Some Things Trendy: Industrial Doors

I have to admit, I went back and forth on this post. I hesitate calling industrial doors and windows “trendy.” There are several houses with them around Dallas that I have admired for years. However, there is a recent  particular surge here of white painted brick houses with industrial doors and windows. Sounds pretty, right? Well, they are beautiful! My hesitation (you can sense it, right?) is that they are overwhelming in number. Nine out of every ten new houses embodies the same look. I even posted the question to my instragram followers. The majority love the look, yet several Dallasites were in agreement with me. My fear is that we will be driving around years later and pass these homes saying, “oh, that must have been built in 2018.” This is not to say they aren’t the perfect juxtaposition on a traditional home. My main piece of advice would be to proceed with caution.

I think the goal of every homeowner is to not date their home. I am doing this Some Things Trendy series to show you the trends for 2018 that I would actually use in a home. Think of it this way- there is a song by an artist that you love, yet the second it becomes overly popular on the radio it loses its appeal. This is often the case in home design as well. Take this simply as a precaution on trends, yet enjoy the beauty that is in these photos of industrial doors and windows below. They truly are chic, when they are perfectly applied.

P.S. I adore them the MOST when they are used in the interior.

So tell me friends, what are your thoughts?

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 12

I adore this updated tudor with an industrial front door. Design by Collins Interiors. Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood

Shower via Veranda

Incredible shower doors via Veranda

Exterior Industrial Doors via Elle Decor

Beautiful industrial doors surrounded by Ivy and Boxwood via Elle Decor

DeVolKitchens Industrial Doors

DeVOL Kitchen with industrial doors via DeVol Pinterest

Industrial Door Photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

An older photo of one of my absolute favorite Dallas houses with an industrial front door. Photo by Christina Dandar via The Potted Boxwood.

Interior Industrial Door via Banks Development

The chicest kitchen with an interior industrial door by Banks Development 

Via Pinterest São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente

How cool is the concept of industrial folding doors- São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente via Pinterest

McAlpine Industrial Door Entry

The classic appeal of Bobby McAlpine with the use of Industrial windows and doors.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood

Another great updated tudor in Dallas. I can’t wait for all that boxwood to grow bigger! Photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood.

Below are some more of my photos from around Dallas. They are ALL gorgeous. Landscaping makes the biggest difference. I’ll give you a little tour around town on instagram stories later today/tomorrow just to see how this “trend” is really catching on around town.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 6

A fresh new build.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 2 Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 4

I love the use of shutters on this house. Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 5 Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 7

The white paneling makes a huge difference on this home.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 8

Topiaries make the perfect visual for this entry.

Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 9 Industrial Doors Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood 10 This home is even more beautiful in person.

A Window Seat

I prefer a window seat on a plane. I like to be in my little corner looking out over the sky. I think some of the best thinking and contemplation can be done in a window seat. However, I am also that annoying girl constantly asking to use the restroom (that is what you get when you sit in an aisle!). I don’t just like a window seat on a plane, I like them in homes as well, and not in the 90’s sitcom type of style.

Window seats (sometimes referred to as banquets) can be a wonderful seating solution when you are tight on space, have an oversized window, or need to split up a long wall area. Upholstery is key when it comes to a window seat, as is the view. How the window is framed with drapery or shades is also an important component in the window seat world. Come to think of it, I have never lived in a house with a window seat. Maybe that is why I find them so fascinating. I’ll add that to my long list of #lifegoals.


Outdoor window seat via Veranda

An unconventional window seat on the outside courtyard of the house. Doesn’t get more chic than this.

A tv room window seat via AD

A window seat used in a den setting. I love how the texture is applied and the TV is placed.

Shades of white and gray via Elle Decor

Grays and whites make for a clean, classic, and  light filled window seat by Bradley Thiergartner Interiors Inc. Via Elle Decor

Blue room dining room window seat via Elle Decor

A fabulous blue paint, a chicly upholstered window seat, and chairs that have the perfect aesthetic. Via AD

Classic window seat

A lovely hallway with soft texture and timeless design. The shades are the ideal element to frame the window seat.

Gray and White window seat via Elle Decor

Classically cool with the right amount of pattern and material. Via Elle Decor

Martha's Vineyard dining room via Elle Decor

An open array of windows in this Martha’s Vineyard dining room. A great mix of color and relaxed ambience. Via Elle Decor

Window seat via Domino

A corner window dining area. I adore the white palette and the contrast of the dark chairs. I ADORE this style of windows! Via Domino

Martha's Vineyard home wiht window seat via AD

A roaming pasture is the focal point in this timeless dining area. Via AD

WIndow seat in an open area

An indoor/outdoor modern dining area.

Window Seat via Elle Decor

Lot’s of pattern mixes together in this fantastic corner window seat. Via Elle Decor

Industrial Views

While I don’t ever foresee myself having industrial windows, I do appreciate them and the aesthetic that they bring to a space. Who wouldn’t want to walk into a room of a large wall of windows with striking frames? They are architecturally significant all on their own accord. In my opinion, the key is to mix them with pieces that don’t overshadow their ambience.

These images of rooms below are fabulously chic and eclectic. They belong in an industry of their own.

Have a great weekend!

An industrial and welcoming living area by Michael Neumann via AD

A superb open living area with industrial doors and chic wood beams designed by Michael Neumann. Photo source: Architectural Digest

An industrial loft in Amsterdam via Jelanie Blog

A high ceiling Amsterdam loft with industrial doors and windows overlooking a quaint courtyard. What a striking space! Photo source: Jelanie Blog

Bathroom by Jeffrey Bilhuber via House Beautiful

Jeffrey Bilhuber masters this bathroom with industrial shower doors. If I had to use industrial doors, I think I would use them first for a shower. So masculine and sophisticated. Photo source: House Beautiful 

A gorgeous open living area with industrial doors

An all around lovely skylighted living room with three pairs of industrial fresh doors. The room itself is so very traditional, but the doors add a vibe of current character.

Beautiful Industrial Doors via Veranda

A remarkable and stunning front entry of a home featured in Veranda magazine.

A Spanish Revivial Bathroom by Deirdre Doherty via House Beautiful

A rustic industrial shower door with frosted textured glass by designer Deirdre Doherty. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Industrial Glass Room dividers via Elle Decoration UK

An interior industrial glass partition in a very modern and minimalist space. Photo source: Elle Decoration UK

Istabul Home of Designer Aslio Tunca via World of Interiorsjpg

A divine image of industiral french doors and a marble tub at the Istabul home designed by Asli Tunca via World of Interiors.

Netherlands home of Casper and Suzy Vissers in Elle Decor

I love industrial doors, especially since you can get a better view of the chic hedges outside. A very modern space designed by Casper and Suzy Vissers via Elle Decor.

Richard Shapiro's Malibu Home via AD

I really adore this dreamy room of textured walls, industrial doors, and inviting white sofas in Richard Shapiro’s Malibu home. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Studio Home door by Tom Kundig in Architectural Digest

What an entrance! Smaller frames on this oversized door in home of Tom Kundig. Photo source: Architectural Digest