How old parquet got a new life. Sliding barn-style doors need not be “found.” They can be fabricated from materials, either reclaimed or new. Consider the lustrous sliding panels in a London apartment [top] constructed from squares of basket-weave oak parquet flooring that was salvaged from a school. Warming up the interior visually was an [...]
A selection of original handcrafted items for the home. Earlier this week in Tubs of Color, Jane touched on the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) currently running in New York City. The show focuses on the latest and greatest from around the globe. Washington State based Grain is introducing their scooped tabletop Dish coffee and [...]
Wooden piano cases are remade into charming bookcases. As a little girl, I spent many hours tinkling the ivories on our baby grand, but later I picked up a flute and never looked back. When my parents built a new home, it was a hard decision for Mom to sell the piano – it had [...]
Collections create an impression when displayed en masse. It happens to all of us – we fall in love with something, and before long, the objects get scattered around the house. The last thing many of us want is a themed room, but gathering a collection creates a dramatic impact. Farm animal weather vanes, aged [...]
Reclaimed pieces are modernized by graphic fabrics. The thrifting and salvaging movement of the last few years is geared to reclaiming your grandma’s and Aunt Tilly’s out-of-date furniture and transforming it into modern, usable and great-looking pieces. Nowhere has this been more successful than with frame chairs. Even the dowdiest old chair can be refinished [...]
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