wood décor…
it’s not just about the furniture

The natural beauty of wood is classic, timeless, and done right, oh-so green. From wood furniture to wood floors, we have a love affair with all things wood. When it comes to décor, natural wood provides color, texture, warmth, and undeniable personality to any space. Wood décor can feel smooth and sleek, or rough-hewn and rustic. It’s emotionally evocative; dark colors call up images of cozy libraries or a warm ski lodge while lighter tones conjure images of summertime picnics, sun-filled kitchens or a serene spa. Continue reading

reclaimed materials…
repurposed, recycled, reclaimed, re-what?

The Jackson Mirror set is made from reclaimed elm that still bears the marks of its previous life.

Recycling, reclaimed, upcycled, repurposed… are they all the same? Well, yes and no. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, we like to think of them as slightly different. Recycling, the term everyone is most familiar with, is simply taking an item, breaking it down into its base material and creating something new (and sometimes different) with it. Repurposing, or upcycling, is using an item for something other than its intended purpose; maybe it was also reclaimed in the process. To be reclaimed, an item has to have reached the end of its useful life and be destined for the trash, but instead of being thrown away, it’s transformed into something new. Continue reading