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Summer Review 2019: High-End Handiwork

Summer Review 2019: High-End Handiwork

Keith’s joy for the tactile world could cause trouble in an art museum, setting off every alarm at the exuberant reach of his awe-struck hand. The glories of furnishing homes with such exquisite detail and finery, however, is that you get to touch it! Finest artistry and craftsmanship are the benchmarks of the work we aim to produce for the interiors we create for our clients. From hand painted wallpaper, macrame, crocheted poufs and fine metallics, textures with depth and warmth freely invite the feel from your hand because it’s yours. In Summer 2019, the fashion populace pulled out all the stops to furnish the season’s attire with intricate trimmings and textiles in just this kind of spirit. Every brush stroke and hand hammered edge is uniquely bespoke, like being in a gallery of fine art but with all the comforts of home.

A Natural Edge – Fresh Pacific NW Design

Live edge pieces are a mainstay in Pacific Northwest design. These natural formations breathe into any space the harmony of life outdoors, our favorite place. Pairing natural shapes with sharp geometric angles blends what today’s consumer market demands: distinctly modern style with natural origins, sparking interest and dynamism.

Metallic Illusions

Metallic Illusions

Smooth, metallic textures were also taking their turn this summer. Instead of the usual chandeliers and ceiling lights, we see a refreshing take on pendants and sconces alight with playful illusions. The hand hammered, hand sculpted look of these metallics gives the effect of high-end craftsmanship, and the glow through handblown glass will inspire nothing short of awe. Tassels just push the glory of the work right over the threshold into museum quality artistry you get to have at home.

From dramatic light fixtures with understated furniture, to metallic fabrics and fibers showing up in wallpaper and art pieces, design schemes come to life with the raw yet soothing touch of nature.

Taking Shape

Taking Shape

Like the masters of modern art, we love designing outside the box. By embracing movement and geometry, we are opening your spaces to a flood of new ideas taking shape. When we introduce fluidity and irregularity, a room becomes refreshing, enlivening, and awake!

Texture Isn’t Just for Textiles

Texture Isn’t Just for Textiles

This season, we see an explosion of detail from floor to ceiling and everywhere in between. Handmade textiles will be at your favorite museum’s gala, but detailed fixtures are the guest of honor.
Uniquely shaped lighting, mirrors, and accent pieces mimic the organic shapes seen in woven designs, such as crochet and macrame. The complexity and fluidity of these shapes weaving together with high-end hand craftsmanship enhance that sense of awe you experience at your first sighting of a powerful work of art.

Art Beyond the Walls – Embracing Fine Interior Design

Art Beyond the Walls - Embracing Fine Interior Design

Fine art doesn’t have to be confined to your walls. Your entire home can be a work of art. The presence of fine details draw the eye around the room, alighting on furniture, luminaries, and artwork in one big symphony of sights! Incorporating hand-crafted fixtures and fine sculpture into the every day invites you to immerse yourself in beauty and art. And in a beautiful space, we find our souls deeply at rest, which is the soul mission of our work in your interiors.

Hand-forged Fantasies

Hand-forged Fantasies

Hand forged custom pieces adorn the hallways of our imaginations. Delicately hammered folds bring a softness and an elegance to each sculpted metal edge. Each facet reveals intrigue and charm. When we bring hand carved elements into a space, it reminds us of all that is natural. Pacific Northwest interior design is about bringing the outside in, and handcrafted art lighting does just that. We open our minds and our homes to the fresh air of this wave of truly fine art.

Bright with Color

Bright with Color

These vibrant colors make the room come alive. True statement pieces like a geometric rug, flowering wallpaper, or velvet upholstery add an infectious, uplifting energy to any space. Through powerful design and bespoke details, a room turns positively vibrant.

Creating Depth

Creating Depth

Bringing unique and refined patterns into an interior gives it an elegant flair. These rooms glow with hand painted wallpaper and high-gloss paneling. Each layer adds depth, creating a one-of-a-kind sensation. We design to infuse personality and feeling into each space. Your personality and your feeling are paramount to your soul finding deep rest in the beauty we create for you. When we engage with you, we listen and watch for what piques brightness in your eyes, and harness every solution to that end.

Playful Patterns

Playful Patterns

Playful palms, florals, and fruits walked down the runway and right through our front door. Hand painted botanical prints light up with colorful hues. This trend can be integrated as an accent with upholstery, or made a feature with embellished wallpaper. However we style them together, patterns are guaranteed to add personality. With so many possibilities, we see to it that we consolidate the choices that suit yours.

Playfully Gaudy

Playfully GaudyOur summer musings blew past minimalistic and sped even beyond peculiarly eclectic, in the best way possible! Let yourself be inspired by the finely crafted details and boldly go a step (or ten!) beyond your wildest dreams. You won’t regret it.

Soft Around the Edges

Soft Around the Edges

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re enamored with this season’s metallic finishes. These meticulously softened edges provide a warmth and approachability that pairs perfectly with summer’s laid-back vibes and idyllic afternoons. We embrace fluidity, warmth, and movement for inspired interiors, in every color, shape and style. Your space should feel like a natural environment to you where the beauty and awe of fine art nestles in with the everyday work of life at home, whatever that may tastefully look like. Our job is to dial it in till it lights you up!

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