Applied Design: Adding Handcrafted Details

My most favorite thing about the Room of the Week (even more than all that beautiful yellow tile) is that all of the elements look handmade…not in a cutesy crafty way, but in a gorgeous handcrafted way.  None of the elements in the room were created the easy way…no machine-made countertops, prefabricated wood floor, easy painted walls.  Everything in this room took a lot of time to create, and the skill and effort it took to bring this room to life really shows in every detail.

I can’t even imagine how much time it took to complete the brickwork on the ceiling…and how precise it had to be so the pattern worked correctly.  And, instead of a simple tiled floor the designer added another intricate pattern.  The concrete cabinets and yellow tile must have taken lots of time and patience to create and install.

Of course it costs a lot of money for design elements this detailed.  But there are ways to add touches to your own home.  Next time you are adding tile or wood or brick  think outside the box with the pattern you choose.  It can really take the design of your room to a new level.

And, if you’re like me and you aren’t planning any renovations you can always add handcrafted furnishings and accessories.  The bar stools in the Room of the Week look beautifully made by hand and fit the room perfectly.  Here are 12 other bar stools that feel similarly handcrafted.

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What is your favorite handcrafted detail from this room?

I’m back tomorrow to show you a painting project I did inspired by this Mexican kitchen!

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4 thoughts on “Applied Design: Adding Handcrafted Details

    • I agree…natural light is important to me too! I moved my entire family just 6 months after we moved into an apartment because it was too dark. I would love to see your 10 ft floor to ceiling windows…they sound dreamy!

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