Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Inside the Home of Artist Amy Ruppel
This photo of artist Amy Ruppel's from Design*Sponge tugged at my heart strings. Notice the amazing wood paneling on her walls. My grandfather, an ornamental iron smith, used a similar paneling in the retirement home he built from scratch near Austin, Texas. He achieved this look by taking sheets of wood and having them sand-blasted until the grain stood out in relief. He then rubbed the panels with a silvery paint. The look is both rustic and elegant. I have never seen this style outside his retirement cabin. What a beautiful way to bring the warmth of wood into the home.