Alex Shilin and Jennifer Eshelman of LEBOREDsent us photos of a collection of handcrafted and artfully rendered vessels.We asked them for a personal description of their work and this was their reply: “We make limited-edition, one-of-a-kind home decor because we feel that life deserves to be filled with unique accents. Inspired by the beauty, whimsy, oddity and ingenuity of the world around us, we create works of art that infuse our passions into the objects that we are surrounded by every day. For our debut collection, we created a series of hand-made, wooden vessels. Tall, slim and lean, these vessels — combining the soft, natural patterns of wood, and the elegant, modern shapes with their hard angles and thin legs — would fit perfectly in both contemporary and vintage settings .
After construction, each vessel is used as a canvas for original artwork, designed and applied directly onto each one by hand, making these vessels not only practical, useful objects for the home, but works of art in their own right. We love unique items with the character and originality that turn a space from “a room” to “my room,” and we hope to bring that touch of personality with our creations”. We find the vessel inspired by “Audrey’s timeless elegance“, with a height of 18 inches (0,45 meters), particularly interesting- have a look!
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.