16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | July 10, 2017

Let these designs provide inspiration on how to incorporate barn doors as decorative yet functional pieces in your home.

RECLAIMING THE COMFORTABLE BEDROOM

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

For the master bedroom, the designers, Courtney St. John and Amy Casey, aimed to create a comfortable environment that wouldn’t compete with the views. They paired a quilted-leather chair by Arteriors with a stump-like accent table from Inside Out Home Furnishings and Design; custom bedding is made with Kravet fabrics. Home builder Ted Leach fashioned the barn door out of reclaimed wood. (Tour the home.)

A COLORFUL ADDITION

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

Part of the addition, the sitting room brings together a playful mix of patterns and colors, as in the floor cushions from West Elm. The homeowners’ antique settee was refreshed with a Schumacher fabric. The antique brass table is from C.A.I. Designs, and the Sprig light fixture is from The Urban Electric Co. in Charleston, South Carolina. (Tour the home.)

AN UPDATED EDITION

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Interior designer Erin Iba worked with builder Brian Gillette to update the home, including adding steel-and-glass barn doors to separate the study from the living room. The black Crawford cabinet is by Jonathan Adler, and the marble coffee table is by RH. Leather stools by Cisco Home rest on Flor carpet tiles. (Tour the home.)

HIDDEN ROOMS

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The great room fireplace features a custom-fabricated darkened-steel surround crafted by Fabworx. A ladder ascends to a sleeping loft, while barn doors lead to a guest bathroom on one side and a hallway to the master suite on the other. (Tour the home.)

GLIMPSE OF THE SEA

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The master bedroom boasts a custom bedside table by Jan Showers sheathed in a Phillip Jeffries Japanese paper weave, and a bed skirt and pillows fashioned from coral-themed fabric by Manuel Canovas. The solid blue-green Brochier pillow fabric is from Travis & Company, and the watercolor print is by Dogwood Fabrics. The lamp is also by Jan Showers. (Tour the home.)

CONCEALED

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Warm red walls say welcome in the side entry, which also doubles as a mudroom. Extra-long benches custom designed by Tracie Schumacher afford seats for putting on boots. A laundry room is concealed behind sliding barn doors on a German roller system from Alpine Builders’ Hardware. (Tour the home.)

FEELING WEATHERED

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

In the master bedroom, a wall clad with reclaimed weathered wood provides a rustic backdrop for a tufted headboard, cotton bedding and side tables, all from Restoration Hardware. Interior designer Michelle Dahl chose custom pillows and a wool bench with Lucite legs to appease both the husband’s and the wife’s tastes. Custom draperies were fabricated by Lesley Petty. (Tour the home.)

SLIDING EFFECT

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

In the sitting area of the family room, a custom sofa covered in Holly Hunt Great Plains fabric joins custom chairs swathed in a Castel textile from David Sutherland; all were fabricated by The Joseph Company. James Dawson Design fabricated the custom coffee table, which rests on a rug from Creative Flooring Resources. The polished concrete treatment on the mantle was fabricated by Imago Dei. (Tour the home.)

CUSTOM-MADE

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A freestanding Burgbad Diva tub and Sigma faucet found at Ferguson sit on the master bath’s custom designed tile flooring that features a water jet cut pattern. Also custom is the sliding salvaged pine plank door opening onto the master closet in the background. (Tour the home.)

RUSTIC TOUCHES

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

Opuzen velvet outfits a custom sectional that graces the den, while a throw by Hermes hangs on the side. Distressed Holly Hunt leather from John Brooks covers the ottoman. A custom rug from The Floor Collection grounds the space. (Tour the home.)

SECTIONED OFF

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A new hallway leads to the home office, which can be closed off with the sliding barn door. Also intended as a gallery, the hallway has ample wall space for the homeowners’ growing art collection, including two pieces by Indian artist Anish Kapoor. The runner is from Nepal. (Tour the home.)

CONVERTED

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A custom sectional, upholstered with a colorful linen by Pindler & Pindler, converts to a sleeper when needed. A white oak coffee table from West Elm centers the space, where artwork found at the local flea market is displayed. (Tour the home.)

CHROMA FINISHES

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

A barn door concealing the pantry is clad in Chroma by 3form and was custom-colored to match the mosaic backsplash in the kitchen. Ligne Roset stools pull up to the island. (Tour the home.)

INCORPORATED BARN DOOR

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Designer Alana Homesley placed a Remains Lighting pendant in the entry along with a custom spalted-maple console and mirror, both made by Sergio Raynal Fine Custom Woodworking. The cedar ceiling and siding is by Creative Woodworking NW. (Tour the home.)

BEFORE YOU ENTER

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Visitors to a Montana home, by architects George Suyama and Chris Haddad, can pass through an interior courtyard to the main residence beyond. Custom barn- type gates close across the facade, while tight-knot cedar siding by Bigfork Custom Woodworks, a division of builder Jason Martel’s company, accents the structure. (Tour the home.)

IRON SUSPENSION

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The architects designed layered entries, from parking to gate to courtyard. Corten steel panels make up a massive sliding front door that’ s suspended from an iron curtain-like rod. (Tour the home.)

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16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home

16 Clever Uses For Barn Doors In Your Home