweaking for building and hanging the yellow sliding barn door pictured below (read details here and here).  My fascination with the sliding barn door has been renewed!  Apparently, I’m not the only one.  What do you think?

Above image: Remodelista
Row 1 images: Les Bernabi on Ava Living, House*Tweaking
Row 2 image collage: The Lettered Cottage

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2 Responses to “Barn Doors”

  1. Gwyn Michael March 9, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    I absolutely LOVE this look. I think my fave is the pantry door and to do wall. We have opted to remove many of the doors in our house to create more open space, but if I replaced them this would be the way!

    • Ashley Garofalo March 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      That was one of my favorites, too, Gwyn! I knew you would love this post!

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