Design + Decor, Design Trends

Framed in Black

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The “industrial” look continues to be a popular design style these days, and our love affair with black iron (or more likely, steel) industrial-inspired window frames and doors puts them at the top of many homeowners’ wish lists. So much more sophisticated, sexy and stylish than white vinyl, black steel doors recall the past in a most beautiful way.

Taking their cues from the greenhouses, factories and warehouses of the 19th and early 20th centuries, today’s black steel-framed windows and doors are durable, modern, versatile, sophisticated and chic. The perfect blend of old and new, vintage and modern, rustic and refined, these windows and doors are showstoppers in both contemporary and traditional interiors, blending a hint of nostalgia with an edgy vibe that is effortlessly cool.

Here are a few black steel beauties that caught my eye:


French doors in classic black steel are curb appeal perfect.

Although they’re considered “standard-sized,” there is nothing standard about these gorgeous front doors.

Bi-fold and stacked sliders offer unobstructed views of the outside and bring nature indoors. The black steel is a great complement to the natural stone and greenery.

A frosted and clear glass pivoting door is stunning and unexpected, while simple bi-fold doors are the ultimate sophistication.

No words.

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Black steel-framed interior doors! In love!

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I’m loving this modern take on the barn door, and this grand folding door is awesome.

Fold-away doors are perfect for a loft!

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Black steel-framed shower doors are a timeless and chic choice.

No matter the style, hinged, casement, curved or floor-to-ceiling, black steel frames make any window extra special.

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These steel doors are the perfect entries to an enchanting courtyard or secret garden.

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Steel and glass doors are perfect for creating divisions in a room without taking up visual space.

black steel room divider
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And finally, this unbelievable space enveloped in a gorgeous decorative grid of black steel is spectacular!

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Needless to say, what goes around comes around, and black steel-framed windows and doors are definitely making a comeback. Were they every really out of style, though? They may be “trending,” but we say they’re timeless. What say you? Let us know in the comments below. And if you’d like to take the leap and bring some of these steel black beauties into your home, give us a call at 314. 395.1114 or CLICK HERE to contact us. We’d love to help!

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