One of my favorite issues of Metropolis magazine is the April ’09 issue. It features the Rough Luxe Hotel that just opened in London. When Rabih Hage, the architect chosen to rehab the 1820’s Georgian home, saw the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper and paint layers, he fell in love with the beauty of the rough hewn walls and their resulting patina qualities. He designed the décor around each room’s walls, combining different textures to complement the whole.
For those of you who have asked to see what the Great Lakes Decorative Arts Studio looks like, here it is!
The Studio is located in the former Lake Erie Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio. It is a 2 minute drive from I90. The wonderful old factory houses over 50 various sized artisan studios. We hold an Open House twice a year, which is when most of these photos were taken. The studio is divided into two areas, the classroom and the work room. I keep the work room private; it is filled with products, works in progress, tools, ladders and anything else you can think of!
When I moved in...
After a little lime plaster and rust
Welcome to the Open House!
Coming into the classroom area
Here is the wall of finishes... in several pics
Wall of finishes- two
Wall of finishes- three
Wall of finishes- four
The other long wall
In an upcoming post, I'll tell you a bit about that gorgeous Art Deco screen that you see in the first photo.
Color, texture, a beautifully subtle pattern, a bold design: these are what interest me and inspire me. I write this blog to express my interests, share with you and learn from you. I hope you join me!