Monday, October 19, 2009

Rich + Retro-fitted

I love the light and warmth in this dining room. Light pours in through the large glass doors, igniting a glow from the bright woven rug and rich, honey coloured wood. The table base is actually made from a recycled pommel horse from the 1930s, the chandelier was crafted from recycled chrysanthemum guide wire. I love retro-fitted furniture, especially with results as beautiful as this table - improving upon something old, to make something new and beautiful. Now that's greener living at it's finest!


The rich heavy wood is a beautiful contrast to simple, recycled bottles and a delicate blossom.


{Photos from the home of Joost from Aus. Vogue Living Vol. 43, Photographer Earl Carter, scanned, edited by ALifeMoreFabulous}

7 comments:

Cathi said...

love the glass bottles...!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

These pictures literally made me gasp with pleasure. Thank you:-)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I think that chandelier is my new favorite light fixture! I'm stashing it away for future reference!

A Life More Fabulous said...

-I agree Cathi so simple...

-So glad you liked them Maryam :) I bet you have access to some really spectacular rugs where you are!

-Right Bank - isn't it fabulous? I bet it looks really striking illuminated as well

Sarah Klassen said...

That light fixture is so unique and chic! I really like the scale and its ability to be the focal point, yet not overbearing. I, too, will stash that pic away...

:)

Down and Out Chic said...

it is quite beautiful, all that light and the rug is gorgeous too.

Retro Gal said...

The overall impact is fantastic, very retro, and the use of light in taking the photographs is ace :-)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...