I was at a Hoedown recently (yes, you read that correctly) and got to thinking about bales of hay, horses, country music and … barns.
Barns? Really, Sarah, you are thinking … what does that have to do with design?
Well … I’ve seen a ton of barn doors in design mags and blogs recently.
One of the first barn doors I really liked was the one that Dana built in her house and chronicled on her blog House Tweaking.
A bold statement in a space for sure – barn doors add texture, visual interest and can have bright pops of colour, too.
Barn doors can be space savers. Think of them as modern-day pocket doors – except on the outside of the wall and in some cases using wood re-purposed from a real barn.
They certainly are everywhere! Makes me wonder how long the look will stick around.
That being said, I like the visual design element mixed with the practical.
The hardware adds an industrial feel and the panelling style of the doors can make a barn door look quite contemporary.
Or, a more traditional door …
Are barn doors a fad or are they fab(ulous) and will stick around for a while?
I’m on the Fab team … what about you?