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Above: The main work space is flanked by two satellites: a cloakroom and elevator to the right of the stair, and, on the opposite side, an open panty.
The wide-plank flooring is original, newly lightened with a soap and lye finish. The black metal long-armed sconces were designed by the architects.
Feature wall made from reclaimed Douglas Fir, sourced locally in Vancouver, by furniture maker Brooke Wingrove of Reclaimed Vancouver Photo: Reclaimed Vancouver for The Home Front: Reclaiming Vancouver’s history through furniture and interior design by Rebecca Keillor [PNG Merlin Archive]
“I like using reclaimed wood because I like the look of it,” says Wingrove. “That’s the main thing for me, and then second is using a recycled product. But (for) most people that contact me, it’s the recycling of the wood that’s the main interest for them. They always comment that it saves cutting other trees down, and they love the fact that it’s been in a Vancouver building and now it’s in their house.”
Our flagship material is a show-stopping mix of dense Asian hardwoods that arrive in Portland as transpacific shipping crates carrying steel railroad track. Designers love the long lengths, punctuated by vertical jet black lines where the tracks sat on the crates. We reclaim this wood ourselves, to rescue it and give it new life in Jakarta Paneling.
Shiplap is quite happily paired with elegant marble counters in photographer Abi Campbell’s London kitchen. Photograph by Matt Clayton.
Sheila Bonnell of FRAMe Architecture & Design: Put simply, shiplap is a less formal way of adding interest to a wall and/or dimension to a space. The fact it has to be installed by hand and that you can feel the craftsmanship, the fact that it is a natural material, that it is textured, that it allows you to create a seamless line throughout a space, that it has historic and regional contexts—for me, all these things make shiplap very lively and engaging.
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To start the 10-day fest, there will be a party at Provenance in Kensington. The warehouse houses one-of-a-kind architectural salvage.
Mike Hudson, standing in the hayloft of his current barn project, says he will deconstruct about 10-12 barns in the next year. He sells the reclaimed wood at his lumberyard in Elbert, Colorado. (Photo by Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media)
“Most people want those accent pieces,” he says. “They want to have those pretty beams in the ceiling or they want to have the barn wood walls, or the tables and the furniture.” A few years ago, many farmers didn’t understand how valuable their old barns were and might have been swindled, Bowe says, but today they know the capital they’re sitting on. He says we’re in the midst of a barn wood frenzy right now, but it still likely has a shelf life. Indeed, there are only so many weathered barns in the U.S.
This wood is the lath (as in lath and plaster) from the same walls that were taken down to complete the remodel. It was sanded and refinished to remove nails and other problems, highlighting the hundred-year-old beauty of the reclaimed wood.
The 25-foot long light fixture is made of reclaimed lath boards undulating along the entire length of the attic bedroom. The light source is warm white LED’s on a dimmer, so the homeowner can adjust the brightness for a dramatic glow at night.
Photo: Richard Powers
When remodeling the top level of her Brooklyn brownstone into a floor-through home office, jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno removed the existing kitchen and added new skylights; the flooring is reclaimed oak.
(Photo: Photos by Douglas Collier/The Times)
The wood beam and exposed timber trend in homes ranges from mantels and repurposed barn doors, to open beam ceilings and exposed headers.
Customers lined up at the door for the 10 a.m. opening. Customers pored over antique items at a once a month sale at the Small Town Salvage store in Bargersville Sunday January 17, 2016. Rob Goebel/Daily Journal
Small Town Salvage is a monthly pop-up event outside of Bargersville, bringing hundreds of people to scour their displays and bins looking for the perfect accent for their homes. Their popularity has stemmed from the increasingly trendy concept of up-cycling the old into something new. “We have to go out and physically hunt for this stuff. We’re looking for the barns, driving around the country, cold-picking,” Obergfell Gindling said.
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Domestic interiors are becoming rougher around the edges, too. London architectural salvage and interior design group Retrouvius works on interiors projects with budgets ranging from £150,000 to £2m. “People are looking for a raw and more organic style,” says Retrouvius co-founder and designer Maria Speake. “It’s a trend among affluent, well-travelled, cosmopolitan clients. It’s not about rustic — it’s more sophisticated than that — but there’s a craving for simplicity and a sense of the handmade.”
Before striking out on his own this summer, Hall worked for the architectural designer Ben Pentreath. It was here that he honed his eye for antiques and salvage, and his great love of color.
Curriculum Design is the second of in a series of five articles about partnership optimization for the building material reuse community.
Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series
Like churches or pubs, reuse centers can be a pivotal gathering place. If done well, the physical detritus of the community flows through a reuse center. Neighbors stop and talk with each other over finds and projects, suggestions are made and advice is given. I’ve seen reuse centers inspire creativity that transcend individual projects and develop into community initiatives. Material with history motivates people to collaborate and build both projects and relationships.
