Through his work, designer Kyle Bunting is redefining how hide is used in interior applications. Having recognized the design potential of the material and working exclusively in hide for almost a decade, Bunting has created a unique range of luxury hide rugs, wallcoverings, upholstery, furniture and even art.
Made with hair-on-hide leather, the luxurious texture and rich colours make the work of Bunting particularly appealing as they add a great deal of visual and tactile interest to any environment where they are used.
Working with a variety of designers in his design studio outside Austin in the Texas Hill Country, Bunting has completed projects for thousands of private clients and design professionals all over the world. His work has garnered international attention and acclaim.
Odds are that you’ll either love or hate Bunting’s furry furniture and colourful carpets. They certainly are attention grabbing, but is it for the right reasons? We’d love to know your thoughts.
Most people have closets in their homes these days, but sometimes there’s always that need for the stuff that just doesn’t fit or belong in there. Check out this great use of an armoire to hang coats, store outerwear, and even provide a little bench area! Perfect for any entryway or mudroom. If you have a bathroom that fits one, an armoire is a beautiful way to add more storage — especially for towels. Like some of the others on this list, this armoire from Enchanted Home does away with the glass and replaces it with netting instead.
Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.