Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interior Sliding Barn Doors

Interior barn doors are on our list to have someday. Someday seems to be the theme for me at the moment. I am always on the look out for that special design or item that I will execute or have someday. It is always exciting when that someday comes and a design idea I have had for a long time happens! Or I find that special item out of the blue with out looking. Barn doors have been an obsession since I was a little girl. My Grandfather had them on his beautiful barn in West Tisbury, on Martha's Vineyard Mass. My grandparents owned and lovingly restored this farm since the 1940's. Here are some of my favorite barn doors.










*images compliments of Southern Living, House Beautiful

22 comments:

Erin said...

Growing up I spent a lot of time on my grandparent's farm and consequently, also love a beautiful barn door. I had no idea how one could be used in so many different kinds of spaces! (and in so many colors!) Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!! I love these images!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Superb examples - I love them ALL!!

The Consummate Hostess said...

I really love that second image. The use of a barn door in an interior creates such a nice point of visual interest.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I have horses, and love barns and their doors!

LindsB said...

I love barn doors- actually come to think about it they would be the perfect way to hide the BF's office without taking up space because they slide. Too bad its only a rental, otherwise i would be all over trying to find a pretty door. Hopefully someday I'll have my own space to work with :)

Yansy said...

I love the barn doors. I wish to have them in my home one day.

Kelsey B. said...

I LOVE the interior barn door look, great post!!

CWID said...

Tracery Interiors yellow barn door is so, so chic!! Like you, it was also the source of inspiration for my blog post on barn doors last week
(http://highglossblue.blogspot.com/2009/08/open-to-barn-doors.html).
Love barn doors, love Tracery!

Lisa said...

You have given me the greatest idea! I have always loved barn doors & the wonderful heavy hardware. I have always thought that they could add charm to the most boring box of a room.
A couple of your photos show them appearing to slide across a long wall. I have a few of those!
It's not a hall but a tight traffic-way. Art get's lost & there is no room for even a library table. Now i am thinking secret storage behind charming barn doors.
Thanks Chic Coles! And by the way, I have what I THOUGHT was quite the barn door file but your examples far exceed any that i have ever seen! I think I may have mentioned the delightful ideas that you ALL bring to us in a "fresh and well-informed manner"! It is so appreciated.
Thanks again.
xoxo Lisa

Michelle said...

1. The barn doors look incredible in just about every room here.

2. I just found your blog, and must say this is an ADORABLE concept! My best to both mother and daughters!

Style Redux 2 said...

Fascinating idea.

pink-to-green said...

The doors add such nice visual interest to each of these images; you guys always collect the best images and ideas!!!

Jennifer said...

too funny that we both posted about this yesterday! I was looking for some of these images when I was working on mine, I'll have to save them from here!

Eclectic said...

I too had been working on this post but love your photos, many of which I have never seen so thanks! Do you have any experience with installing these? I have spec'd it out once or twice to a client (via the carpenter) and it was too pricey. I was wondering if you had a good source for the bar door hardware?

Things That Inspire said...

Very interesting - I have not noticed this design element, but I will be sure to notice it from now on!

Congratulations on the Washington Post blog watch for this post!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

We just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who read and commented on this post! Your comments were so thoughtful and we appreciate them so much! Thank you again!

Haven and Home said...

These are on my must have list!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Oh I love this post- congrats on being listed on the post well deserved! Would love to use them in my house- thanks for the great ideas!
Karen

Maria Killam said...

I love the first one! And congrats on being in the Washington Post, fabulous! I danced around the living room the first time that happened!!

The Goods Design said...

So gorgeous - I love them!!!

Anonymous said...

I, too, would be interestd in a source for the hardware,especially if it would support shelves instead of a door.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

These are wonderful and inspirational, thank you for posting them. I'm getting ready to do one but I need a door that splits in the middle because I have scones on both sides of the opening...it's a closet door that steps up...any information would be great! I'm thinking glass maybe although I'd rather have wood. 18" Width x 84" Height...odd size of course....so custom. Thanks! Luanne

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