Special thanks to Lori Dennis, blogger and interior designer for letting us know about the release of her book, GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN.
The book features over 100 color photos of projects and furnishings and aims to be a great resource for creating sophisticated eco-friendly interiors. The user friendly manual geared toward homeowners, interior designers, architects, and contractors, includes design tips as well as extensive resources and vendors. GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN .
GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN includes every aspect of residential interior design—furniture and accessories, window treatments, fabrics, surface materials, appliances, plumbing fixtures, plants, gardens, maintenance and more—discussed from a green perspective in terms of reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and protecting the occupant’s health.
Already digging the sneak preview on Amazon. The section Antique, Vintage, and Used Sources caught my eye. Reusing and repurposing vintage furniture and even salvage architectural materials is a great way to recycle and reduce waste…not to mention save money. I am sucker for a mid-century modern or industrial finds but often people don’t consider that new is not always better. Check out sites like Ebay, 1stDibs, and Craigslist to find vintage pieces.
Click here to purchase your copy. At$24.95, the book is a great gift for the environmentally conscious designer on your list.
The U Street Corridor area is quickly becoming one of my favorite sources for furnishings. The Hunted House is located on U Street near some of my favorites including, Room & Board, RCKDNY. Located on the second floor of a row house on 14th street, the shop feels more like a home than vintage furniture shop. A hand-selected mix of eclectic and mid-century furnishings are displayed in vignettes, showroom style.
Pair of Ceramic Lamps – already envisioning these with a great modern drum shade
Danish Modern 2-Seater with Teak Frame
Danish Modern Desk
Glass Top Cocktail Table hmmm…I saw the matching end table in Rehoboth
Walnut Side Table
Check out the Hunted House site by clicking here.
Well Built, a new DC furniture shop focused on sustainable, modern furniture. Loving their dedication to helping people realize that great design can be responsible to the environment. Check out some from of my favorites.
Double Octopus Pendant Also available in White
Deer Collection Side Chair
Sonic Classic Wood Clock
Many of the furnishings at Well Built are available in a variety of finishes. Check out their website by clicking here.
IMAGES from Well Built
While in Rehoboth on a mini vacation, I discovered a gem of an antiques shop. I was in the store shopping for about an hour. I knew I had something was up when the owner ended up putting me to work. I helped him move some chairs. Ultimately, it was time well spent as I found some great things. The above was my favorite – this African serving tray. While I didn’t buy one this time, I just love it! Check out the following other great finds:
FOR THE BAR…
Incorporate vintage pitchers, shakers, decanters to add sophistication for the bar. Had to buy this great wood/chrome ice bucket with matching tongs.
Mid-Century Chrome Side Table
Hat Box and Shoe Form
Hat boxes take me back…my grandfather had the best hats and the boxes were always really amazing. I couldn’t resist the shoe form which makes a great paper weight.
Creepy Old Portrait
Not sure why but I was drawn to this piece.
Vases, bowls, oh my!
I always love to check out vintage accessories – if you choose carefully – you can enhance the decor of your place. I had to have the small black glass vase and the large grey ceramic vase. Both are the sort you might find at West Elm or Crate and Barrel, at a fraction of the price.
Mid-Century Magazine Rack
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF WORK
This marble slab lamp only needed a new shade. And the oval back chair, reupholstered would make a great desk chair. The set of four splat back chairs were so charming and would be stunning with an upholstery update as well.
I absolutely had to have the Speedaway sled. Despite growing up in New Orleans where there are no hills and it rarely snows. And I like the irony. The vintage (working) projector was also tempting but the sled blew it out of the water.
MORE BARGAINS AND MORE ADVICE
When you are prepared to buy several things, you have leverage…so, try to get the price down! Also be on the lookout for backrooms where items are discounted. The vintage frames above were $2 a pop. It just so happened that they were running a sale on vintage books, $5 all you can fit in a shopping bag. I filled 3 bags…thanks mom for teaching me how to pack…I got a lot of bang for my $15.
I stumbled upon these tables from Brandner Design and was immediately blown away. The company creates furniture incorporating structural elements including trusses, beams, and reclaimed materials. I especially love their tables which elegantly blend the industrial with contemporary style. Brandner also accepts custom orders. So, I would love to adapt the above “Great Northern” Console table for a desk in my office. I am thinking walnut slab top with same base. The following are some of my other favorites.
“Great Northern” Console table
Truss Desk with Oak top
Renaissance Console Table with Concrete top
Mini Truss Coffee Table with Red Oak with Steel Inlays
I-Beam Table Desk with polished Concrete top
Turnbuckle Rail Car Dining or Conference Table Base (adjustable height) – Just awesome!
Images from Brandner Design
Interior HomeScapes is an online retail store offering unique home furnishings from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers. Perusing their site, I am inspired by the unique and eclectic mix of furnishings, lighting, and accessories. Some of my favorites follow. The Big Sur Media Cabinet is pictured above.
Special thanks to Chris at Interior HomeScapes for bringing the store to my attention andfor the great discount for DESIGN FOR MEN followers. Enter the coupon code “designformen” for an additional 10% discount at checkout. And hurry because there is already a sale going on.
Wooden Bench With Steel Les, Costello Stool
Monahon Adjustable Tripod Brass Lamp, Elle Embossed Crocodile Leather Wood Cabinet
Small 6 Light Omega Chandelier, Hinkley Barstool
Images from Interior HomeScapes
I had to post this great bachelor pad from Apartment Therapy. Two roommates create a simple and modern space on a budget in Manhattan. The pair restored vintage pieces, mid century classics and mixed them with just some IKEA finds. I really love their ingeniuty with the artwork they created for the space. And I was validated that they have the same television that I do . Check out the full article by clicking here.
Images from Apartment Therapy
I have realized lately that I am absolutely obsessed with white spaces. I happened on an image of the Anemi Hotel designed by Stavros Papayiannis in Folegandos, Greece, while searching for inspiration images for an article on Curbly. Simply stunning and timeless. I love the juxtaposition of white as canvas spatially and the accents of large scale contextual artwork and colorful accents. The use of epoxy flooring seamlessly connects the floor to the walls and celings. Check out my article by clicking here where I explore 5 great flooring solutions.
I love the transition from white walls to charcoal gray in the restaurant/lounge. While the floor remains white fluidly tying in the different areas.
Greece, here I come!
Images from Yatzer