Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
One of my preferred pieces of furniture is an Italian cassapanca.
I love the decorative painted ones!
Most of the benches are large sized and the seat is used as a chest, a storage seat.
They are highly decorated and were generally placed by pair in a hall.
Lars Bolander source
Late 19th century 1 of 2 Italian baroque style polychrome decorated high back hall benches of large size.Très Belles Antiques source
Hand painted large Italian cassapanca.source
This beautiful hand-carved and painted cassapanca is made by a 5th generation family-owned workshop in Florence, Italy!source
Does anyone of you own an Italian cassapanca? I hope to ever find an affordable one!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Christmas is in the air, can you feel it? Too early, you'll say. But just think...61 more days...
well nope, it's never too early for Christmas! So allow me to convey this feeling to you my
friends and so you'll have plenty of time to begin with preparations if you start from...NOW! :-)
I have always been fascinated by the beautiful and authentic American barns. All around bloggerland I discovered the most beautiful images.
The grayed and red/brown aged wood reflects a long time farm activity and bearing of all weather conditions.
I loved the images of the Winter Collection 2012 online catalogue of the Belgian brand Scapa Home, where a part of the photoshoot was taken in a barn. A wonderful location to present their winter collection. To discover the collection , click here.
Source Scapa Home – Photo credit Arjan Benning
Today I am pleased and proud to tell you about a Belgian company that is importing old barn wood to Europe!
The Belgian Antoine Verhofstede, a man passionate about wood and experienced in the wood trade for more than 30 years, came up with the idea to give a new destination to the wood of old American barns!
He started to ship the best batches of old barn wood from the states to Belgium to give the wood a new destination. It meant the start of a new-born company, given the name EEUWENHOUT (literally translated in English : century-old wood).
This company is recycling old barn wood to re-use in European interiors.
Logo company Eeuwenhout
‘During a trip through the US, Antoine Verhofstede’s passion for wood leads him towards old and deserted barns and buildings. They stand ‘in the middle of nowhere’, as silent witnesses of past activity. They were once built from trees from the direct vicinity: various woods, mostly over a century old. Today they still defy weather and time, but they are deprived of their functionality. In places, these barns are dismantled, and the wood is reused by local farmers. This is where Antoine Verhofstede got his idea to give a new destination to the best batches of wood in exclusive European interiors. A perfect mix of quality, durability, ecology and aesthetics.’
(text website Eeuwenhout)
The unique dimensions and stability, together with the aged look of the barn planks and beams, ensure aesthetic pearls.
Here you can see different examples of how to integrate the old barn wood into your contemporary home.
Notice these coffee table tops!http://www.eeuwenhout.be
To see more of the use of old barn wood, please visit Eeuwenhout website : http://www.eeuwenhout.be
For further information :
9140 Temse | Belgium
T +32 (0)3 710 66 40
Have a great weekend!
All pictures source :
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
For the past two or three days we're all dressed up in our fall outfits too here in Greece.
The weather is getting a little colder, people in the streets are opening their umbrellas, and today
I took off my sandals and put on my boots for first time this year. Let me say here... finally!