March 26, 2011

Adding Architecture with Fretwork

All design elements look better when placed in an architecturally interesting space. If you've ever noticed catalogs such as Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, the rooms that showcase their items are fantastic. There are big old beams,  high ceilings, wall moulding, archways, beautiful windows. But many of us live in houses that lack those things. I came across this idea from an old Oprah show, when Nate Berkus was just a pup (okay, well it was just over a year ago, but before he was a household name). He did this Moroccan kitchen, and I took note of the Moroccan style fretwork he incorporated into the door.

Fretwork Panels in Nate Berkus Kitchen
 I found this company that does amazing work. I'm guessing they did the door for Nate Berkus. Here's some stunning examples of how to bring some interesting architectural elements into your home.

Fretwork Window Screens

Sliding Lattice Fretwork Doors

Red Lattice Fretwork French Doors

Lattice Fretwork Window Screen
Of course I'm partial to the Moroccan style patterns, but with almost 100 different patterns, there's something for everyone!

Moorish Pattern LatticeMoorish Pattern Lattice


  1. AnonymousMay 17, 2011

    Wow! These are beautiful! I LOVE it.

  2. AnonymousJuly 29, 2011

    What are the companies that you found all of the fretwork items? So hard to locate. I love as much as you!

  3. AnonymousJuly 29, 2011

    Found them. Thank you!

  4. Glad you found it-- the "photo" links to the company. But I really should post it OUTLOUD so everyone can see because they are SO fabulous, right!?


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