Belt Up your Decor!

Tired of seeing the fifty ways to repurpose a wood pallet?  Listen, I still love the look of those weathered wood planks but I agree, those posts are getting a little monotonous.   My friend Anne just shared this idea… so cool!  There is something about the warmth and richness of leather that is almost like a hearty glass of red wine at the end of the day 🙂  Now imagine a unique leather rug on the floor, you curled up on the couch sipping  your favorite tea  and reading a fabulous book by a fire crackling in the fireplace.  Ahh…

The designer Ting who created these masterpieces currently has design studios in London and Los Angeles.  Thinking she might be a little outside my budget.  Wonder what it would take to make something like this?

Maybe I could start with the seat of a chair or a placemat…Vintage Belt Place Mats.  Sketch, London, 2005.

Though this door is amazing- functional plus a design element.

Elevator Door.  Private Residence, Chicago, 2011.

I bet some of our more contemporary buyers at Ides Hill Commons or Flynn Terrace could go for this when customizing their new Townhomes. (We have one buyer who is now creating his own industrial looking curtain rods with plumbing fixtures – his window treatments are going to look incredible, I can’t wait to see how all of his finishes come together!)

So who is going to figure out how to do this and not have it look like a project from Trading Spaces?  (How is that for a throwback to the beginnings of DIY TV?!? Ahh… the good old days.)

Let me know and I will hit every thrift store in the area to create a stockpile of leather belts for you!

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A Sliding Barn Door… Love it!

I definitely love décor that tells a story. And even more than décor, any of my buyers will tell you I love Homes that tell a story! It is so satisfying to see before and after pictures of houses I have sold to see how each buyer puts their own personal stamp on their interior and exterior spaces. A plain, forgettable, house soon becomes a memorable comfortable “Home”.

Photo: Ryan Benyi

This is one project I have always wanted to try in my house. A sliding barn door offers function and style plus does not take up space in your room. No need to rip open walls for pocket doors or framing openings for standard doors. And think of all of the possibilities for the door itself… casual, rustic, painted, metal. Or, heck you could do a chalkboard, huge dry erase board, calendar on one side and always have access to it since door won’t be opening and closing in standard fashion.

Check out this “how to” at to find out
how these could be created and installed in your home!

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