In this master bathroom, the double vanity is crafted from a warm oak that creates texture and depth similar to authentic reclaimed wood. The density and grain of the wood is more consistent than with vintage wood.
American white oak is used for the contemporary custom cabinetry in a light-filled industrial loft in New York City. The same 12-inch width was used for the floors and cabinets. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
Part of this kitchen's visual interest comes from its layering of different woods: a dark wood floor and an island finished with oak. Over the island, an unusual vintage pendant light with a brass stripe around its middle is another eye catcher.
The book-lined library is centered on a Nettie Darr table, one of Barry Dixon's first designs for Mike Reid Weeks and inspired by his grandmother's parlor table. Tall lucite floor lamps provide light at either end of the oak daybed.
The sideboard and dining table are custom pieces designed by Habachy Designs. The sideboard cabinet is made of oak, and the beveled face is cut for inset bronze glass mirrors. The base of the cabinet is brass-finished, and the surprise is the interior cabinet which is a beautiful lacquer red.
To add to this kitchen's practical features, the island was extended to provide more storage and was given a pull-out waste basket. The blue floral wallpaper spotted in the adjacent dining room is echoed by a similar patterned shade over the kitchen sink.
A sight for sore eyes, the Gingerbread Cottages of Oak Bluffs are quite the spectacle for any Martha's Vineyard visitor. More than 300 miniature cottages line the streets with their delicate trimmings and multicolored facades that imitate frosting.