This space was a former home office in the lower level of a private residence. The entry to the room was through generic glass paneled french doors. The new owners desired a open space that connected to the more casual feel of the lower level but using authentic materials. The challenge was opening up the entry on a load bearing wall. I used Douglas Fir timbers from the early 1900’s, finished in a natural color with interior distressed brick from a 1860’s alley house to create a dramatic and natural entry point that was structurally sound. The center coffee table was commissioned by JRDesigns and utilizes the same timbers in a different finish, coupled with polished metal supports and a glass top elevated with rustic bolts. The textural journey continues with matching contemporary hair on hide swivel chairs flanking a commissioned side table which features a Polynesian wood top paired with a simple metal base. On the far right is an art display stand which utilizes a crank shaft from a heavy duty truck to support one of the owners collection of unique wood geodesic spheres.