As we shelter in place during these challenging times, we may discover rooms in our home that need to be updated. This living room, which was awarded last week by Detroit Home Magazine, Use of Repurposed Furniture, had quality furniture pieces that just needed a refresh with cozy fabrics, modern finishes, and pops of color.
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The traditional living room with a boho modern twist comes alive with accents of cherry blossom red mixed with neutral tones of gray. Black adds drama to the architectural details of the fireplace and windows, as well as, updating the pine armoire (with hidden tv), and cocktail ottoman. Organic elements found in the accessories soften the traditional lines of the bergere chair. The antique rug anchors the warm and cozy space with luxurious fabrics. A great place to relax from the days events.
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Architectural Salvage Stakes a Claim
No need to hit the junkyard. Gorgeous salvage finds are now showing up in mainstream stores — and stylish interiors
There was a time when architectural salvage materials could be found for very little money, offering great savings along with a layer of uniqueness. Now that more architectural salvage yards are open to the public and more people appreciate the history and texture that architecturally salvaged materials bring to their homes, retailers are also offering salvage style at a premium. The appeal of salvaged materials is that they can be made to conform to any style, from traditional to modern. And there is still plenty of potential for savings and a special touch if you can think outside the box.
Past meets Present. The “new vintage” space borrows from the timeless designs of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, Danish Modern, and Jean-Michel Frank.A mixture of antiques, recycled, locally produced art and new pieces, along with expressions of history in Detroit, make this a sophisticated, warm and relaxing space.
The space was challenging due to the angled walls and the size (13x7x13x5) of the room. Inspiration began with the antique salvaged apartment doors that were installed as the room divider between the angled walls. The doors also, became an art piece with the room numbers, locks, and replaced round, glass tiles for the transom, adding to this focal point. The goal then was to incorporate antiques, and local art from Michigan to add those “green elements”.
The Venetian hand painted walls highlight the photography of Detroit’s abandoned Central Train Depot (architectural detail photo), and the abandoned Lee Plaza Hotel (with the damaged piano), still depict beauty thru the decay. A bronze figure sculpture, and an organic shell-like glass bowl were created by local artists, which welcome the feeling of “life” to the space. An Art Deco antique console table reflects the warmth of wood, while highlighting the crystal sparkle of the light fixtures and mirror. The finishing touches of an antique camera and microphone encourage the conversation of photography and music, but also evoke a sculptural artistic feel.