Category: furniture

Vintage Studio Interior

By , February 12, 2014 3:17 pm

Welcome back to the Sellwood Studio Tour- the last post was about building an ADU- now lets go inside -

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BEFORE Garage

 

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AFTER Sellwood Studio

How to design in a smaller space- the essential functions, sleeping, bathing eating and hangin out all all going to happen in 380 sq ft. First goal- jettison the stuff you really do not need. Use furniture that is light weight and moveable and does double duty.

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I wanted to blend my love of vintage (confession – I own 3 vintage refrigerators and 3 vintage Schwinn Bikes) with clean modern lines. Using old barn wood for the shelfs in the kitchen, subway tile is floor to ceiling, plumbing pipes to hold up the butcher block countertop. No need for a range when you can use induction plates just like  restaurants do – instant heat and they are safe, not hot to the touch turning off instantly. A microwave fits into the island, providing more prep area, or spreading out to read the paper. No disposal since there is a worm bin out in the garden. The green auto cabinet from Stars Antiques works as a panty, across from the Ikea PAX closet system.

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The entry has a coat wall rack and bench to sit and store shoes. There is also a place to hang your bike at the front door from the exposed rafters. The large open shower has storage at one end for towels- always go vertical and find storage overhead. Open shelving provides easy access to all those small toiletries items. A stackable washer/dryer is tucked away.

For lighting I like the vintage cage look and white porcelain for the bathroom that I found at                              School House Electric & Supply Co that also has an amazing of vintage furniture.

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Bathroom surface mount comes in exciting colors

 

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Kitchen & Entry Cage comes in a variety of finishes

Rejuvenation Lighting and House Parts  has wonderful exterior lights and is another store for vintage finds.

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Classic & lots of colors available

For more fixtures reminiscent of the industrial age be sure to check out Obsolete.

The ladder to the cozy sleeping loft was build by Ryan who specializes in working with Reclaimed wood, he found the large brackets and handles at Hippo Hardware.

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Here are other places to look for  custom ladder ideas more ideas here.

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When the project was finished anything worth recycling went to the Rebuilding Center- but this also a good place to start! Of course the Habitat for Humanity – Restore  needs left over building materials to help build homes for those in need.

What project are you planning for this Spring? Where do you start? Let’s talk ADU’s.

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Bring your Antiques!

By , May 13, 2011 2:45 pm

Just because you are downsizing doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your favorite antique pieces! With a little creative thinking and good space planning those beloved hutches, chests, secretaries and bookcases can come along with you. They often provide ample storage, which is key in a downsized home and they almost certainly hold memories and special meaning – so bring them along! Let’s peek into the home one of my own “downsizers” and see how she incorporates her much loved, large scale pieces into her 1,800 sq. ft. abode.

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Oozing with European style and opulence, this client plays with scale and challenges her space by not being shy about large pieces. Balancing light and dark prevents the room from feeling heavy. High ceilings and ample natural light makes the space appear larger.

tray Bring your Antiques!An antique silver tray adds sparkle to this tufted leather ottoman…

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By creating stylish vignettes, she tells a story and creates layers of personal interest with her collections.

hutch Bring your Antiques!This majestic hutch is right at home in this open floor plan.

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And who would have guessed that this painted bookshelf would fit perfectly into this hallway! A great place to grab a good book and smile at family photos on the way to bed.

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An eclectic sitting room is full of antique finds. The different styles blend effortlessly, resulting in a room full of character and warmth.

So, don’t get rid of all your favorite pieces, thinking you must go buy a complete set of small-scale furniture for your new downsized home. Mix it up, keep what you love, get rid of what doesn’t work, play with scale and create balance within your new rightsized lifestyle.

Need help? I’m here for you!

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Wacky Weather, wacky furniture

By , April 8, 2011 2:25 pm

Up here in the Northwest, Spring can’t seem to figure out if it’s coming or going. One minute, the sun is out and it’s in the 60′s, the next it’s hailing like crazy and in the 30′s! It’s a wacky time of year so when I saw these ridiculous pieces of wacky furniture, I couldn’t help but share them with you. Hope these give you a giggle!

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“BAD TABLE!” lol.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Images via here.

 

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