Black Doors and Windows

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."  Walt Disney

Well if that quote doesn't speak about my current state, I don't know what would.  I started this journey of blogging out on a limb, not knowing if anyone would read it.  But crazy enough, there are a few of you out there!!  So I'm going to keep opening that door and see what happens, as I too am curious as to what the future holds here at The Berkshire House.   

But back to design.  I have noticed quite a spike of homes with black doors and windows lately.  Black is such a classic color, but it seems that most homeowners just stick to the traditional, tried and true, of white windows and doors.  My assumption would be that they think they can't pull it off or they are scared.  However, in the right setting, it can be a breath of fresh air for your home.   

CURB APPEAL

It's the first thing your friends and family, and potentially prospective buyers have once they arrive at your home.  So why not make an impact with something a little unexpected.

 This home has such a cohesive feel with the tones of the roof, siding, windows and trim

This home has such a cohesive feel with the tones of the roof, siding, windows and trim

 via  Elle  

via Elle 

 simple elegance via  ryan street & associates

simple elegance via ryan street & associates

As much as I love an open concept home, I do miss the days of "rooms".  I do understand the ease of an open concept house, but I miss the days of a separate formal dining and living room.  It seems that with technology only getting better, so much of our lives are spent around a television.  Can we not just sit, as grown ups, and have a conversation without a TV in the room? 

LIVING ROOMS AND DINING ROOMS AND KITCHENS, OH MY!

 I love how much light is brought into this kitchen by having a wall of windows

I love how much light is brought into this kitchen by having a wall of windows

 Remember Nate and Jeremiah's  kitchen ?  

Remember Nate and Jeremiah's kitchen?  

What I also love about this trend is that it's a creative way to have an open concept space, while also defining each particular space in a unique way.  Although the walls are glass, it still in a way, gives a sense of privacy to each room.

 via  themenos
 I think these homeowners must have children and realized that an entire door of clear glass might be a a bad idea.  It's a hell of a lot harder for  kids to put handprints on rippled glass! 1 point parents

I think these homeowners must have children and realized that an entire door of clear glass might be a a bad idea.  It's a hell of a lot harder for  kids to put handprints on rippled glass! 1 point parents

BATHROOMS

An alternative to the frameless showers so popular today.  

INSIDE / OUTSIDE LIVING

I hope this has helped inspire you if you're about to take on a similar project at your home.

Thanks for reading!!

Tucker