Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Copper Bar

Setting the tone and getting bold with the finish material.  This is classy.  A copper clad bar in London.  Individual sheets laid in a fish scale pattern on top of a laser cut skeleton. Designed and handcrafted by Christopher Jenner for Ketel One.  This post also runs over at Fred Flare.  Check it here.

via Contemporist

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hand Hewn Sconce

Hand hewn wall sconces.  Just sweet.  Check them as they blend in and just oh so slightly wash the barn wood wall with a little light.  Overall a killer blend of materials in this Soho loft.  A staple in most lofts is, of course, the exposed brick.  You can see the rugged texture they've introduced around the doors and windows as the brick styles are tied together.  Also, the custom ornamental railing showcases an industrial vibe and really highlights the stairwell.

via 1stdibs

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Central Fireplace

This is how you add a fireplace to the main living quarters of a penthouse.  The fireplace (or fire pit) immediately becomes an art piece or design element that anchors this very well balanced layout.

As you can see, to make the layout work, they had to design the flu line around the central structural roof member.  It's a very cool look and unique way to exhaust the flames.

via homedsgn

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Plywood Art

Go big! This is so freakish I just couldn't pass it up. I call it Plywood Art. Check it. It's the work of artist Henrique Oliveira. His inspiration came from construction sites in and around his home in Sao Paulo. Described as chaotic and abstract he uses deteriorated sheets of plywood to create these organic images. You can also check this post out over at Fred Flare.

via Yatzer

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kitchen Styles

A modern touch mixed in with the rustic feel in this kitchen. This is from a renovated barn in England. The concept was to keep a few original characteristics while introducing some contemporary flair. Little details like the veneer of the cabinetry. The smooth, glossy finish and each unit boasting a different species of inlayed wood. The base cabinets going concave while the uppers roll the opposite and are convex.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blue Cubby

A designer gets creative with the owners love of art. A series of deep cubbies (or niches) clad in a crazy royal blue serve as the backdrop for the individual pieces. Love the way they stand out. All amped-up against the bright white and flow of natural light.

They even took the cubby idea a little further and incorporated it in the kitchen with the cooktop and sink.

Complete the overall vibe with the blue entry door too. A little balance. A little bang. You can also check this over at Fred Flare.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Tower

The book tower. Great balance and texture giving the room that distinct look. Straight on it appears to be a structural member but from the side you can see how the custom made tower stands alone. A cool conversation piece as well as sweet design element.

via Yatzer

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Victorian Detail

So here's a classic Victorian Townhouse where they embraced and highlighted the detail and warm tones of the badass woodworking by adding some loud colors and vintage pieces. You just can't paint over molding detail like this. The richness and quality in the craftsmanship is just too tough to replicate.

The place just pops. There are times when the stain work can overpower but not in this case. The design team did a great job balancing all of the color tones from the wood to the vintage art pieces.

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