Schools and reuse centers are natural partners. Before leaving the reuse center I where I worked I was collaborating with interior design professor Amanda Davis of Portland Community College. We were developing a curriculum for students on how to design with reclaimed materials. We were focusing on the importance of scouting materials before designing, and frequenting reuse centers to establish types of inventories.
In other words, to design well with reclaimed materials go early and often, to get to know your reuse center well. Then match your client’s needs based on your material expertise.
For example tile was always abundant where I worked, so a student could discuss saving money with a frugal client, or selling a mosaic style to a creative client. Her design class would be required to spend half the day volunteering at the reuse center to handle the materials and see how they are categorized. The rest of the day would be spent in a design charrette working with the materials they handled earlier in the day.
This keeps the students on site at the center learning about materials. It also benefits the center not only with volunteers for half a day, but with a generation of designers confident in reuse.
Educational immersion is an excellent learning technique, which produces exceptional results in students. The effect is professionals returning to the business they are emotionally bonded to, in this case the reuse center.
The students from Amanda Davis’s design class went on to win the design competition at the 2013 Portland Home and Garden using reclaimed materials.
Next Up: House as Showcase
The Reclamation Administration is a great databank for reuse centers collaborative partnerships. There are a few that stand out as particularly successful models. Partnerships are an excellent way to get exposure, marketing, materials, and revenue, while supporting the local community.
Stay tuned for the next article in the series on partnering with empty or blighted houses to showcase hard to display materials.
The pieces of wood came from old furniture, shelves, and doors, and those, combined with the used fruit boxes, became the material used to create texture, shapes, and visual interest to the tall walls. Artfully arranged, the pieces become a sculptural composition of components that have a history.
Heather Patterson builds three dimensional sculptural mosaics using found wood, sea glass, ceramics and metals. Collecting the unremarkable evidence left behind — items that are washed up on a beach or tossed on the street, construction materials from demolitions and renovations–Patterson takes what is overlooked and connects them to a new purpose.
Style meets function in this one of a kind functional shelf set. Upcycled wood scraps were cut into random depths and widths then stained in various shades or left completely naked for an organic feel.
We have claimed these shelves for our own paint studio, and love the style and functionality they provide. These shelves make an entire wall and are versatile with how they can be arranged and coordinated with other decorative elements.
Biggest Indulgence: Reclaimed wood wall paneling
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We upcycle and repurpose common industrial artifacts transforming them into products that provide a historical accent to commercial or residential spaces. Combining the ruggedness of upcycled industrial steel and glass, our products add distinctive depth and texture to your decor without overwhelming. They are also delightfully functional and all made in USA.
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“I really like the history of the structures we take down,” says Watson, who has a degree in agribusiness from MTSU. “Whenever we sell a product, the customer gets a picture of the barn where the wood came from, so they get a little bit of the history.”
Making an office space more inviting with a reclaimed lumber feature wall.
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Jackie Taylor, 63, hangs out with his dog Rufus inside his open kitchen in his upstairs flat that he has almost finished renovating in Lakewood. Taylor broke down a wall to the left to give the kitchen and open feel. The entire kitchen redo has only cost $2,000 with used materials, he said. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)
He prides himself on creating an affordable vintage space where everything is restored, repaired and reused. Most of the materials came from Habitat for Humanity.
“At first I bought it as an investment,” says Taylor, who paid $200,000 for the building. “But after spending so much time here working on the apartments, I thought, ‘I really like it here.'”
Jackie Taylor had to scrape all the white paint off of the original woodwork which includes built-in bookcases and a bench in the living room of his 1920s apartment. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)
She met with the Olson Kundig team and expressed her desire to preserve the essence of the old structure but restore it to a degree that allows for a sleek modern interior to be housed inside it.
via Sarofsky’s gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building SarofskyStudio Olson Kundig Architects – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
A piece of art in itself, this 1484 sq. ft. rambler features open-concept living areas, tasteful, rich paint colors and accent lighting to enhance your decor. And mid-century truly meets modern in the updated kitchen where high-end Fisher Paykal appliances add contemporary conveniences accented by lovingly restored vintage cabinets. Step inside the one of a kind shower and enjoy the hand-tiled mosaic tub with an original design of artist’s own creation.The light-filled space also features a unique office area down the hall from an Art Studio.
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Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed.
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We have done our best to save money by using unusual materials, such as bricks for flooring, old garden fencing for stair railings and discarded fence boards as countertops.
Love the industrial feel of the reclaim wood against the subway tiles. Eat Drink Americano, Los Angeles (photo from Dustjacket Attic).
I am also very drawn to the industrial interiors of the gastropubs and retail stores that are popping up all over downtown LA. Reclaimed wood, wrought iron, subway tiles with dark grout, concrete, pre rinse faucets, and vintage filament light bulbs are characteristic of this style.
Photos by Hilary Snow.
Mary Jo Shipman, left, seen here at Habitat for Humanity ReStore manager Amanda Rodriguez, is one of 20 local designers competing in the nonprofit’s upcoming Upscale Resale Challenge.
