As a number of you have heard, we completed a very special project this past year near Peggy’s Cove. After finishing this summer home’s kitchen, four bathrooms, main floor built-ins, and stairwell we tackled the clients “Man Cave”. In an outbuilding just steps away from the main house sits this charming dwelling nestled into the granite rocks. Our job was to design and build an office concealing technology as much as possible yet have it fully accessible. Once in place we were to give it the full Henhouse treatment – nothing was to look too new or too polished. No problem we said! Using the blues of the ocean as our inspiration and drawing from the gorgeous stone floors on the main level, we painted and antiqued and distressed for weeks. With us gone now the room will be filled up with comfortable chairs, folk art, gorgeous hooked mats made by our client and all the latest technology all tucked away so they can fully appreciate the bold ocean views out their windows.
We discovered these chairs from a source in Toronto this year and I have to say they are beautifully made with a soft bleached out finish. They remind us of Parisian cafes where you can sit and linger over coffee and a croissant and watch the world go by. Pair these with our South Shore or Oxford Harvest tables. Priced at $195 each.
One of our favorite things to do here at Henhouse is hunt for unique finds. We got just that chance last week when we hit the road and traveled down to the South Shore and picked up quite a few diamonds in the rough. We especially love finding dilapidated and neglected pieces, fixing them up, discovering hidden patina and letting them shine again. Pair these unique pieces with something contemporary and you really will have the design “tension” that is in all the magazines. We’ve spent all week sanding, hammering, nailing, stripping, and waxing these diamonds to sparkling perfection. Stay tuned for the finished results.
When we named this furniture line “South Shore”, it brought to mind images of family cottages that are dotted around our beautiful coastline right here in Nova Scotia. These cottages are homes that have been passed down or have been built to resemble that passed down look. Hence this furniture line embodies that by having the classic lines and worn in perfection that will stand the test of time and can be passed down to future generations.