Monthly Archives: September 2009

Open House Announcement

 

Hope you can join us! 

Get inspired!

GLDAS Lake Erie Screw Factory Open House front page 11-9-09

GLDAS Lake Erie Screw Factory Open House 11-9-09 back page

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"Raw" walls are a thing of beauty…

One of my favorite issues of Metropolis magazine is the April ’09 issue. It features the Rough Luxe Hotel that just opened in London. When Rabih Hage, the architect chosen to rehab the 1820’s Georgian home, saw the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper and paint layers, he fell in love with the beauty of the rough hewn walls and their resulting patina qualities. He designed the décor around each room’s walls, combining different textures to complement the whole.

 Now how cool is that?

Here are a few photos:   

Rough Luxe Hotel guest room

Rough Luxe Hotel guest room

 

Rough Luxe Hotel- another guest room

Rough Luxe Hotel- another guest room

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The Studio in Photos

For those of you who have asked to see what the Great Lakes Decorative Arts Studio looks like, here it is!

The Studio is located in the former Lake Erie Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio. It is a 2  minute drive from I90. The wonderful old factory houses over 50 various sized artisan studios. We hold an Open House twice a year, which is when most of these photos were taken. The studio is divided into two areas, the classroom and the work room. I keep the work room private; it is filled with products, works in progress, tools, ladders and anything else you can think of!

When I moved in...

When I moved in...

After a little lime plaster and rust

After a little lime plaster and rust

Welcome to the Open House!

Coming into the classroom area

Coming into the classroom area

 

Here is the wall of finishes… in several pics

Finishes- first

Finishes- first

Wall of finishes- two

Wall of finishes- two

Wall of finishes- three

Wall of finishes- three

Wall of finishes- four

Wall of finishes- four

The other long wall

The other long wall

In an upcoming post, I’ll tell you a bit about that gorgeous Art Deco screen that you see in the first photo.

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