Saturday, October 30, 2010
Pretty in zinc ...
The zinc-topped garden tables above would look great at my place, just in case anyone wants to know what I would love for Christmas. Images via European Antique Market in Lexington, Kentucky (left) and Melissa Edleman Antiquaire in Higland Park, Illinois.
This beautiful outdoor table (above) is sold through Harbinger, Los Angeles. Design and photo by Lucas Studio, Inc.
Is there any way to break the magnetic attraction to these pieces? I am being pulled to the pedestal table (above) with such force, and I have no clue where I collected this image.
I have been salivating over this amazing bookcase (right) that was offered at the 1st Dibs web store. No doubt, somewhere in Paris, a rooftop window is missing its pediment. What a spectacular transformation of architectural salvage!
The zinc trend that shows real staying power in design magazines and home decor catalogs is the conversion of antique architectural fragments and industrial items into interior accessories. Above (left) Clayton Gray Home shows off a finial that has been transformed into a chic lamp, while the great French fabric bins (right) can come to the rescue when more storage is needed, or a plant needs a new home.
If I ever build that lakeside or beach cottage, I'm thinking that a zinc counter top might just be the perfect bathroom surface! The humble bath counter at left is available through Wisteria. The tempting zinc dining table photo (above right) is via LLH Designs.