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AT_play - FOYER PROGRESS by Annabelle Guldner

The nickelgap is installed and we are moving on to picking paint colors. This week the stairs will get sanded down and trim and doors painted. Should look good by the end of this week!

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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.

material_play HERE WE WANT IT BURNT! by Annabelle Guldner

Check out this cool material - charred wood. Ever thought about using burnt wood as a decorative material?

It can be used for interior wall coverings, exterior cladding or exterior pavers and decking! The process originated in Japan, where they burnt wood to preserve and antique it. It's called Shou-Sugi-Ban which translates to burnt cedar board. The look is really cool with a unique texture and rich, deep almost black color. There are different degrees of charring resulting in various textures, and colors. It's yet another way to give wood a unique character and try something different! Any type of wood can be used, original it was driftwood exposed to harsh climates, therefore you can achieve an expensive look with wood you would never think of using for a finished product!

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sources:

https://www.ghsproducts.com/shou-sugi-ban/

http://matchstickwoods.com/

material_play by Annabelle Guldner

A TWIST ON RECLAIMED WOOD
check out the work of @tristantiteux he uses relcaimed wood in an exciting way. instead of only using pure wood species he encourages the incorporation of leftover plywood, osb, mdf and other engineered wood products that fill up our landfills and hurt our environment. the outcome are fun and innovative furniture pieces that represent a thoughtful and sustainable process to help our planet survive.

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furniture_impro by Annabelle Guldner

check out these beautiful pieces of wood that will be worked into special furniture creations. wandering through this warehouse was inspiring and breathtaking. the sheer size of those wood slabs is fascinating. we love working with liveedge pieces and combining them with other materials for an eclectic and custom, sculptural result. the ideas of what to create are endless! let us know if you are interested!

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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner

be bold and be brave! go a little wild and express yourself in the bathroom design and tile selections! chances are you won't like it in about 4-10 years anyway, even if you did play it safe, so make it you! if you plan to stay in your home 4+ years let us design to work for you! so you enjoy it and will be happy in the space! there is a good chance a future buyer will be wowed by something that makes a statement rather than the boring same old! check out these really cool tile designs. we love the details and techniques used for these tile selections! it's fun, it's different it's playful!
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furniture_impro by Annabelle Guldner

I love working at this desk. It is naturally shaped from a camphor slab. Decorated with a hand-drawn design around the edge and an oiled surface for a soft and natural finish, the appearance has beautiful haptic properties. The simple steel legs play off the softness and organic shape of the wood and gives it its stable and strong appearance.

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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner

What material comes to mind when you think of bathroom design? - Tile, of course! But why? Check out these great examples of bathroom designs with little or now tile at all! And enjoy the atmosphere and the functionality resulting from it. We love different concepts and exploring materials in unexpected ways. It opens new doors for fresh ways of designing and unexpected applications that work just as well as tile. You just don't see it everywhere. Interior design is about being playful and functional and creating purposeful and beautiful interiors. Remember - You have to be in a state of play to design (Paula Scher)... and that's what we are all about! Here are some examples from pinterest:

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bananas and interior design by Annabelle Guldner

We first heard of this company through research during my master's degree at SCAD. They make use of the banana tree trunk (which decomposes after giving fruit) and generate beautiful veneer from it. No glues or water is used during the proces which makes it sustainable and eco-friendly. The outcome is gorgeous and a 100% natrual! We love working with materials that have been developed to advocate sustainability and ethical design.

The applications are endless; furniture, wall paneling, ceiling, cabinetry and millwork. FIBandCO is the company that developed this product. Hopefully it will catch on and be more widely used as it dedreases deforestation and promotes green energy. Their carbon footprint is minimized since the factory is located right in the middle of the banana plantations in Martinique, France.

These veneers are versatile and beautiful, not to mention unique! And we can't wait to incorpate them into our next project!