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 [...]
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 The thrifting and salvaging movement of the last few years is geared to reclaiming your grandma’s and Aunt Tilly’s out-of-date furniture and transforming it into modern, usable and great-looking pieces.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 [...]
Stylized or plain, this shape is familiar on tiles and fabrics. Bookcases and display shelves based on the honeycomb shape have a dramatic, modern impact. Designer Younes Duret’s elaborate but modular Minizelli shelves, inspired by traditional Moroccan tiles designs [top], occupy the high end of the embellished book shelf spectrum. Grouped together, these large octagonal [...]
Make a visual impact while creating seclusion. Providing a bit of privacy in the bathroom is a challenge for those that dislike enclosed toilet rooms. Half walls, sometimes referred to as pony walls, offer a bit of privacy, but are not always the answer. The Victorian era inspired folding screen demonstrates a bit of imagination [...]
Built-in pattern has a two-for one value on the floor. One aspect of modern home spaces is the simplification of surfaces. On floors, that can mean embellishment without traditional layers — which is why we’re seeing an increased number of floors with integral patterns instead of plain floors with rugs on them. Hard surfaces such [...]
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