March 8, 2011

Add Architectural Dimension with Built-In Furniture

Photo: Kauffman Tharp Design
3-D isn't just for hit Hollywood movies these days.  Adding dimension to walls can completely transform a room.  By framing this triple window with a window seat and pair of bookshelves, we add inviting seating, not to mention lots of open and closed storage.  These improvements even repair proportion issues in the space.
BEFORE: Notice the wider space to the right of the triple window, leaving the room lacking in symmetry.
SOLUTION: Custom-built pair of matching bookcases by Bostonwood will establish much needed symmetry around the triple window.  Installation by Aedi Construction.            

IN PROGRESS: Next, we added a window seat, also crafted by Bostonwood, finished with non-toxic Mythic Paint.  Tons of storage hides under the lift-up lid.

AFTER: Seat cushion, window treatments (all by Acorn Interiors), comfy pillows and sconces help to create a cozy place for relaxing.
Bostonwood is a great choice for custom furniture and built-ins because they offer:
  • Local craftsmanship
  • Sustainably grown local woods, such as eastern white pine 
  • Solid wood will not off-gas toxic fumes like composite furniture
  • Option to buy unfinished, or finish with non-toxic paints or stains from ECOS or Mythic
  • Reasonable pricing
  • In-home measuring service included
Nick at Bostonwood will happily sketch up your piece before it goes into production.
    Ahhhhh.  Finished, and enjoying the sunset views...
    All photos in this post: Kauffman Tharp Design.

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