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Manka’s Inverness Lodge in California | Design*Sponge


 And by spruced up, I mean totally revamped with just-right amenities like a soaking tub, an outdoor shower and the comfiest twin leather armchairs in front of the hearth made of salvaged wood. The decor is an homage to the structure’s original function: vintage fishing nets, worn wooden oars and a collection of black-and-white photos that link the place to its past.

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via Manka’s Inverness Lodge in California | Design*Sponge.

Old Wooden Trunk Makeover | NimiDesign

Saw this on DesignSponge and followed the link to Nimi Design. So glad I did!

Minni, is an industrial designer and furniture design student from Finland with a passion for design, decor, and DIY. She now has a fan in us, that is for sure!

Old wooden trunk makeover, stripping paint, diy

Layers and layers of chipping paint, duct tape (?!) under the paint to cover the space between the two wood planks on the top and badly made replacement decorative metal piece on the front. Needless to say, this trunk needed a lot of help. So after some sweat and tears (and a few blisters) here’s how it looks like now:

Old wooden trunk makeover

Old wooden trunk makeover, stripping paint, diy

via Old Wooden Trunk Makeover | NimiDesign.

Trend Watch: Rustic Utilitarian | Design*Sponge

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.

via Trend Watch: Rustic Utilitarian | Design*Sponge.