Modern Living and Dining Room
A living and dining room lacking any design direction are turned around with contemporary furnishings and a black and white theme based on the homeowner's occupation.
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- Design coordinator Charles Burbridge is in charge of creating a custom dining table and he decides to go with a design that mimics the homeowners' existing coffee table. For the base, he purchases 2" x 2" tube steel and has a welder piece them together in a cube shape. He uses a 42-inch glass top for the tabletop and adds an acid-etched detail to the center, which creates a frosted look. To do this, he simply masks off a square shape with shelf paper and applies the solution according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Snijders creates custom barrel-shaped lamps for both rooms. The materials for the project include: birch plywood, threaded steel rods, aluminum tubing, wooden dowels two-ply watercolor paper and a light kit. The lamp forms are made out of birch plywood and are held together with the threaded steel rods, which are concealed with aluminum tubing. The dowels are secured directly behind the aluminum tubes to hold the paper in place. (The lamp over the dining table is cut into a hexagon shape while the two lamps in the living room are round.)
- The living room walls are painted a brick red hue to provide a contrast to the green they leave in the dining room. Burbridge creates a display area in two corners of the dining room, where he adds some of the red paint and new shelves in order to showcase Kristen's vintage cameras and original photographs.
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