Friday, January 7, 2011

A Designers Work is Never Done...

We've lived in our house for about a year and a half and it seems like a designer's work is never done, especially when it comes to my own house.  I started by mixing my funky, modern, girl stuff, with Brendan's rustic, traditional, boy stuff which I think has given us a comfortable and fun style.  As I've navigated our style and room furnishings, I keep a plan for the future in mind because we can't complete everything at once!

The newest addition to the funky/rustic 1930's house is a FANTASTIC console that I designed and had built by a great craftsman in Dallas - Joseph Shortell.  Here are some pictures for your enjoyment... if you are anything like me you can stare at its sleek!

Since we needed something that could fit our unique mix of tastes, I chose to use solid walnut for the body and a bookmatch walnut for the doors.  The pronounced grain of the wood, coupled with the sleek lines make it something that works for both of us...which you might imagine is a tall order!

I ordered the hand antiqued hardware from House of Antique Furniture.  Brass is timeless, especially in a rubbed finish (not the scary shiny finish circa 1992! eek)


We made the doors so that they will fold completely back to make it easy to access the full length of the shelf without having to contort into an acrobat to make it fit.  We also finished out the interior with maple wood since it is much less expensive than the walnut!  The whole piece has a wax finish to let the natural tone of the wood come through.

Next on the agenda...accessorizing!

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