furniture design

furniture_play - TABLE UPCYCLE by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play - DOOR AND SAW HORSE UPCYCLE
I love how our little improvised conference/indoor dining table turned out! With little money, some inspiration and imagination, I now have a unique, one-of and functioning table built entirely from reused materials and tools! Metal saw horses, two birch doors from craigslist, some paint and screws is all it took! And when it's time to let it go, it won't hurt. But for now, hell to the yeah - I think it works and I think it looks fun and good!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs

kitchen_play - SWINGS IN THE KITCHEN, WHY NOT? by Annabelle Guldner

PLAYING IS NOT JUST FUN - IT’S HEALTHY

Release the inner kid and play! I love when interior design trends aim to address space concepts that are not just out there but also actually functional. So here is to the swing trend. We have seen swings in homes before, but usually they are in dedicated spaces and it's just one or a swinging bench on a porch. But what about integrating swings into daily life and incorporating them into out kitchens? 

Check out these examples of swings as island seating. How wonderful, since now you get to wiggle around and go back and forth without anyone saying: don't rock your chair, sit still! Movement is encouraged and how we have learned from studies - it's good for you! Especially swinging motions have a soothing and calming effect, which works great for kids and adults alike!

Swings can be made more comfortable and deviate from the traditional one horizontal board shape, with comfy backs and upholstered seats. Think about it, why not? Because you don't see it everywhere? Even more reason to do and to try it. 

As for the aesthetics, think about cleaning under the chairs by the island... yes you move them every time to sweep up the crumbs... no need with hanging chairs! There are even systems that let you pull your swings up and out of the way if need be... The 'hanging' concept also introduces a different and exciting vibe into your home and changes the dynamics of how we perceive space. The only thing usually dangling from the ceiling are light fixtures, so creating a richer experience through utilizing the ceiling in structural ways can be very exciting alter your design for the better. Browse around and let us know your thoughts on this!



sources:
https://www.nyde.co.uk/article/springs-concrete-trend

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/83/46/d1/8346d1a107c37f24f12f9436dc7c9a56.jpg

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-a-bold-colorful-patterned-cali-house-229865?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed#gallery/51126/4

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - A SPACE WITHIN A SPACE by Annabelle Guldner

I needed a little bit of a change, so I decided to integrate my work area into the master bedroom. We use this great room in our current home as our master bedroom, so it's open to the rest of the house, which is what we Iike. This makes the office space part of other spaces and let's me be part of the hustle and bustle while I work... this might sound weird, but it's important to me and I work best that way. It's just another example on how important it is that our homes are fine-turned to work for us and support us in the way we live and work. My beautiful custom desk found its new spot and its design is more elevated in the semi-private area. 
I'm an advocate for flexible and responsive design solutions and home transformations in existing structures to render them the perfect platform for your way of life! Quality of life changes everything and so does design.

#design #interiordesign #furnituredesign#sustainableliving #recycling #repurpose#reimagine #creativity #creativeoutlet#expressyourself #gooddesign #livewell#qualityoflife #entrepreneur #girlpower#womanbuilder #realestate #homedesign#womenrunningcompanies #bringtolife#handmade #woodworking #woodpassion#woodworking #furniture #furnituredesign#decoration #interiors

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs

furniture_play - midcentury transformations by Annabelle Guldner

Remember this one? I finally had a chance to fully transform this gem! Some oil, 2 paint colors and a metallic spray paint did the trick! I love the result and can't wait to get started on the other piece!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - A DESK AS UNIQUE AS ITS OWNER by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play - A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO A BUILT-IN DESK
This desk was built for a young college student who needed a place to study, game, and work. The space lend itself to a long desk that gives him the surface for his gaming computer without being in the way, while offering a lot of knee space. The desk is uniquely shaped, with a futuristic touch and maximizing the space available. The shelves above mimic the desk form and seem to vanish into the wall, giving this desk its unique appearance. This desk was designed and built by designATplay, and we love how the functionality paired with such a distinct and interesting design.

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

art_play DESIGN SKETCHING by Annabelle Guldner

Sketching and free-hand drawings are so important as a designer and builder. Drawing is our language and being able to communiate effectively and quickly is crucial too. Besides the proessional benefit, sketching is a stress reliever and helps to relax the mind. It still requires high concentration but the honing of that skill will reach far beyond just drawing. It will improve your spatial awareness, perception of proportion, attantion to detail and overall sensitivity for shape and form. It will make you better designer, an help you leap forward.
I enjoy sketching, especially objects; you learn things you might have not seen or noticed before. It helps me to feel more confident with clients and strategies to keep everyone on the same page when it comes to the understanding of the process and game plan.

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play NEED A GUEST BED? A QUICK AND CREATIVE SOLUTION... by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play A QUICK AND UNIQUE GUEST BED DESIGN
We had just moved to Colorado Springs and were expecting our first house guests there. Having moved from Savannah, Georgia to Colorado we downsized and took as little as possible, therefore only one original and custom master bed went with us... leaving us short of a guest bed.

Yes we could've bought an inexpensive bedframe and mattress at IKEA... but what's the fun in that?? Instead we bought some concrete block, a couple of 2x6's and 2 sheets of plywood.... voila! It's comfy, unique and original! It took us about 4 hours of our time and some imagination! Our guests love it!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

 

furniture_play PANTON by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play PANTON CHAIR
The Panton chair designed by Verner Panton in the 60's and from the very first moment that I saw it has been one of my favorite classic chairs. It was the first moulded plastic chair of its kind! It's a masterpiece of technology as well as ergonomic design and its iconic shape and forward thinking shape makes it a perfect addition to modern and contemporary interiors. It has been produced in collaboration with Vitra starting in 1967 and at the vitra design museum in Weil am Rhein you get to indulge in the fascinating world of this and other pieces of furniture design history! 
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