standing on a frozen lake in the sunshine is my favorite symbol of the impending spring. you can stand on the frozen lake without a coat, with the sun hitting your face looking at the shoreline from a completely different perspective.
i find so much inspiration in the Northwoods. the calm. the layered textures. the sounds. the aesthetic choices that are forbidden everywhere else in the world, but somehow are completely normal "up north."
but, truthfully, the pine paneling and forty year old cabinets don't become more attractive because you drive a few hours north. this is a result of how the space makes you feel which in turn makes all of your priorities change; this type of design fascinates me. it is something i am continually attempting to perfect in my everyday life and work.
can a space be filled with modern lines and materials and still make you want to cuddle under an old blanket, put down your phone and play cards all night long?
i will be designing a room for the American Craft Council Show inspired by the NORTH. all the might and all the feels will be poured into making this space chic, but so comfy that you don't want to leave.