Monday, November 17, 2008

Dark Wood, Industrial Antiques, Science and Leather -- What more could you want?

Laurel sent me a link to this home tour at Country Living.

It's a wonderful collection of modern and new, industrial and science. Not distinctly steampunk, but with oh so many of the elements we like.


It's interesting how much grey they use through this house -- a very modern neutral, but the blue in the grey provides a lot of contrast for the yellows in the antique browns.

I love how she has succulents tucked in all over the place. (I'll get around to sharing my terrarium of succulents here soon...)

This is an old seed packet display -- but it's almost a wunderkabinet now!


The plants in the tall glass cloches add a lot of height to her table...

These are old French mail bins. (Also, I've seen a similar surveyor's lamp at Target recently...)

Industrial antique table and stool, leather chair, dark wood... sigh.

See the whole tour here. Photos by Don Freeman

11 comments:

JC said...

*drools* I badly want that cabinet...

Holly said...

Man, this just makes me want to weep. My tastes are far too advanced for my income bracket.

Arthur + Leslie Tarbell Donovan said...

As always, SH has the most exciting and inspirational Steampunk offerings. Great post. Thanks, Sara!

Harald said...

Yet again a brilliant entry. Thank you.

Sara LW said...

Thanks for the article. I'm totally inspired. It really gives hope to those of us just wanting to be our own wacky selves in our home designs.

Susan said...

Wow really nice collection of home furnishings...

Cade said...

Oh I love looking at other people's homes. As someone else said, it's very inspiring.. Some people are so creative. I'm envious of the flip chart in the first photo! And the "lab" stools in a couple of the photos (particularly the worn-in ones) look great!

Great post as usual!

Lynne said...

Simply gorgeous decor. I can only imagine relaxing in this space with that vintage, scientific vibe...how inspiring! Lovely post.

brian said...

If you like Monique's stuff (she's woman who designed and owns the house, check out her site or blog...
http://www.enjoyco.net/

or here

http://enjoyco.blogspot.com/

367homeboy said...

I am 53, I have never seen a life-style that appeals to me, now I have!

Aquaticus said...

It just all so awesome! i agree with holly though my tastes exceed far beyond my income bracket.

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