I figured after the stress of the holidays and traveling, people just want to kick back and relax for a while — I know I sure do! It’s winter and it’s cold so it’s hard to find motivation to do anything. I feel this is the time of year when people don’t really do much, besides veg out and surf the internet for ideas/potential plans/things for the spring and summer. I put together this inspiration board that I feel is a very relaxing environment, which is much needed after the holidays, and also a good inspiration for future spring/summer project ideas.
I decided to collage this into a semi-realistic rendering. These are all photographs, photoshopped, and I think I did a good job making it appear pretty realistic!
I wish I could talk about everything, but I’m only going to talk about the most unique pieces that I chose for this
Eric Pfeiffer 2005, Molded Plywood
I love this table. We all know Charles Eames was famous for the molded plywood chair, but this is a molded plywood table and it is awesome! Plywood is a very sturdy material. I live in the midwest where tornadoes happen on a regular basis, and they often will make tornado shelters in homes out of plywood because of its strength. This table is strong enough that your kids can even stand and sit on it (they show pictures of it on the website, not kidding!) so it is kid friendly. The table was actually designed based on research of children and how they interact and relate to the floor. Even though it was designed based on children, I still think it has a very clean design, and I think the space on the end is a very interesting way to store books and magazines. It is modern-contemporary and will add a young playful touch to a sophisticated room.
White and Silver
Premium Brazillian Metallic Cowhide
This doesn’t have to be ‘premium brazillian’ since I’m sure cows are on every continent and you can get cowhides just about anywhere. I’m also sure if you look hard enough you can find metallic cowhides anywhere. I live in Missouri with prime farmland so I know these cowhides are everywhere around here. I was at a show house a couple of months ago when I saw a metallic cow hide similar to this and I fell in love. It’s too bad I’m broke or I would’ve bought it. I think that it is something very unexpected in a room, and I think that it is something that can give a room unique character. I’m always looking for ways to give my spaces character and to make them stand out from the rest.
Wimberly Glass Works
I’m a sucker for glass art. I really think the greens/yellows and cooler blues in this one piece of glass pull together the cool tones of the gray and green in the light fixture and the throw pillow. It is also a really unique piece that isn’t found so easily in many places. Each piece of glass art is unique in its own as well, since they hand made and no one piece is exactly alike.
Migeul Herranz, LZF
LZF is one of my favorite lighting companies and I think it is obvious why. They are making light fixtures out of raw veneer. Raw veneer is very flexible material, and the designers at LZF have figured out ways to make very intricate and interesting light fixtures that are sure to catch the eye. If the metallic cowhide isn’t catching someones eye in this room, then the light fixture certainly is.
The best thing about this room/inspiration board?
It’s perfectly suitable for any guy or for any girl. It also goes well with red wine, white wine, or even a beer. So kick back and relax — or at least try. 🙂