Decorative interior barn doors can become masterpieces when embellished with artwork and trim.
Decorative interior barn doors are currently trendy. They are everywhere. But when this collection first caught my eye wasn’t the hardware or vivid color that drew me. In the case of the theatrical horse with Siamese cat at his back leg it was the charming subject matter. This track mounted folk art painting was actually once part of a barn. It now hangs in the owner’s home office, hiding her desk and files during therapy sessions. I would spend my hour on the couch speechless, soaking it in. My wheels have been spinning since seeing it in January. This could easily be recreated to include subject matter close to your heart.
Painting barn doors is certainly nothing new, as shown on the exterior of a Shenandoah Valley (Harrisonburg, VA) structure photographed in 1941.
This pair of antique carved and painted American barn doors is currently offered by the NYC shop Treillage Ltd, owned by designer Bunny Williams and antique dealer John Rosselli. The hefty price tag would have most channeling their inner Martha for their next DIY project.
Somehow I can’t visualize Ozzy Osbourne relaxing in this picturesque room. His wife, Sharon, had a heavy hand in decorating their new California home. Whether or not you are a fan of the singer, this pair of whimsical interior barn doors is visual music.
(Sources: House Beautiful, Backcountry Notes, Treillage Ltd, Architectural Digest)
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