10/4/11

Barn doors, mattresses OH MY- We were meant to be born in a barn!

Have you noticed lately how many barn doors you are seeing?  Maybe it is just us, but we are loving the door! The doors that Martin Lawrence Bullard used in the Osbournes home are amazing. They look more like a piece of art than a door.





Cote De Texas
In this kitchen the designer uses the doors to cover up a pantry.






Kelly from Polished Pebbles blog  found these old doors and turned them into the barn door look. She gives some helpful hints on what kind of hinges work best.





Designer Sherry Hart  used barn doors behind a crib in this babies room.. So creative.






Over at Nucheys mommy Blog, she creatively shows you how to do this yourself.








We have also been noticing the mattress sofa look?   OK, so not so much of a barn!. Designed by S.R. Gambrel






Here designer S.R.Gambrel used it to create more of a retro look.  We remember the coffee table from the 70's.





   The sofa has a nice style to it. We are loving the colors .
Designed by Barbara Heath



 
This is from the DC show house designed by Laureen Liess from Pure style design blog.  So what do you think about these creative styles?

24 comments:

  1. Barn doors provide a rustic authenticity and are guaranteed conversation pieces. I'm still on the fence with the mattress inspired sofa cushions. It's definitely an interesting style, and one that we're likely to see used more often as the design concept evolves.
    Great post, ladies!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  2. Seriously kind of obsessed with Martyn...he is pretty much a genius (c; Love the barn doors!

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  3. Martin's barn doors are definitely a work of art. That's taking barn doors to a new level!

    Thanks for you your comment today. I enjoyed your post!

    Take care,

    Lori

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  4. Love the barn door look for inside. We're getting ready to renovate our upstairs bath and are trying to figure out how to get them to fit in to hide the laundry room. I also love the mattress look and thinking about having a mattress made for a bench in our dining room out of linen. Love both of these looks for our antique home.

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  5. Hi Taylor, thanks so much for letting me know you posted our doors & linked back :) I appreciate it! Your post looks great ~ I love barn doors to!

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  6. Ps. I tried to email you back but it appears your email isn't activated on google profiles. I get a no reply email in place of your name. I just wanted to let you know I joined your friend connect :)

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  7. I am loving all the barn door images you picked, they are all gorgeous especially the first one. I haven't seen a barn door that looks like a work or art before and I love it! :)

    By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway! Come by and enter for a chance to win a designer beach umbrella from Cocopani Australia. (valued at $110)

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    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  8. Your barn door features are amazing! I love the sofas too! I would love to find a way to incorporate this look in my home! thank you for sharing!!

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  9. the barn doors are such an exciting element to add to a remodel or new construction...and love the mattress style cushion as it's so old it's new a gain..!! good design never goes out of style..
    best,
    maureen

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  10. OMG this is my favorite post of all time! Every photo was more amazing than the one before, and by the last one I was swooning and scheming about how I could get one of those daybeds!
    Stacy

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  11. Barn doors are a true love of mine! My son recently installed these in a "man cave" to hide the flat screen tv! Wouldn't that be wonderful!
    thanks for sharing such wonderful photos!
    Carolyn

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  12. I am a HUGE fan of barn doors - hoping to have one as the door to my pantry eventually in my dream kitchen. :) I am not a fan of the mattresses though...

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  13. Love the barn doors, it gives a room such a unique, and authentic classicly rustic element....would love to use it somewhere but alas dont' think there is anywhere in my house that it would really work so I will admire these beauties!

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  14. I love the barn door in the nursery--so unusual and totally works in the room. great post so glad to have found you and I'm a new follower :)

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  15. Me too! two of my favorite things...barn doors and mattress cushions. Great images.

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  17. Thanks for featuring the nursery I did :). Gaveyou a shout out on my post also! Great post all together.....

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  18. I love the barn doors look. Wish I could incorporate them here somewhere. Oh, well I will just drool over other peoples doors. Thanks so much for dropping by. I am your newest follower.

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  19. Lots of barn doors and sliding hardware for sale here: www.loftdoors.com

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  20. I also love the mattress look and thinking about having a mattress made for a bench in our dining room out of linen. Love both of these looks for our antique home.Thanks for your very informative posts. I'm in the market for a barrier cloth for my mattress. Any suggestions regarding what kind of barrier cloth I should be
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