The sliding doors off the living room in this Big Sky, Mont., create a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The stained concrete floor leads out to a concrete patio, where a comfortable outdoor seating area faces an impressive, two-story fireplace.
Doors offer another chance to play up architecture and add rich texture and tone. After several decades with a lackluster fiberglass door, the entry was updated with a glass-paned door with an organic walnut look.
French doors were added to create an airy, yet private home office. The walls were painted a medium gray and bright linen window treatments create soft, natural mood. A new ceiling fan was installed, and the room is staged with a traditional desk and chair and a unique ladder bookshelf.
This midcentury-modern gentleman’s case (fancy designer speak for dresser) is striking with its raised geometric design and would look amazing in ANY room. That’s the beauty of MCM case goods (aka storage pieces): The dressers aren’t always a “drawers only” affair. Many pieces were topped off with interesting-looking cabinet doors that concealed useful shelves or cubbies. These particular drawers are home to spare table linens and seasonal decor while the upper cabinet opens up to reveal a fully stocked bar.