A very long time ago (2007, to be exact), like many an interiors-obsessed, daytime-television-watching girl, I fell in love, fast and furiously, with Nake Berkus‘ Manhatten apartment.
The slightly masculine, mainly neutral-hued home was featured on Oprah’s show and subsequently, in her O Magazine. At the time, it seemed like everyone was freaking out over the pre-war architecture, mid-Century furniture and seemingly un-styled (but you know, totally styled) vibe the apartment had. But the feature that turned the most heads was also the most easily replicable: every interior door was painted the same shade of high-gloss ink blue.
It’s six years later and many trends have come and gone since then, but my love for painted interior doors (preferably, in a strong colour or glossy finish or both) is still going strong. It’s a look that adds interest to a featureless space, and highlights a space with features to spare. I’d love paint all the doors in my Someday Home a glossy British racing green, but I’d settle for any of the following:
Do you remember seeing Nate Berkus’ Manhatten home all those years ago? How did you feel about the painted doors then? What about now? Please tell me I’m not the only hanger-on around here!0