Custom Solutions: Lived-in, Built-in Home Detailing

Custom Solutions: Lived-in, Built-in Home Detailing

Sometimes we find ourselves sighing a little while looking through house porn images: Does anyone really live in these spaces or was everything selected by a paid decorator? Past the magazine-styled photography, sometimes we can't see evidence of actual unique human life. But while cruising our favorite Friday blog, Desire to Inspire, we stumbled across three subtle specimens of individual expression beyond the slick put-togetherness.

From Left to Right:
1. Doggie Bed Built Into Kitchen Island. Come on, this had to have been a pointed request by the owners who clearly have a dog that loves to be in the kitchen — yummy scraps — but tires of lying on the hard floor and is always in the way. Bacon would be so jealous...

2. Old Beam Inset as Built-in Headboard. We can't guarantee that this is a personal touch but it feels like a genuine move to bring the warmth of age and history to an otherwise "new" space. Our romantic idea is that this was a beam from an old/previous home. Lovely.

3. Built-in Art to Cover Unused Door. Again, can't say for sure that this wasn't a decorator's idea but we love seeing personal adaptations inside of old and/or defunct architectural elements. Using this existing doorframe as a large, built-in frame for artwork is just delightful. We cannot imagine this happening in a newly-built space.

Via: Desire to Inspire.

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