Framed planks used to conceal a bedroom add decorative element to this open hallway.
A glass transom on this barn door ensures that light flows from one room to the next, connecting the spaces.
This immense door could have felt heavy and dark, especially since the space looks like it could be a tad underlit, but the translucent paned glass adds a textural element that brightens the overall feel.
The repurposed wood paned door is one thing, but the designer took it a step further by mounting a full-length mirror to the the same hardware in the background — a nice touch.
This horizontal slat design looks like it might not quite fill the entire door opening, which is a great idea because when closed it would make a perfect room divider or screen. Light can still pass through, but guests don't have to see what's happening in the kitchen when sitting at the dining room table.
Doors can serve several functions, too. Why not make them fun and interactive with a dash of chalkboard paint?
This giant, white lacquered barn door gives what at one time may have been a fairly traditional home an open, airy, loft-like feel.
Perfect for a kitchen, where space is almost always at a premium, this barn door slides open to reveal a bookcase without obstructing any precious floor space.
Another repurposed door, this one looking like it was rescued from an old school, is used to great effect.
These floor-to-ceiling high-lacquer doors flanking a relatively small opening from one room to another make a dramatic statement. The oversized scale and hardware make these modern barn doors a stunning architectural element.
I had the barn door that came with the loft I redesigned a few years ago cleaned up a bit, but not too much — I wanted to retain the beat up industrial feel of the metal-clad door. In this case, the opening the door led to had long-since been closed up, so it was purely a decorative element.