Comfortable decorative ideas from the architect's home


This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to the 700- […]

This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to the 700-square-foot home of architect David Bench and producer Elizabeth Skadden in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.The duo, who wanted to make their home feel bigger and more functional without adding square footage, added a second bedroom, removed hallways, and expanded and renovated the kitchen. The result is a stunning, warm space where custom cherry millwork and contemporary custom furnishings take center stage.

In the living room, a custom steel bookshelf by David Kirshoff runs along the top of the home’s plaster walls. An Eames compact sofa sits next to a side table and lounge chairs from Noridiska Kompaniet, and the space is anchored by a zapotec rug from Oaxaca. The dining table and chairs are by Hans Wegner, and planters from The Sill sit atop a custom built cherry credenza that runs wall-to-wall below the windows.

The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society will host their seventh annual Holiday Market on Friday from. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex Building, located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester.This craft fair will showcase over 50 vendors all under one roof, making it the largest craft fair in Franklin County.Sandi Mackey, chairman of the event for the second year, said: “We are very proud of the growth of the STLS Holiday Market. We are fortunate because so many craft fairs in our surrounding counties are held outdoors. Both the merchants and guests are subject to unpredictable and oftentimes, unfavorable weather conditions.

Taking inspiration from the minimalist home, we sourced key products or in a few cases, similar finds—from each room so you can bring the look to your own space.He is well-known for creating Intarsia designs, a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth.He carefully selects each wood species for its color and grain for the patterns he creates. Each piece of wood is then individually cut, shaped, and finished.

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