Deja Blue: Faux Finished Sliding Barn Door

Nestled in a serene country setting, it was the request of the client to have an updated look while honoring a rustic farmhouse origin. Designer Nina Nash of Mathews Furniture + Design knew that one of the challenges would be to create an interesting blend of color, patterns and textures while maintaining the comfortable family friendly atmosphere. It would require sleek furnishings and accessories combined with elements that represent days gone by.
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The Design Process:
The rolling doors offer an interesting architectural detail that visually divides the space to the children’s playroom. They were painted with a rustic decorative finish in specific colors to recreate the illusion of authentic weathering. This became an interesting contrast between the sense of newness and a simultaneous sense of age.
These doors provide a story of déjà vu. . . a reminder of previous use and functions that have been repurposed as an important element of the present. It is a feeling of familiarity as history repeats itself.
View more of this sophisticated project featured in Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta, and see the adjoining space in Faded by Love.
Designed by:
Nina Nash
Mathews Furniture + Design


  1. I love this door make over.. beautiful..

  2. Linda Miller says

    Great re-purposing, and the finish is extraordinaire!

  3. Always beautiful
    Always inspiring
    The designers are so lucky having you interpret their dreams!

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