13 April 2009

Retreat Design







Recently I have discovered my love and appreciation of vintage items, and my ability to find new uses for old, well worn, well loved items.  Obviously my favorite things to re-purpose are things that have been handed down through my family, having belonged to those who have come before me.  Things with a story, things that have been loved by others first.  While I have always loved antiques and vintage items, lately I have been lucky enough to be introduced to people who are passionate about  reusing previously under-apprecited objects.  

One such couple, whom I met at my most recent visit to the Sand Point Antique Market, is the incredibly talented Designers Bob and Debi Ward Kennedy.   Bob & Debi combine their talents and experience in custom home construction & retail design to create a constantly changing line of home decor products. Utilizing recycled, thrifted, salvaged, and gathered items, these artists create fresh new furniture and accessories with a vintage vibe.  The items that they had in their booth at the show were absolutely divine!  

Debi was kind enough to send me some recent photos to share with you.  They have items available for sale locally, so if you live in the Seattle area, you are in luck!  They also have a blog, where you can see where you can find their fabulous creations, as well as keep up with what they are currently working on.  

So head on over, as I am sure that you will find something on their site that inspires you~
xo


reimagine . recycle . redecorate . relax . retreat
Retreat Collections by KENNEDY|kennedy Design
vintage-style furniture and home decor


10 comments:

Gigi said...

I LOVE the sheet music on the lampshade! I collect old photographs, and I sometimes photocopy them onto beautiful paper, then paste the copies onto lampshades. It gives such a beautiful effect!

Deb said...

Kimberly, thank you so much for this lovely post.... we really love what we do, and appreciate getting such favorable press for it. You are a dear to share us with your readers!

(The pair of lampshades is made from sheet music and player piano music rolls, btw!)

Nora said...

Love all of their stuff. Thanks for sharing ;)

Joyce said...

Kimberly, thanks for sharing. Too bad I don't live in the area these are neat!

JZ said...

I love the music sheet lampshade!!

littlebyrd said...

So cool and creative - I love it!

Jeanneoli said...

Loving the sheet music on the shades....what a great idea.

blondiensc said...

I love the sheet music too! so creative! Thanks for sharing, i will pop over to their blog too.

Tina Tarnoff said...

Gorgeous, I love these lamps. Especially the one with the sheet music lampshade. I am all for buying vintage and for reusing!

Ciara said...

Oh I love that music lamp!!! Thanks for inspiring!