Most of the time I take my furniture to Lucketts or a fair, it sells and I don’t ever see it again. It’s always nice when I “hear from one.” (Especially when it ends up in the home of a professional photographer who sends me photographic proof that it found a good home.)
This dresser started out as a typical Craig’s List find, but there was something about the quality of it, the lines, the masculinity with turned legs…I just knew it was a special piece. As a bonus, the amazing original hardware was in a plastic bag in one of the drawers.
I refinished it for a Cottages & Bungalows article last January…
…and then put it up for sale during the Lucketts Ground Hog Day Sale.
Jodi spotted it on the Lucketts website and, after consulting with her designer, she purchased it over the phone for her son’s room. Jodi was going for a loosely themed vintage camp feel and, while the union jack doesn’t scream “vintage camp feel”, it really works in the space.
I love how everything just works.. It’s not matchy-matchy or something Ben, the room’s occupant, will grow out of quickly…or ever, maybe.
Jack looks happy, don’t you think? It’s funny, while I never pictured this dresser in this room specifically, I always pictured it a room just like this…
…and for a boy just like Ben.
This room was designed with the help of Marya Kalton . I love her work. Her rooms are sophisticated, but very real and practical. That’s a delicate balance and she hits the nail on the head.
All photographs, unless marked as my own, were used with permission from Jodi M. Photography. You can check out Jodi’s photography portfolio here. She’s amazing…in fact, she’s doing the pictures of me for my book.