We talk to Instagram user @the_wood_house from New York, America. Their extremely chic renovation looks right out of a catalogue for 60s cool.
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Can you tell us your country/city?
New York, in the USA
What inspires you?
Simple and timeless design.
What would your mission statement be for your home?
To restore and protect the original design and spirit of the house.
Name your 3 favourite designers?
Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler (Both architects who designed furniture and objects for every home they built) and of course, Hans Wegner
What is the favourite design piece in your home?
Our Wegner Papa Bear Chairs. They are original, passed down to us from my husband’s parents. They lived in Denmark for some time and returned to the states with them. I guess you could say they are family heirlooms.
What’s your favourite room and why?
The Living Room is the heart of the house. We love the open space with panoramic views of the woods, central fireplace and easy access to the outdoors through both the patio and porch.
What future plans do you have for your place?
The bathrooms are definitely on the list. The kitchen was redone not so long ago by the previous owners and is fine for now. Eventually it will be redone so it is more in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the house. Some landscaping and stone work is also in the plan.
When not making your home beautiful, what are you spending your time doing?
We enjoy travel, art and design but most of all we enjoy the serenity of the house.
Cherner chair, Eiffel chair, Pappa bear chair, Aalto stools, Eames hang-it-all, Panton Flowerpot lights