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?
I adore this updated tudor with an industrial front door. Design by Collins Interiors. Photo by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood
Incredible shower doors via Veranda
Beautiful industrial doors surrounded by Ivy and Boxwood via Elle Decor
An older photo of one of my absolute favorite Dallas houses with an industrial front door. Photo by Christina Dandar via The Potted Boxwood.
The chicest kitchen with an interior industrial door by Banks Development
How cool is the concept of industrial folding doors- São Tomás Building, an Ode to Modernism by Felipe Hess Photo © Fran Parente via Pinterest
The classic appeal of Bobby McAlpine with the use of Industrial windows and doors.
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.
A fresh new build.
I love the use of shutters on this house.
The white paneling makes a huge difference on this home.
Topiaries make the perfect visual for this entry.
This home is even more beautiful in person.