Yay! Let's do it! Well, not exactly a barn but close enough. These two massive sliding barn doors hanging on a frame made of barn board in a small condo downtown Toronto is enough to take your breath away...or make you feel like you've got a barn sitting in the condo!
When our client got their one bedroom condo, their first intention was to build a wall out of drywall to cover the den and have one sliding barn door as the entrance so that it acts as a guest bedroom. Unfortunately (or fortunately), building code does not allow a wall to be built there. Our client's next step was to look through our blog, and voila, he found the bypass system which he thought was perfect as it acts as a wall and an entrance!
With that, we were set to design a way to make this work. This involved building a wood frame and covering it with barn boards, then attaching the two doors.
That was the first install, getting the framing done. Now we come back for the second install, which are the doors. And look, all of a sudden you have a guest bedroom and a barn all at once! Once the doors are hung, it's like installation art (a barn in a condo, pretty artsy wouldn't you say?) This really blurs the lines between high art, interior design, and just doing what you love to your space. Uh oh, am I doing art speak here? Would someone let me know what I'm saying?
And all this time, did I mention the fact our client's condo has the coolest most memorable, most awesome things in it? Forget about interior trends and rules, everything in the place reflects who they are, from the art work to orange kitchenware... and it was really fun working there...and that's what makes this condo really hip! There's a collection of images of Madonna hanging above the sofa...and guess what? Our client has created a Madonna fan website. Check it out! www.absolutemadonna.com