Open Your Custom Living Room Design with Creative Interior Doorways
Adding screens and multi-faceted furniture to your custom living room design can help define smaller areas within a large room or create multiple points of interest in a small room. If you are looking for more ways to fine-tune the sense of space you want your living room to convey, you and your CustomMade artisan can turn a creative eye to an often overlooked element in your home: the interior doorway.
Interior doorways have a bit in common with screens and multi-faceted furniture. Like screens, they literally indicate multiple points of interest (other rooms) in your home and show the way to them. Doorways also hide and hint at whatever lies beyond them. Like multi-faceted furniture, they function from either side (hopefully). With custom made living rooms, of course, you have some say in where you want your entries placed. If your entries are set and you don’t want to tear down the walls, perhaps you can find some inspiration for your custom living room design in some of the interior doorway projects featured below.
Take an interior door and turn it into a work of art that doesn’t seem to be a door at all. When closed, these interlocking sliding doors by Brian Cullen Furniture look like an abstract, geometric work of art in walnut. However, the diffuse light that comes through the translucent white glass screen hints at something beyond. With a gentle touch, another room appears. The simple yet dramatic act of pulling apart a sliding door like a curtain to reveal a new space can make a small room feel larger or help create a private nook in a large room.
Exterior doors often have glass surrounds or inserts that let light through and draw the attention of visitors at your door. Why not pull back the curtain a bit to allow a peek through your interior doors, too? Hugo Mesa Studio has created many exterior doors (like these carved bear doors) with intricate carvings on both sides for a 3D effect that fully utilizes the multi-faceted aspects of a door. These hand-carved mahogany inserts, if strategically added to interior doors, can turn your rooms and halls into striking artworks and vistas.
Glass surrounds for interior entryways can also make a small space feel larger. WRW Studio created stained glass dividers and doors for an apartment in New York City that not only add decorative accents but also demarcate the living room while still allowing the light from the window to shine through the apartment.
Remove an interior door altogether and you will have quite a frame for a custom project. Chrysalis Woodworks turned this doorway into a detail rich, cherry screen room divider. The African, aquatic, and flower motifs were selected and carved per the customer’s preferences. Take a closer look at the exquisite lotus flower carvings and the built-in side table. As the artisan Sabiha Mujtaba notes, “The sense of the space was to create a cozy area in the sun room on one side but also to keep an open, light view into both rooms.”