Homeowners wanted an open concept floor plan throughout their home, but they also wanted privacy for the bathroom, so designers developed a solution-a barn door. The modern barn door blends perfectly with the design of the bedroom, while concealing an open soaking tub. This solution allowed the floor plan to remain open, while designating distinct spaces for the bedroom and bathroom.
Just off the living room a library beckons. With cozy furniture and plenty of natural light, this space is perfect for enjoying a book. With new, modern barn doors, the library space can be closed off to create a private reading nook or they can be left open to incorporate the library into the entertaining space.
This modern farmhouse maintains the same color palette on its interior and exterior, a soothing gray touched with brown and white accents. Rustic touches like a barn-style garage door and wood-framed wire fence blend with more modern elements to create an intriguing design mix.
"I needed to create a transition between the homeowner's office and the lounge area, but didn't want to shut off the space with a traditional wall and door. These wide wood barn doors allow for both privacy and openness," says Betty Wasserman, owner and designer, Betty Wasserman Art and Interiors, Ltd., New York City, NY.l
The beautiful modern hallway uses carefully crafted elements to create an industrial, warehouse inspired look. The sleek, dark marble flooring is a beautiful contrast to the bright, white walls. A gorgeously crafted wood panel, with a chevron pattern, serves as a sliding door to open or close off the space.
The emphasis of this design is on the access to the pool, so designers installed a sliding barn door created from Oregon reclaimed lumber to hide the entertainment center when it is not in use. The wood and metal of this apparatus complement the industrial style the family desired.
This second-story bedroom's outstanding feature is its sliding barn door. The wood tones match those of the contemporary stairway leading up to it. The bed incorporates a built-in bookcase, and the ceiling fan adds a midcentury modern element to the space.
This modern white farmhouse master bedroom has a sitting area with contemporary white sofa and faux fur butterfly chair, modern coffee table, retro photographer lamps, and vaulted ceiling with exposed white paneling and modern ceiling fan.
The original master bedroom had an awkward layout, so designer Regan Baker set out to improve the flow and establish a focal point. She paneled the wall behind the bed to create a textured look and moved the closet behind the bed for better flow. A steel barn door was installed to transition from the bedroom to the bathroom and to tie in to the look seen throughout the home.