This is a project that has been born of love and labor.
A commercial real estate transaction I managed for a client then transformed into a design consulting job. The space, a former grocers-turned-upholstery shop is getting a new use as a workshop for vintage poster restoration. Structural work, mechanical, as well as finishes and design all had to be thought out. The owner/client has a good aesthetic and knew the general direction in which he wanted the building to go. SBaird Design was hired to help refine ideas, give lighting advice and consulting on finishes and space planning.
The project is almost complete. Here are some images from our site visits with the client.
Visit in the beginning of June:
care was taken to preserve the original terrazzo inly. 1073 was the building original historic address.
when the original ceiling was removed, care was takem to preserve the original roof structure. the decision was made to keep the wood exposed and have it sandblasted to remove old dirt and grime. the natural wood adds lots of warmth to the space.
Images from end of July:
hand-made large format hex tiles add wabi-sabi charm
Exterior of home, dark gray with white trim, black accents
aggregate concrete steps
new garage door, lighting, address numbers
new kitchen, custom cabinets, hardwood floors
family room, new carpet, interior paint
new bath, subway tile, shelving
Before shots of interior below. SBaird Design provided design direction for this home, including, exterior paint, new front stairs, exterior details, interior paint, flooring, lighting, baths and kitchen. Purchased by a remodeler for resale.
I love this interesting idea for lighting: books strung on simple, dropped pendants with bulbs.
(at McNally Jackson Books in New York)
A similar idea: the book light by Studio MS:
vintage tabacco sticks, with cloth cord pendant lighting, simple.
by: jeff jones
Filed under books, design
grouping these in multiples is graphically interesting to me, as seen in the edison by pottery barn below. i would consider running three single ones above a dining room table in a straight line. very simple and pure.
schoolhouse electric – benedict $ 69.00
cb2 – utility pendant lamp $39.95
rejuvenation – burnside $112
pottery barn – edison $399