There is an amazing hunting ground just over the hill in Sonoma called Artefact Design and Salvage. Inside, you’ll witness some decor that would make any designer swoon. Outside is a massive architectural salvage yard that sets my heart awhirl. It’s all way out of my budget of course, but inspirational to look at.
Check out these chandeliers, all so different:
Here are a few images from the salvage yard outside:
In my conversation with the manager a few weeks ago, I was told that Restoration Hardware photographed their store and in his opinion “copied” many of their ideas. This is complete hearsay, of course, but I couldn’t help noticing these pieces from RH’s spring collection:
Entablature Mirror, $3,290
Trestle Wood Salvaged Dining Table, $3,290
Salvaged Wood Sideboard, $2,990
Gun Barrel Salvaged Dining Table, $3,290:
I say, if his opinion is correct, then imitation is the best form of flattery.