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GDL; looks like British Colonial. This is obviously a contemporary take on that but that is most certainly colonial. Quite typical of what you'd find in South Africa or Kenya.

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+1, there's also some French/Italian influences in the antique stuff.
There's a lot of colonial style in there, I completely agree (hence my reference to LK). But the space is a minimalist white (hence my reference to Space Odyssey) with steel beams and full height window doors. Also the kitchen is an industrial/barnyard mix. It's the white halo as background to this interesting mix that makes it a true success IMO. I've always been a fan of mixing styles and periods, so this one just does it for me.

Lucky - this looks like a desk that you'll be using as dining table? We used to have a similar one.
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Lucky - this looks like a desk that you'll be using as dining table? We used to have a similar one.
Yes - I'd call it a work-table (and typically everyday dining-table) for a farmhouse kitchen, rather than a desk, though. The top has too much hard wear and repairs for it to have been a desk exclusively. The wood has better patina than what shows in this photo, though, it looks much too dried-out here. As you can see, the stretchers btween the legs are well-worn on all sides, although the front and the right end stretchers have the most wear. The stretchers make these tables less popular - they make it diffucult to pull traditional chairs up to and under it, but my chairs are modern (50s), with slanted legs that fit beautifully behind the stretchers when you're seated. At the ends, where the everyday use of my wife and me will be, the chairs fit more or less as with any other table, of course. I'll post an at-home pic later. The chairs are this model (mine are a light teak that matches the oak of the table better):
post #93 of 3924
I found an old pic of some of mine (they look much better now, I've oiled them thoroughly).
post #94 of 3924
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Great chairs - is it fair to assume the desk/table is not very long (4 side chairs and 2 head chairs)? That was our main issue with our previous converted antique desk - a bit too small to accomodate a 6+ dinner party
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Being new to NY, I'm still discovering things. Has anyone been to BDDW on Crosby?



Nice stuff and a great space. Pricey as hell though.

lefty
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Yes - stickers are but they have some great stuff - I'm a big fan of their dressers
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Great chairs - is it fair to assume the desk/table is not very long (4 side chairs and 2 head chairs)? That was our main issue with our previous converted antique desk - a bit too small to accomodate a 6+ dinner party
Yes - the table seats six comfortably, and eight at a stretch. I actually threw out a bigger dining table - the room was just too small for it. On the other hand, I've still only have five chairs so far, one with armrests and four without. They regularly come on the market, so I expevct I'll have a full set within the year.
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Yes - stickers are but they have some great stuff - I'm a big fan of their dressers

I found a guy in Brooklyn that says he can replicate the stuff (including this lamp) with the same materials for a lot less.



I may get him working on a dresser and see how he does.

lefty
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I found a guy in Brooklyn that says he can replicate the stuff (including this lamp) with the same materials for a lot less
Is his first name George?
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Picnic table made by my brother:

Aluminum and some sustainable hardwood. He's a big fan of the exposed bolt, industrial look. Same wood as the fences.

Patio and back yard are still works in progress. Wish I could take credit for the drawings, but they're my nephew's.

Looks like something I would make (or well...like something I would envision myself making).

Would love to have one on my non-existent patio...almost to the point where I am thinking about saving the picture and hoping I find it 10 years from now and it inspires me...
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Is his first name George?

Don't know. He's the husband of a friend of my wife. Do you know a cabinet maker named George?

lefty
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Don't know. He's the husband of a friend of my wife. Do you know a cabinet maker named George?
Yes - his wife's name is Stefania, he's in Bklyn and he made a piece for us recently
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Yes - his wife's name is Stefania, he's in Bklyn and he made a piece for us recently

Different guy, then. Were you happy? Any pics?

I'm hoping for one of those big slab tables. Stupidly, I didn't buy Nakashima when I could have.

Have you ever made it out to the Rago auction in Lambertville, NJ? It's worth a trip to see the Modern preview where they usually have a ton of Nakashima, Esherick, Evans, etc. They're having a Discovery sale on the 24th and you can pick up some interesting things if you're lucky.

You can also make a day of it and visit Nakashima's old workshop in PA which is pretty cool.

lefty
post #104 of 3924
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Quite happy - simple piece but pretty chunky (12' long, low bookshelf) using reclaimed beams, no staining or repairs - just minimal water-based conditioning. No pics yet but one day will get to take some pics of our place for the crib thread.

Never been to Lambertville - thanks for the suggestion
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Quite happy - simple piece but pretty chunky (12' long, low bookshelf) using reclaimed beams, no staining or repairs - just minimal water-based conditioning. No pics yet but one day will get to take some pics of our place for the crib thread.

Never been to Lambertville - thanks for the suggestion

We make it out there quite a bit, so I'll drop you a note the next time we go if you want to hitch a ride.

lefty
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