Painted Bench

You guys, BC has been working so hard on his Android app (did I mention he’s making a transition into a programming career – you will never meet a more hard worker) so I decided to provide all the perspectives myself today.  Isn’t this an amazing piece!?

Bench via Jeff Bridgeman Antiques, Bistro Table via Jayson Home, Bottles via Factory20, Pillows via Attys Vintage Basket via Jayson Home, TV via Sony, Blanket via Bright Wall Vintage, Brass Lion via Harlow Monroe Vintage, Books via SorryThankYou79,  Oval Frame via Ephemera And More

Perspectives on Andirons

Yesterday BC and I returned from our ski trip to Taos and boy, was the return bitter sweet. On one hand, we’re already missing cooking extravagant dinners with our friends, working to increase our skills on the slopes (I took a private lesson with an awesome instructor named Wolf!), the amazing cabin with a luxurious hot tub and fireplace, stargazing, a finale snow storm the evening before we left and some very delicious New Mexican style meals. Most notably, at our friend, Marcos’ aunt’s restaurant we were introduced to sopapillas (which are were accurately described as sweet, soft pillows of dough) and Marcos’ dad made an incredibly tasty lamb dish that I’ll never forget (it was falling off the bone perfection.)

That said, I don’t miss the altitude sickness that haunted us far too many days of the trip. So forgive our somewhat simple Perpectives post today. We mustered up as much creativity as possible considering our ski fatigue!

Adirons via Cosmo, Mahogany Butler’s Tray via Parc Monceau, Items not shown to scale

Perspectives… Iron Gates

BC has been sick for almost a week now. Sneezy, sniffly, tired, and just so sad! So three cheers for him for playing along with my little game today! He’s really got the hang of this whole repurposing thing (his perspective was really his idea!).

Antique Iron Gates via Burke Antiques, Antique Tractor Stool via Quintessentia, Antique Leopard Print Stool via Artobject Studios, Books Handmade Weddings and Wedding Planning for Dummies, Wall Sconce via Victorian Country Chic, Bedding via Dwell Studio , Images not to scale

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Cast Iron Base

I’ve changed the column “He Said, She Said” to “Perspectives.” The former felt more contentious and the latter feels more authentic. A key ingredient of design must be imagination, right? And sometimes the most unexpected response sparks the greatest idea. I found a pretty primitive, industrial stand and assaulted BC at 11am on a Sunday morning (that’s early, his time) to ask that he share his thoughts. There was some mention of it resembling a Dr. Seuss character but then he actually had a pretty interesting idea about where this S shaped cast iron stand would fit right in. And I happen to agree. When repurposing, maybe its best to consult the over-imaginative, who knows what their creativity might inspire.

What is your perspective? Any other ideas?
Cast Iron Base Stand via<Camp Wandawega Treehouse via Adelina Dreams Of

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She Said, He Said

One of the first dates BC and I went on was a trip to the Brooklyn Flea. I walked around, confidently talking to vendors and thinking aloud how I’d decorate with some of the unique pieces we’d seen.

BC followed me completely confused.

We joke that I’ve made him out to be the “foil to good taste” on Salvaged Grace. But really, we’ve just discovered that BC has a more classic taste in decorating and he leans towards more functional designs. Or as he says “I don’t like weird shit.”

I enjoy showing BC my more unusual design finds because his responses are so amusing. So I thought I’d share what I see in an Adrian Pearsall vintage chair… and what BC sees. His is truly a perspective like none other!

And there you have it. This chair was not designed for cowboys. Cowboy buyers beware!

Happy weekend everyone!

Adrian Pearsall chairs via VandM

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