In an effort to create sustainable environments, reclaimed wood is being used in a variety of inventive ways. At the moment, I am loving the use of reclaimed wood as wall panels. On a trip to the Stone Source showroom, I discovered the addition of reclaimed wood to their inventory. Stone Source teamed up with a family owned mill to create custom wood textures. And they are stunning! The pictures below don’t do them justice. I just can’t wait to use them in a project, especially the New England Hemlock Bearwood (see close up below).
Since Stone Source only sells to the trade, you will need to work with a designer in order to purchase their products. Another source for reclaimed wood is Elmwood Reclaimed Timber. They have an amazing selection. The following image illustrates their Elk Ridge Rustic paneling. I love this idea of creating a modern cabin feel within the home. For more Elmwood products, check out their website.
I just can’t seem to stop myself from popping in to antiques stores lately. Sometimes shopping for clients or myself or just getting inspired. Last weekend, I made a lightning fast trip to New York but still managed to drop in to Olde Good Things in Chelsea. They were pricey but had some great things. The above chair is a Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair in beige leather.
[Walnut Table] I drooled over this table and matching bench in black walnut with steel legs. Similar to the dining tables from Hudson Furniture.
[Danish Modern] Set of 6 Cool Danish Modern chairs. The back on these chairs is really interesting.
[Eames Era Fiberglass Chairs] The blue fiberglass shell side chairs would add a nice pop of color in an informal dining area with a Saarinen table. And the arm chair on casters would be great at a home office…I would replace the cushion though.
[Reclaimed Urban] Urban farm table with industrial machine legs. This table would make a great desk and I love the pairing of industrial legs with a reclaimed wood top. I was digging the chairs as well.
[Polished Chrome Pendant] This pendant would work nicely over the Saarinen table and fiberglass chairs described earlier.
[More Industrial] Architectural Grill – I am thinking cool wall decor. And vintage file cabinets for the office. Why not new? The patina and maybe I can make people think that I have been in business for ages.
[Leather Pillows] You will be seeing more of these in contemporary and modern settings. I especially like the idea of pairing large woven leather pillows on an Italian style sectional.