Favorite FindsFebruary 11, 2014

Stacking the Deck

Thank you for your sweet comments yesterday. I’ll slowly get back into the swing of things but as you suggested, am taking some time off here and there this week to relax a little bit (and plan a short getaway later in the month somewhere close but warm- suggestions welcome).

In the meantime, I was flipping through Architectural Digest while on the couch yesterday and fell pretty hard for the open, airy, sunny California home of Patrick and Jillian Dempsey.  The modern Frank Gehry house is so out of my New England colonial comfort zone, but I could SO see myself living there. Maybe it’s just the winter blues talking, as I’ve never desired to leave the northeast seriously, but man that open, sunny space sure is tempting.

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This is Jillian’s art studio. I mean…. amazing, right?

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The back yard has a large garden and Airstream trailer “getaway”.

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But my favorite aspect of the house is the architecturally stacked wood in recessed areas of the living room walls. I adore the texture, color and graphic pattern it adds but in a very natural way.

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Here are some more spaces that have used this element on a large and small scale:

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Have a closed off non-working fireplace and love this look?  I found a great tutorial from Pepper Design Blog on how to make a faux stacked wood screen.  I had a client do this and it looks AMAZING.

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