The Westedge Design Fair is one of Southern California’s premier design shows which is held in Santa Monica. Standing out among this winter’s many delightful design ideas were the steadfast sliding barn doors with quintessential exposed hardware.
While this is not a new trend per se, the style has however settled into a category that we’ll keep seeing long-term. And why shouldn’t this unique touch be a perfect option to the traditional door? Complements to it’s space saving benefits and fashionable twist, we believe, these doors will go the distance.
What caught the Jigsaw design team’s eyes were the fresh take on this typically more rustic style. Modern sliders were seen in laquers and glass for the contemporary or transitional home. Even clean lines paired with champagne or rose gold colored hardware were noteworthy combinations for the more contemporary space.
So…you’re sold on the idea, but does it make sense in your space? Well, with the wide range of options, a sliding barn door can be worked into most spaces from a design stand-point. Factor number one however, is there room for it in your space? There must be enough space on both sides of the opening for the doors to slide over. Next, one must consider the type of door being replaced, preferably one that doesn’t need to lock. A few examples would be a closet, kids playroom, home gym or pantry.
Then, get creative with your door selections. The possibilitites are endless, antique doors, reclaimed wood, chevron patterns, white or black lacquer, and even metal. Balancing the look of the room will be important once the doors are selected. If the doors are your focal point, then a neutral color palette will allow for that to remain the focus. Or, the door can be painted the same or similar color to the walls if one prefers the doors to simply blend in, yet add interest to the space.
Whatever the case for your interior sliding barn doors, this style is highly functional and adds a special touch to any home. For more information on how to select a sliding barn door for your home, office or place of business, then please leave a comment or visit the contact page at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com to speak to a designer. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and like us on facebook!