Thursday Doors

Those of you who stop by know I have a thing for barn doors. I just love them including the hardware. Why? I don’t know except I spent a lot of my childhood hanging around my grandparents’ barn, we had a barn in Kansas, and we have a ย barn here. I guess liking barn doors comes from deep within my farmer’s soul.

So, I was in hotel heaven when we stopped at a Marriott in New York on our way back from SC and found the hotel room and the lobby had barn doors.

The door in the room slid between the bathroom and the closet while the doors in the lobby were at the entrance to the breakfast area. They were handsome, sleek doors on stylish hardware.

I know there isn’t a wonderful historic story or lesson behind them, but I still like them.

Happy Thursday, and I hope your ‘spring’ weather is more promising than ours. We’re working with mid 20’s at night, low 40’s during the day, high winds, and more than normal rain.ย ๐ŸŒท

If you want to see other door submissions from across the globe, visit Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, April 5, 2018.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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41 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love these doors, Judy and I am happy to be finding them in more hotels these days. Whenever I see them, I feel instantly better.

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  2. I like the doors too. Our forecast for Saturday night is 36, so fingers crossed it doesn’t dip any lower.

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  3. Suzanne says:

    One of the hotels where we stayed in Texas had them on the bathroom door – beautiful hardware and all. Great alternative to the old “pocket door” concept.

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  4. Joyce says:

    When you think about it, doors that slide open sideways are far more practical than “normal” ones that need a wide clearance and get in the way when you’re moving furniture in and out or dealing with an area rug that’s stuck beneath it. My favorite door at home is the pocket one between kitchen and dining room – closest thing I have to a barn door and most practical!
    Glad you’re home safely no matter the adverse weather welcome you received – how much longer can it last? Snow on the ground here and more expected this weekend!

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  5. Those are indeed sleek and lovely. I always liked pocket doors, but I imagine barn doors are much simpler to install. I like them too.

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  6. Laurie Graves says:

    I’m with you all the way with loving barn doors. Along with being useful, they have dignity and weathered beauty. The doors featured in your post are fabulous and also have a Japanese look. Nice place to stay.

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  7. Murphy's Law says:

    LOVE barn doors. They’re the equivalent of comfort food!! These doors are great. You chose a great place to camp overnight!

    Temperatures running colder here too…..snow changing to rain tomorrow. Sigh …..

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Good choices! Much to my delight this is a style of door that’s gaining in popularity with designers and decorators these days.

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  9. joey says:

    I love sliding barn doors, too, seemingly every fashion of them. These are great!

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    Sliding barn doors are so versatile. Then warm my little decorating heart. Lovely photo.

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  11. Almost Iowa says:

    Hey! Close the door, whaddya think, we live in a barn?

    Well…….we’re getting there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Barn doors are so popular now as interior doors, I love them. As for spring weather, we are having winter temperatures here in Ireland, much the same as you, I think.

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  13. I love these doors too and would love to incorporate them somewhere in our house. It looks like that mirrored door in front of the closet is also the door for (maybe) the bathroom? If so, I guess you’d have to make sure you weren’t shutting anyone in – or worse hit them – if they were in the bathroom when you wanted to look in the closet.

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  14. jesh stg says:

    What I love about sliding doors is that they don’t take away from the space in the room:) My en-suite door to the bathroom is a sliding door.
    Oh, and extremely handy when grand kids are here – they can’t lock themselves in (one little one played that game, when she didn’t like something!)
    Have a lovely weekend, Judy:)

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  15. It was beautiful today … but VERY cold. And windy. Going to be one of the non-spring years when we go directly from winter to summer between breakfast and lunch. Probably in the middle of May.

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  16. I’ve never thought of sliding doors as barn doors. We have several in our home – you must come and visit so you can try them out. My sewing room has double sliding doors which open onto the living area. I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    I share your love of barn-style doors. Iโ€™m so happy to see them popping up with more frequency in new decorating.

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  18. Oddment says:

    Ah, the farmer’s soul! Your direct line to your grandparents! I think that anything that takes us back to special grandparents is The Best, so it’s easy to see how you’d love barn doors. Thanks for your spring wishes; I hope they work! Thus far winter seems to have the upper hand. I love Marilyn Armstrong’s comment above about going from winter to summer between breakfast and lunch. That’s probably the way it will be in these parts.

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  19. Sliding barn doors are so practical and trendy!

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  20. KerryCan says:

    Oh, yeah–I love barn doors, too–even ones like these, that would look peculiar on any self-respecting barn!

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  21. Nancy says:

    Neat doors! Thereโ€™s just something about the barn door look! It evokes happy thoughts for me as it brings back all those memories going to my grandparents farm!
    Praying this is the last storm for all of you!

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  22. Marilyn says:

    I worked part time at a library that barn doors separating the childrenโ€™s room from a work space. I always liked the look of those doors.

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  23. prior.. says:

    no lesson needed – and if anything you get a gold star for showing us a modern version of the barn door.
    Nice – and we were just talking about these around our house – and the pocket doors – – well nice to see this trend

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  24. Tina Schell says:

    The sliding barn or glass doors are quite the rage down here Judy. I love them too!!

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  25. slfinnell says:

    My father-in-law was a master carpenter and I distinctly remember him saying what a pain pocket doors were to repair. Bet heโ€™d be more warm to the barn door revival ๐Ÿ˜Š I know I am!

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  26. reocochran says:

    My early childhood babysitter was a farmer’s wife. My brothers and I enjoyed feeding lambs in the kitchen baby bottles of milk. We loved hay mowns and jumping from the hay loft!
    Those red barns are my favorites but the doors were so heavy, hanging on that strong gliding metal apparatus.
    The photos were great of the hanging doors and it seems impressive in their design, Judy.
    I am not going to catch up entirely but want to go back and check what I missed here. . . . Smiles, Robin

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  27. germac4 says:

    I love those doors! … They do bring back memories too…although I wouldn’t have thought of it without your post! Hope Spring is on the way.. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒž

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  29. reocochran says:

    Dear Judy, I was tired last night and didn’t go back far enough. . . This post is added to my current post with barn style doors hanging on rails, in my family member’s house she is buying.
    Dan Antion gave me this post link since I fell asleep at midnight and didn’t go back to this post. He remembered and I didn’t search enough. I did add it at my lunchtime while at my warehouse job Now! (12 noon!) ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ
    Thank you for sharing it, Judy!

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