Coordinating Set of Home Accessories

Early last winter as we were in the flurry of preparing for Craft + Design, one of our favorite local craft shows, a newlywed couple asked if we could make a coordinating set of items for their new home. They’d seen these items in our Etsy shop and on our social media, and it had set their wheels spinning imagining an address plaque, hall bench, and coat rack for the entrance of their house. What a dream it was for us to combine all our skills to create this special grouping!

Here you can see each of the pieces in progress in our studios. The bench and coat rack hooks are forged steel, with the seat and coat rack frame made from cherry wood. The mosaics are made from a variety of glass and ceramic.

Like many of our most successful projects, this couple gave us a few particulars to work with, and left the rest of the design up to us. They told us their colors, shared photos of the entrance to their home, and mentioned some of our work to which they were especially drawn. That balance of specifics and openness allows us as artisans the structure and freedom we need to create new and fresh custom work in our signature style.

Below are photos and details of each of the finished pieces in our studios. Johannah loves to photograph all our work in the metal studio. The west-facing side of the shop space is covered entirely in large, industrial-era windows allowing for the most beautiful filtered natural lighting.

Small Table Bases

Not too long ago, we shared a few table bases that were all big and hefty. This time around we’ve got a series of smaller, though no less substantial tables.

We shared some work-in-progress photos of this first set of tables last fall along with some other pieces of forged furniture. Since then, they’ve had tops created by the talented Sallie Plumley and the series of finished tables installed in the Tabol Brewing tasting room here in Richmond. What a gorgeous combination of handmade, local work, if we do say so ourselves!

Kyle created this grouping of glass top tables with forged steel bases in time for last fall’s Craft + Design show. This series consists of an oval coffee table and two round end tables. This set is available, so if you’re interested, contact us for pricing information and to arrange a visit to see them in person!

This last base was custom designed and created for this gorgeous stone top. We loved having this beautiful stone slab in the studio. These photos don’t come close to conveying the beauty of the colors and patterns. A simple but elegant base is just the thing to support this lovely top.

Large bathroom vanity mirror

Late last spring Johannah was commissioned to create a large 36”H x 50”W mosaic mirror frame for a bathroom vanity. The client provided photos of the vanity and artwork in the bathroom for color inspiration, and Johannah set to work!

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Kyle created the custom wood frame for the mirror, then Johannah stained the edges black. Mosaic is a slow, meticulous media, so covering this large surface in tiny glass tesserae took several weeks. Once the mosaic was completed and the glue dry, the frame was grouted and the mirror installed. We constructed a sturdy giant box for shipping and off it went to its new home!

We have several mosaic mirror options in our Etsy shop. Some are ready to ship and some are custom mirrors made to order. We also have a couple in the studio showroom that haven’t made it onto Etsy yet. If you’re local and would like to check out any of these mirrors in person, reach out to make an appointment. We’d love to show you around!

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