Thursday, July 26, 2012

Handcrafted Art

A few super cool pieces from a badass craftsman named Sean Woolsey.  Self-taught and dedicated to putting out one of a kind pieces that stand the test of time.  Solid design and quality from woodworking to lighting to paintings.  A clear passion for what he's doing.
A little detail that can go a long way.  A basic, round reclaimed wood base with a few Reproduction Edison-Style light bulbs.  Instant character.
via Cool Hunting and Sean Woolsey

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Home Library

Like books?  Love books?  Whether you call it the home library, home office or study, it's a room that can take on it's own character.  Freshome recently ran a post showcasing 37 different kickass styles.  You can check it here.  These are a few of my favorites.  A very cool look above mixing the color wheel pattern and sizing of the books with the warmer wood tones.
A straightforward approach above works well with the volume of the space and the fresh floating desk space.
More volume.  This time taking on the rotunda style.

via freshome

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reducing and Reusing the Farmhouse

This complete little project all about totally maximizing a space you love, making it your own and the unique reuse of existing materials and structure.  It's the home of designer Jessica Helgerson.  She's taken and old 540 square foot, 1940's home (on 5 acres of farmland) and remodeled the existing footprint to accommodate the family needs.  No addition.  It was all about finding ways to make it work.  Materials are all local, coming from various salvage sites and the surrounding acreage.

The main living area combines the kitchen, dining and great room.  All of the interior walls are faced with reclaimed wood siding.  The contrast of the raw versus the painted wood on the kitchen wall is just perfect.  She's even wrapped the range hood in the raw wood.  Genius little detail.

The tub was salvaged from another site and custom fit with some carved wood blocks.  The kid's bunk room has a flat ceiling with the master loft above.  At the end of the beds is a pull-out closet.

You can check more photos and details here.

via Remodelista and Jessica Helgerson

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Spare Room

What to do with that spare room, space in the basement or nasty old garage?  Get creative with some wood, a little hard pipe lighting and some fresh vintage design pieces.  The randomly placed pieces of 1x12 notty pine not only add a design element to the space, but they can also provide shelving and storage.  The wood definitely warms the space along with the colors of some of the sweet artifacts.  You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

via freshome
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