Inspired Use of Vintage Finds and the Power of Paint
by Lynn Byrne
By Lynn Byrne. I LOVED the town house featured in the New York Times’s home section last Thursday. Trend-wise, it fits right into the whole “undecorated” look, touted by Dwell Studio founder, Christiane Lemieux. Plus, the design firm Nightwood used paint and vintage finds so effectively, that I headed right over to their website to see what else they were up to.
I have to share my favorites.
- In the photo above, the bottom mirror is old, but the designers made the top mirror and faked age with paint. The ladder is a perfect way to draw attention to the high ceilings.
- When found, the coffee table originally had a laminate top that the designers swapped out for marble. Smart. I also like how each stool underneath the coffee table is upholstered in a different fabric.
- That pattern on the wall is not light shining through a window. It’s simply painted to look that way. So cool.
- Take a peek at this kitchen. Ya, it’s tiny, but I am drooling over that sink and the juxtaposition of the modern, angular art. Digging the copper pendant and forest green wall color too.
- In addition to decorating, Nightwood also has a shop in Brooklyn where they sell repurposed vintage finds, art and objects and custom pieces. Check out how they revamped this dresser.
Photo credits: First 4 pictures from the NYTimes. Remainder from the Nightwood website.