One of the things that I always feel is missing
from showhouses and shelter magazines are
spaces with a definite masculine point of view.
So, that was the starting point for creating
my room at this year’s showhouse. I had bought
this series of Olof Rudbeck’s bird prints about
2 years ago in Hudson, NY. I love them so much,
I really can’t sell them to a client. But, I thought
the beauty and simplicity of them would work so
well in this space. The bedroom has low ceilings
and small windows so I knew it would work for
my concept. I wanted to combine contemporary,
antique and found objects together and also to
explore a more textural and graphic use of
materials and fabrics to give the space a modern
American rustic look.