Let’s Go Green, will you? Let’s talk about reclaimed and recycled wood furniture for a change.
For all you know, reclaimed and recycled wood furniture will stay in this world forever whether it is in the home or in the office and the best furniture are furniture made of wood. Nothing beats wood furniture, ever! And for me, as a furniture manufacturer, nothing can replace a wood dining table set that sits proudly in the center of your dining room or that study table at the corner of your study room made of reclaimed/recycled wood! Believe me!
The beauty of wood furniture can’t only be found from all those trees standing in the forest in front of you, but it is right there all around you. That’s right! That’s old wood reclaimed from sidings and timbers from old building and warehouses! That’s old wood recycled from old ships and old bridges! Sounds crazy? Definitely not! You’re saving the earth and at the same time you will have furniture that will lasts a lifetime!
Old wood reclaimed and recycled wood furniture has inherent and unique beauty that you will only found in reclaimed and recycled wood furniture. The unique characteristics of these woods are imbedded unintentionally by constant used, wear and tear, and weather changes. If these characteristics are left in its natural and weathered state, an unmatched beauty will be preserved making your furniture inherit the history from where it is used to be before it was to become the valued piece of furniture in your home. The beauty of the weathered wood furniture will give your home a unique appearance that can’t be duplicated or replicated in mass producing furniture process. It only needs slight sanding wood staining and color finishing. Any experienced craftsmen would examine the reclaimed and recycled wood furniture meticulously to look for any imperfections such as cuts and nuts of the wood and position it perfectly in places where it is suitable, in such a way that it should not compromise the designs and style thus, preserving the natural and weathered beauty of the wood of which by itself is already a designed. It is customized for you!
The reclaimed/recycled wood furniture would easily fit and matched any home interior designs in contrast to other furniture where you have to consider the over-all or the general architectural theme of your homes, offices or apartments. Moreover, in all cases, you will also have to look into other furniture style in other room’s furniture unlike reclaimed/recycled wood furniture where it can stand alone! It carries with it the feeling of rich history and top notch craftsmanship.
Any reclaimed and recycled wood furniture would surely become the major attention-getter in your home in whatever room you intend a particular furniture design would be. This type of wood furniture will in all probability will last for generations, its unique history will forever be un-visibly etched in it.
reclaimed and recycled wood furniture might be a little expensive compared to ordinary regular wood products, but with all its history behind in it, the craftsmanship’s able hands in making it, is more than enough to compensate its value. Besides this kind of cheap reclaimed and recycled wood furniture is not seasonal, wherein you have to change furniture as time goes by, this type of furniture is built for generations.
Solid wood furniture has been here since time immemorial. It endured so much changes and challenges since it came to be. But even with such predicaments it is still the furniture that we cherish down to many generations. Even with today's influx of seasonal furniture that is flooding the market such as wrought iron/metal, plastics and glass, solid wood furniture refuses to die. It even retains its preferences in wooden furniture segment of the consuming markets.
But what it is about this furniture that almost all age level of both sexes who precisely understood the beauty of furniture preferred furniture made of solid wood? It is precisely because of the unique, natural beauty of this type of furniture that is unprecedented in all of its product styles and designs. Furniture made of solid wood or any wood furniture for that matter can be made, styled and designed to fit any modern contemporary, traditional, classic and transitional home designs. Meaning this kind of furniture can be easily designed and made from all kinds of species of hardwoods or softwoods. Most notable hardwoods are mahogany which is widely use due to its availability and cost competitiveness compared to say walnut, maple, cherry and oak. Softwoods are less expensive and can be easily crafted. All furniture made of solid wood can be crafted with accompanying carved designs which by the way all solid wood furniture, hardwoods or softwoods were known to.
As you may have noticed also, solid wood furniture is slowly making a statement that these furniture are not only made for indoor use. It is now becoming more visible in outdoor setting because of its designed adaptability and flexibility unlike all other synthetic materials base furniture where you have to make specific styling and designing according to the setting style of the place where you plan to put your furniture. Whereas, solid wood furniture needs little styling and coordinating pieces because most solid wood furniture are stand-alone furniture, aside from the mix and match pieces of wood furniture trends of today.
Now you can simply choose a dining table which can be paired with chairs of different styles, colors and designs. Now you can see modern homes with a worn-out, log style chair and a desk in a corner as accent piece, a wood entertainment center surrounded with modern contemporary styled sofas, chairs and occasional tables or a complete set of real wood bedroom furniture. To summarize it all, you have now more options compared to furniture made of seasonal synthetic materials. Besides these furniture made of synthetic materials may not be the trend anymore in 3-5 years in contrast to solid wood furniture which can be handed down as heirloom pieces for generations to come.
Furthermore, this kind of furniture provides soothing and warm atmosphere in your home that cannot be copied and/or even repeated by any other furniture made of seasonal materials. Seasonal materials may come and go, but this kind/type of furniture will stay forever due to its durability, less maintenance cost, flexibility, versatility and ambiance that it may create to a room. As solid wood furniture aged overtime, it became more valuable. The more wear and tear it acquired through constant use, the more it relishes its beauty.
Lastly, solid wood furniture can be recycled, reused, reworked, re-finished/re-colored and redesigned to suit anybody's taste but the indelible mark of its history will stay forever. That's why solid wood furniture is the furniture of the royal families.
Originally published at Elle Decor |
With temperatures dropping, all we want to do is hide under the covers with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. These cabin-inspired interiors from the designers at Dering Hall are precisely the inspiration we need to prep for the winter months ahead.
Originally published at Elle Decor |
It is not always that we can experience the best things in life much more when everything is in reach during the holiday season. Yes, a hot cocoa in a soothing ambiance from a soft palette of colors in our home is one. But more than that, these 50 fireplace designs that keeps you warm through the holidays and beyond keep your thought a working.
