How would it feel to imagine a decorative object in every old, used furniture parts like armrests or table legs? To create little beady eyes in your imagination and then smooth them out to result some cute reminders to reuse our resources in creative ways. Offering a set of Re-turned ornaments as a gift is a symbolic invitation to participate in this challenging reshaping of our world – dressing used wood in an updated shell. Created by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetlan, these ornamental birds used to be part of someone’s memories, but by reshaping their exterior surface, the designer’s interpretation allows the valueless wood to be cherished again. Coming across these wood crafted decorations on booooooom, I couldn’t help but wonder where would I find space for them in my home.
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.