Designer Kristen Albone at work Wednesday in the dining room of the Habitat for Humanity House in Hatfield in preparation for the UpCycle contest. (The Reporter/Geoff Patton)
Meanwhile, Habitat decided to use the empty home to promote the idea of repurposing furniture, or upcycling. The challenge suggests that contestants utilize thrift stores such as ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that benefits HFHMC. “We’re encouraging them to use as many items from the ReStore as possible,” Lynch said. The store sells furniture, paint, light fixtures and anything else you’d need to decorate a home. Designers are also allowed to buy materials elsewhere, but they can’t spend more than $500.
Diane, left, and Kamile Pietrak with a decorative wall hanging for a bedroom of the Habitat for Humanity house in Hatfield. (The Reporter/@GeoffPatton)
.. check out the interior’s inspiring use of reclaimed and salvaged materials.
Ooh La La! Two of my favorite things – reclaimed ship wood and gorgeous pictures of it. Check out Remodelista for the rest of the story (and amazing photos).
The apartment is located in the 1930s Art Deco residential complex known as the Walter Buildings, and bears many of its original features. The designer wanted to bring the interiors into the present day, avoiding a fully preserved, museum-like feel, but without sacrificing the sense of history imparted by the parquet de Versailles woodwork, wrought iron stair railing and other features.
Rows of vintage wooden rolling pins decorate the ceiling of Pizza Farro, in Thornbury, Australia.
Thick wood planks have also been reused as table tops and the floor is made from recycled timber.
The boxes were made to measure using reclaimed wooden boards, which were sanded on one side to create a variation between the inside and outside surfaces.
Ben and Amy worked countless hours, repainting each surface, rebuilding walls, and constructing custom furnishings from old pallet wood. Together they successfully turned an industrial garage into their perfect workspace. Inevitably, these two have grown quite attached to these four walls, and continue to inspire all who walk through their door.
Today on Design*Sponge “Rustic Utilitarian”.
Blame it on the last decade’s rocky economy or the waste-not-want-not mentality of the environmentalist movement, but we’ve witnessed a surge in people’s desire for pared-down, beautiful designs that are unfussy and functional. These “rustic utilitarian” interiors feature items handpicked with longevity in mind—both in terms of construction and style.
Architectural salvage is a clever, cost-effective way to achieve a custom look. Need some hints on how to use it? Follow two designers around a salvage yard.
Downtown Des Moines’ West End Architectural Salvage is the focal point of a new reality show on HGTV that premiered Feb. 14. The show follows owner Don Short and his crew as they find and create one-of-a-kind pieces to be used in home makeovers in central Iowa.
Each makeover includes salvaged items and custom pieces made in West End’s 50,000 square foot warehouse.
“Our inventory comes from everywhere,” Short said. “We work with companies out of larger cities and we buy from normal, everyday people. We also get calls when buildings are coming down. There are still buildings coming down, but a lot of big beautiful homes are not coming down because people are more aware of not throwing things away.”
There are a number of reasons why a home lacks character. It may be too perfect and feel as if no-one lives there. Minimalist homes sometimes suffer from this. A home may also feel too bland because it is too uniform: all the furniture and contents match but in a way that leaves the space looking like a showroom where everything is over-co-ordinated. More importantly a home will lack character because it contains nothing unique to the person who lives in it: no photographs or personal treasures, no signs of pastimes or passions. Homes with character are visually appealing places that exude warmth, laughter and love.
Use salvage, antiques, vintage or retro pieces, heirlooms or objects that mean something to you. Surrounding ourselves with nostalgia helps us plug into the past, making us feel grounded in the present.
London West, UK – In last Saturdays Financial Times How To Spend It Marc OFlaherty wrote of the growing popularity for the use of curios with a unique narrative resonance in interior design projects. Designers are seeking out items with a past that create atmosphere hence the demand for salvaged objects. These objects can be useful or decorative but they also add that element of curiosity. Popular items are from previous Industrial or commercial use. Some items can even replace art like an old 1960s sign from a Soho strip joint. M Goldstein describes the sign as being an elegiac piece of social history – certainly a talking point to have on your wall. M Goldsteins pop salvage could be seen in the influential Dover Street Markets window display over the summer.
Many people will enjoy rummaging and falling in love with something and Mark C. OFlaherty in Curiouser and Curiouser gives sources of where to find that special something. Locations from Sunbury Antiques Market in London to Hells Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. He also mentions SalvoWEB as one of interior designer, Russell Sages, favourite hunting grounds. Sage is well known for incorporating quirky elements in his projects. Its seems to all be about enjoyment and giving new life to objects which have a story to tell.Russell Sage Studio
Phoebe Washburn is actually an artist, not organizer, by trade, but there are interesting lessons to be taken from this installation project.
In her case, the wall is composed of overlapping slats of found wood, given it depth, dimension and just a hint of chaos – layered on top are other found objects, at once disorganized but hinting at shed pegboards and other functional storage systems.
Read the entire article via Informal Storage: Wood Slat Wall Inspired by Safari Vests | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.
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