Located in the heart of Kiev, this modern apartment by YØ DEZEEN uses a strong contemporary interior design theme accented with classical ornamentation. This sense of contrast heightens the effect of both influences and helps to underscore the attractive greyscale contrast used throughout. Artwork, vivid accent colors, and intricate details bring this otherwise streamlined interior to life. It's a luxurious home designed with a young family in mind, easy to adapt to changing tastes and space requirements – the designers knew more than just what it needed, but also considered what it may need to become.
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Our home environments are the only places of reprieve from the chaotic outer world, and I believe they should be treated accordingly when it comes to design.” – Kirstin S. Havnaer, Founder, Hearthstone Interior Design LLC
Kirstin Havnaer, a Pacific Northwest native who was raised in a family of homebuilders, architects, and artists, founded Hearthstone Interior Design LLC in 2002. Kirstin’s upbringing naturally engrained in her an undeniable sense of the power of aesthetics and functionality in the home. Despite this intrinsic understanding, Kirstin took what some may call an untraditional path to becoming an interior designer. As fate would have it, this path has led Kirstin, and Hearthstone Interior Design LLC, to become an even more exceptional and unique company.
Perpetually curious about human nature, Kirstin pursued an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and then worked her way through a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After working in the corporate world (without much creative inspiration), Kirstin decided to get back to her roots and delve more into her artistic side. She once again immersed herself in education, by earning her AKBD certification (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer) through the National Kitchen & Bath Association – the country’s lead organization in kitchen and bath design and design education. She also graduated from the Western School of Feng Shui, Heritage School of Interior Design, and completed studies with the IACC (International Association of Color Consulting) – who are the worlds’ expert organization on how color, neuropsychology, and physiology collectively affect human behavior. By then, the embers of a new vocation had been stoked, and Kirstin found her true calling...
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, December 30, 2015 |
DANBURY, Conn. - For the 10th consecutive year, Ethan Allen will serve as the primary source of furniture and décor for the HGTV Dream Home, set to be revealed on a network special on New Year’s Day.
The 20th annual HGTV Dream Home, a 3,100-square-foot Caribbean-inspired getaway with spectacular water views, is located in Merritt Island, Fla. This is the first time that HGTV has opted to remodel an existing home, instead of building a new one. The home will be awarded to the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 Giveaway.
The remodeling transformation was the creative work of HGTV Dream Home designer Brian Patrick Flynn, who shopped the Ethan Allen Design Center in Manhattan to select the furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and accessories that would make his vision for a sophisticated Floridian escape a reality.
Flynn chose a cool palette of blue-grays and ivory with some punches of terracotta. He filled the breezy home with an array of Ethan Allen styles, all suitable for its coastal chic vibe.
“The most enjoyable thing for me was having the ability to shop at one place to furnish the entire home,” said Flynn. “With Ethan Allen, it was all done in New York City over just two days. That really made the entire process enjoyable and easy.”
“We’re honored to be furnishing the HGTV Dream Home for the 10th year in a row,” said Ethan Allen chairman, president and CEO Farooq Kathwari. “This is a wonderful partnership for us, and the home is a beautifully designed showcase for our furniture, accessories and art.”
For a virtual tour of the home, visit here.
Mairi Beautyman | November 16, 2015 |
Originally published at Interior Designs |
The sun shines through barely-there wire furnishings—and that's the beauty of this simple form. Embracing without obscuring, minimalistic yet incredibly strong and durable, wire is a designer's dream. So why not push the boundaries?
The designers of the six innovative wire form furnishings here have done just that, with show-stopping products including a lighting family customizable to be both two- and three-dimensional, a chair with a throne-like base, a room divider based on the idea of a soothing forest refuge, a pendant recalling a suspended butterfly chrysalis, and more.
1. Wireflow pendant light by Vibia
Black-lacquered electrical wire forms the floating abstract geometry of the Wireflow family by Arik Levy. Customizable in both size and shape, the pendant light can be both a two- and a three-dimensional chandelier, illuminating from pressed glass LED terminals.
2. Tonella chair by Sancal
Hailed as a mini-armchair, Tonella by Note Design Studio is just 24 inches wide and 28 inches tall. Gilded pillars of bronze- or pearlized white-lacquered steel tubing—a nod to wine barrels common in southern Spain—sweep down to form the chair's thronelike base, while the back and arms of the Marie Antoinette-style seat are flexible molded polyurethane foam.
3. Woodland room divider by Seletti
Exploring the concept of a forest as a refuge, metal screen Woodland by Alessandra Baldereschi creates a private alcove. Recalling trees, the 100-inch-high by 70-inch-wide panels can be positioned to overlap, in various colors.
4. Tull lamp by Incipitlab
A striking birdcagelike form defines Tommaso Caldera's Tull lamp, launched in 2014 with cheery bold color options of its steel frame including orange/beige, turquoise/orange, anthracite/turquoise. This year, Tull grows up, with two more subdued metal finishes—copper/white and nickel/black. It's offered in pendant and floor/table versions.
5. Spokes by Foscarini
Ancient oriental lanterns, the spokes of a bicycle wheel, and the rays of the sun influenced the form of the Spokes pendant lamp by Garcia Cumini. The steel and aluminum frame comes in two sizes, in white or yellow varnish. A tiny recess conceals the LED bulb.
6. Suspension Papillon by Forestier
Three tiers of lacquered steel mesh drop down to weld the Suspension Papillon pendant light by Elise Fouin. Recalling a suspended butterfly chrysalis in the act of unfolding, it's available in black, blue-grey, white, and lime green/blue-grey/white.