“Door to Door”

5 Interior and Exterior Trends for 2016

They say that when one door closes another one opens but they never said those doors had to be boring, did they? We recently attended the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where we found ourselves being drawn to the unique styles of many of the interior and exterior doors on display. So, now we’re here to report on our findings and to close the door on the idea of old traditional doors and opens a new one to up to unique and newly trending styles.

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1.    Mixed materials – Gone are the days of a simple wooden door. Carpenters, artisans and builders have all begun experimenting with incorporating materials other than wood into their designs. In this example the designer chose to use sheets of aluminum held together with rivets, all framed out by wood. By combining man made materials with natural ones, this door is given a feel that’s both industrial and rustic. Who knew the two could marry so well? 

2.    Multi tonal/textural woods – By using different colored and textured woods, these doors are given a rich and multi-dimensional feel. The door below is given a sleek and modern look while still maintaining a warm and cozy feel.

3.    Leather and other natural materials – Why stick to ornamental leather furniture to give your living room or parlor the upscale yet relaxed atmosphere your going for when you can achieve the same results with a strong statement piece like the door below. Using leather in new and unique ways is taking the design world by storm and this is a perfect example of that.  

4.    Sliding track doors – Hinges are out and tracks are in! If you’re looking for a trendy way to give your space an upscale, rustic feel, then these wooden track doors are the way to go. Sliding track doors are also becoming increasingly popular in spaces that are lacking in square footage, as they are a more efficient use of space.

5.    Weathered paint – While there’s something to be said for a freshly painted door, they can sometimes leave a space feeling too monochromatic or clinical. The door below would be a great addition for anyone looking for a rustic, barn style statement piece to brighten up a room without taking it over completely.

Overall, we found that there’s a trend building with what we’ll call, “modernized rustic.” By combining different materials, textures, colors and unique hardware, doors that may have been considered too old, or worn, or traditional have been given new life.

So, please take a few moments now to locate your nearest exit. In some cases, your nearest exit may be behind you. Once you’ve located your nearest exit – decide which of these door styles you’d like in that space. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. 

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