9.26.2009

Organics

The inspiration for my latest piece came from: 1. The mood set by 16th century grotesques, 2. an example of tortoise shell overlay on gold leaf, the result of which was a sort of metallicized tortoise, and 3. the idea of metallicized tortoise confronting a distressed, raw texture, almost leather-like in appearance.

Disparate materials, organic by nature.

The metallic tortoise is a deep, muted faux-tortoise accented with gold. The large, textured drawers are covered in canvas that I treated, distressed, painted and mounted and accented with brass nailheads.




Created, styled, and photographed by (In)Decorous Taste. Click images to enlarge.

7 comments:

Maria Confer said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. I am amazed by your awesome talent.

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Big Daddy said...

Wow you did an amazing job, the nail heads are the absolute best touch!

mary said...

This piece of furniture is fantastic!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Lauren,
Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog! Your blog is fascinating! You did an excellent job on the chest of drawers! I looked back through the posts and there are so many unique photos!

home before dark said...

Very timely. I am considering the gold leaf tortoise treatment for the interior of my front door. I may chicken out, but this intrigue.

Lauren said...

Gold tortoise on a front door?! My oh my, that sounds divine. I love metallics in foyers/entryways. There's something about the color and texture of metallic tortoise especially that makes it very warm and inviting.

harps said...

I love this! I need one in my house, seriously

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